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Popular amenities for Jacksonville vacation rentals

Stay near Jacksonville's top sights

Mayo Clinic57 locals recommend
University of North Florida24 locals recommend
TIAA Bank Field134 locals recommend
Jacksonville International Airport56 locals recommend
Omni Amelia Island Resort8 locals recommend
St Johns Town Center418 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Jacksonville

  • Total rentals

    5.6K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    182K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    3.2K properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    2.4K properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.7K properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    3.1K properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Jacksonville

All About Jacksonville

Located in the northeast corner of Florida, Jacksonville is the state’s biggest city, both in terms of geographic size — it even dwarfs Los Angeles — and population. While the city’s sprawling layout can be daunting to visitors, you can concentrate your visit here on two areas. The neighborhoods flanking the St. Johns River, the historic center of Jacksonville, offer a bevy of urbane pleasures, from cafes and boutiques to clubs. Just a 25-minute drive east of downtown, you'll find 22 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches. Escape to Amelia Island for a relaxed getaway, go surfing on Atlantic Beach, wander along the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, or while away the day on the white sands at Neptune Beach.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Jacksonville

From October through April, the weather in Jacksonville is glorious: sunny, relatively dry, and far warmer than in the northern United States. Sure, the temperature may dip into the 40s Fahrenheit in January, but frost and snow are almost unheard of, and you can usually be comfortable wearing short-sleeve shirts with perhaps a light jacket for the evening. (No matter the season, pack sunscreen and mosquito repellent.)

The snowbirds (Florida’s winter residents) return north by May because the temperature here climbs into the high 80s and 90s Fahrenheit in summer, with humidity to match. The Atlantic Ocean does keep the heat from becoming too oppressive, but summer rains are frequent. Hurricane season peaks in early autumn, so if you’re scheduling a trip to Florida then, consider travel insurance.

Top things to do in Jacksonville

Timucuan Preserve

Take the river ferry to this 46,000-acre ecological and historical preserve, managed by the U.S. National Park Service, for a fascinating counterpoint to Jacksonville’s urban charms. This area was settled by the Timucua people for millennia, and you can explore the region’s history by perusing the Visitor Center exhibits. See what unspoiled Florida once looked like by hiking through the preserve’s salt marshes or kayaking along its backwaters.

Riverside and Avondale

The historic neighborhoods of Riverside and Avondale are also among Jacksonville’s most forward-thinking, where clothing boutiques and hip restaurants are interspersed with placid streets and beautifully preserved Mediterranean Revival homes. The bohemian vibe in the 5 Points area is particularly strong, and art lovers can spend a day or two exploring Riverside, including the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and the popular Saturday-morning Riverside Arts Market.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Jacksonville?

    Jacksonville has a humid subtropical climate with mild, wet winters and hot, humid summers. Average temperatures range from 41-63°F (5-17°C) in the coolest month of January, to 72-91°F (22-33°C) in the hottest month of July.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Jacksonville?

    In Jacksonville, you can explore the vast Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, immerse yourself in the exhibits at the Museum of Science and History, or stroll along the scenic Jacksonville Riverwalk. The city also has beautiful beaches, such as Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach, where you can enjoy the sun and surf.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Jacksonville?

    The most preferred time to explore Jacksonville is in the spring (March to May) when the weather is mild and the city hosts popular events such as the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and the Gate River Run.

  • What are the best places to stay in Jacksonville?

    Downtown Jacksonville is a popular area to stay due to its proximity to shopping, dining, and arts venues. The Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods are known for their historic charm and local boutiques. For beach lovers, Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach offer accommodations just steps from the ocean.

  • What are the best places to visit in Jacksonville?

    Some frequently visited places in Jacksonville include the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and the Museum of Science and History. The Fort Caroline National Memorial, which commemorates the French presence in sixteenth-century Florida, is also a popular spot.

  • What are some hiking trails in Jacksonville?

    You can explore the trails at places like the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, which has trails running through diverse ecosystems, or the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, where trails wind through a variety of plant habitats. The Baldwin Rail Trail is a 14.5 mile (23.3 km) trail, great for both hiking and biking.

  • What are some family activities to do in Jacksonville?

    Families often enjoy exploring the hands-on exhibits at the Museum of Science and History, encountering wildlife at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, or spending a day at the Adventure Landing amusement park. The city also has kid-friendly beaches, such as Neptune Beach, with calm waters for swimming.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Jacksonville?

    From Jacksonville, you can take a day trip to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S., or explore the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Another option is Amelia Island, known for its pristine beaches and historic Fort Clinch.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Jacksonville?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Jacksonville. From over 530 condo rentals to over 2,610 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Jacksonville?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 3,120 vacation rentals in Jacksonville featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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