When you trade Pennsylvania for Jacksonville, Florida, it's almost like stepping into another world. The man-made brick and steel of Philly gives way to the untamed beauty and heat of the everglades, the moment you land at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).
JAX, as the locals call it, provides the tranquility of Florida's famous beaches, but in a decidedly less urban setting. Both the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail and Big Talbot Island State Park offer scenic hiking and biking.
The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve contains the Fort Caroline National Memorial, a reproduction of the state's earliest French settlement. Nearby you’ll also find the historical Kingsley Plantation. For a thrilling educational experience, watch the feeding of rescued jungle cats, at the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
The I-95 highway runs right through the center of Jacksonville, and is the route generally preferred by locals and visitors alike. The I-295 bypasses the Jacksonville metropolitan area but may not be any faster during peak commute times.
The flight to Jacksonville is just under two hours from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Jacksonville is not a bustling international hub like Fort Lauderdale. It houses the Florida Air National Guard and was originally constructed back in 1965 to serve nearby naval bases. The Jacksonville Air National Guard Base is situated in the southwest quadrant of the airport.
Located in Baymeadows, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of St. Johns Town Center, University of North Florida, and TIAA Bank Field. Mayo Clinic Florida and ...
Wyndham Garden Jacksonville$75Wyndham Garden Jacksonville$75
Oct 25 - Oct 26
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and Jacksonville Landing. Florida Theatre ...
Omni Jacksonville Hotel$106Omni Jacksonville Hotel$106
Oct 26 - Oct 27
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Florida Theatre and Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Baseball Grounds of ...
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville$139Hyatt Regency Jacksonville$139
Oct 19 - Oct 20
Nestled on the beach, this Fernandina Beach resort is 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Fernandina Beach Historic District and 8.7 mi (13.9 km) from Fort Clinch State ...
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort$161Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort$161
Oct 20 - Oct 21
Located in Northside, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from River City Market Place and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oceanway Community Center and Pecan Park Flea and Farmers' ...
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jacksonville Airport$72Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jacksonville Airport$72
Nov 10 - Nov 11
Located in Southside, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Crabtree Park and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Memorial Hospital Jacksonville. Wurn Park and Saint Vincent's Medical ...
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Jacksonville South$56SureStay Hotel by Best Western Jacksonville South$56
Nov 3 - Nov 4
Situated in Jacksonville, this motel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Orange Park Mall and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Orange Park Medical Center. Jacksonville Naval Air Station ...
Motel 6 Jacksonville - Orange Park$46Motel 6 Jacksonville - Orange Park$46
Nov 4 - Nov 5
Nestled on the beach, this Jacksonville Beach hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from J. Johnson Gallery and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Adventure Landing. Jacksonville Beach ...
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront$134Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront$134
Nov 11 - Nov 12
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Island Falls Golf and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fernandina Beach Main Beach Park and Fernandina Beach ...
Amelia Hotel at the Beach$79Amelia Hotel at the Beach$79
Oct 27 - Oct 28
Located in Baymeadows, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dog Wood Park of Jacksonville and Saint Vincent's Medical Center Southside. St. Johns Town Center ...
Best Western Premier Jacksonville Hotel$93Best Western Premier Jacksonville Hotel$93
Nov 10 - Nov 11
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