There are many factors that go into choosing the right vacation getaway destination. It is important to find a place that offers everything you want in a central area. This is one of the reasons that Jacksonville, FL has become a popular vacation spot. Situated in the northeastern portion of the state, the city is perfectly positioned where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The diverse attractions here make it easy to see why it’s chosen by vacationers. There are brilliant beaches, golf courses, and luxury resorts. This is a terrific city for a weekend getaway for couples and families. You can plan to tour museums or participate in an array of water activities. Planning in advance is the best way to ensure that your list of trip details is checked off.
How To Visit Jacksonville Like a Boss:
Let’s take a look at some essential topics that will help you plan your Visit to Jacksonville like a Boss!
Where to Stay?
Choosing the right accommodations for your trip can be done in a number of ways. You might have rewards associated with a particular hotel or club. Utilizing these may be the most budget-friendly way to reserve a room. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel is a popular play to stay because of its proximity to many sites within walking distance. It is possible to book a room from $150 nightly.
Another convenient location for weekend getaways is One Ocean Resort & Spa situated in Atlantic Beach. This will get you close to various beach locations for a nightly stay of around $175. Travelers will have to decide what attractions they want to be near on their trips. Some will look for deals that include airfare and hotels or other combinations, which makes these even more affordable.
What to Do?
It doesn’t matter whether you are planning a 3-day getaway or an extended vacation. The city of Jacksonville offers a lot of things to see and to do. There are annual events, such as The Players Championship and the Jacksonville Jazz Festival that make this a prime spot for travelers. Couples may choose to lounge on the beach during the daylight hours and then enjoy the nightlife the city has.
Many people plan their trips according to peak season options at chain hotels and resorts. It is also possible to find great deals during off-peak dates. Since Florida has nice weather for the majority of the year, you will not be limited to a particular month. U.S. News and World Report, states the best times to travel to Jacksonville are from March to May and from September to November.
What to Eat?
Like most coastal cities, Jacksonville provides vacationers with tasty seafood restaurants. One location to visit is River & Post with acclaimed chef Elizabeth Arana. I’d recommend the Truffle Steak Tartare and Broiled Market Oysters. River and Post also has one of the best rooftop dinings in the city. With views overlooking both the St. Johns River and the downtown skyline.
Sampling the cuisine in any city is a unique way to experience it. You’ll get a real impression at Gilbert’s Social, dining on southern-style Jalapeno-Cheddar Cornbread Biscuits.
But you can’t come to Jacksonville without trying some of the local seafood. Safe Harbor provides fresh-caught seafood to most of the top restaurants in the area. Singleton’s is ideal for a low-key meal with a great view. Located on the water in Mayport (home of the delicious Mayport shrimp) they have the best gator tail in the state, hands down. If you’re looking for a something a little more upscale, check out North Beach Fish Camp in Neptune Beach. They have a great happy hour and once you’re done and meander around the Beaches Town Center. One of the most thriving areas by the beach.
Those traveling with a group may want to pinpoint what attractions and activities are important on your trip. Getting the most out of your trip should involve immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the city, Jax as the locals call it. Deemed by the Travel Channel as one of Florida’s best beach towns, this is an urban destination that includes pockets of quaint and relaxing places to explore.