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Downtown Jacksonville
Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville which includes a city, skyline and a river or creek

The picturesque St. Johns River meanders through the center of this hub of skyscrapers, cultural landmarks and exciting nightlife.

Downtown Jacksonville is the economic and historic hub of the city. See the area from many parts of Jacksonville, as its skyscrapers rise above the surrounding city. Many of the main attractions are scattered around the St. Johns River, so the water taxi is a popular mode of transportation. Visit an array of cultural venues, such as museums, galleries and theaters. Enjoy parks, a large shopping complex on the river and a lively nightlife scene.

Spend time at the scenic setting of Friendship Fountain Park. See one of the largest water displays in the country at its center. The fountain has many powerful jets that are illuminated in a rainbow of colors. Learn about the region’s past and top up your knowledge of biology and physics at the Museum of Science and History.

Go shopping at Jacksonville Landing. Dine at one of the many restaurants and cafés in the complex, with a picturesque view of the river. Visit the arcades, boutiques and bars in the large mall.

Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river as you look up at the imposing skyscrapers in the financial district. Watch a dramatic performance at the Florida Theater or the Ritz Theater, which has an African-American theme.

Attend a game of football or soccer at EverBank Field Stadium, the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. See the Veterans Memorial Wall in a spacious plaza next to the sports arena. The monument pays tribute to the servicemen and women from the region who lost their lives at war.

Take advantage of the eclectic nightlife in the area. Hop between pubs, bars and nightclubs on almost every street.

Downtown Jacksonville is a 15-mile (24-kilometer) drive south from Jacksonville International Airport. The region is based around both sides of the St. Johns River that passes through the city and out into the Atlantic Ocean. The charming city of Jacksonville Beach is 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the east and Amelia Island is 36 miles (58 kilometers) northeast from downtown Jacksonville. Pay to park in lots in the downtown district.


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Omni Jacksonville Hotel
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
4 out of 5
245 Water St, Jacksonville, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $164 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and Florida Theatre.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,445 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel. We were recently there for a cheer competition. Staff were friendly and hotel is clean. My only issue was I have not heard back after accidentally leaving my daughters cheer shoes at the hotel. I’ve called 3x and cannot get anyone to call back. So we loved the hotel but that was ..."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Omni Jacksonville Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront
3.5 out of 5
1201 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
The price is CA $163 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Science and History and Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art. VyStar Veterans Memorial ...
3.9/5Good! (939 reviews)
"The rooms with the view of the main st bridge are amazing. Loved the rooms. Only thing the pull out couches in the suites need to be checked because the sheets that was on the bed were dirty."

Reviewed on Apr. 28, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk
3.5 out of 5
1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL
The price is CA $144 per night from May 20 to May 20
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and within 3 mi (5 km) of VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena ...
3.9/5Very Good! (991 reviews)
"Seems like the hotel is brand new or freshly renovated. Nice and clean, very clean, fresh rooms. Front desk staff was very nice and answered my questions promptly."

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95
Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95
2.5 out of 5
1331 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL
The price is CA $169 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Science and History and Florida Theatre. VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and TIAA ...
4.2/5Very Good! (982 reviews)
"Very friendly and accommodating staff! Great location downtown that puts you within a short walk or drive of beautiful parks and great restaurants. Also just a short drive over the river to event venues."

Reviewed on Apr. 30, 2021

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95
2 BR Apt Near St Johns River by Frontdesk
2 BR Apt Near St Johns River by Frontdesk
3 out of 5
1444 Home Street, Jacksonville, FL
The price is CA $83 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Science and History and Florida Theatre. VyStar Veterans Memorial ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
"This place was very clean and it had everything I need for my stay. They even provided toothbrushes as well as any other small amenities that are usually not included. Will definitely stay here again"

Reviewed on Apr. 29, 2021

2 BR Apt Near St Johns River by Frontdesk
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
4 out of 5
225 E Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL
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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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,267 reviews)
"We stayed before and after the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, we had a great experience. No worries about driving. Within walking distance from the stadium, great rooms, wonderful service. Will be staying again, just book early they fill up fast!"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2021

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
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