Looking for a place to stay on your upcoming trip to Jacksonville, the golf capital of Florida and home of college football's infamous Florida-Georgia game? Stay in one of our fantastic Jacksonville vacation rentals: spacious, accommodating, and close to all of the golfing, beaches, and festivals you could ever imagine!
If you’re looking for the best beaches in Jacksonville, look no further than these awesome coastal gems. Though Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach used to be a peninsula until 1912, the implementation of a 10-mile channel between the San Pablo and Tolomato Rivers officially made this wonderful area into its own unnamed island, still easily accessible by car via numerous bridges from the west.
Don’t forget to pack your swimsuits and beach towels, because 22 miles of coastline are just waiting for you to swim, explore, and sunbathe. In the summertime, you can even hop on the Beaches Trolley and explore all of the different beach towns easily - no need for a car!
If you like celebrating even the little things in life, your trip to Jacksonville will put you near many exciting cultural events. Plenty of music festivals, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival downtown, Springing the Blues in Jacksonville Beach, and the Florida Country SuperFest at EverBank Field, will keep music lovers tapping their feet all day long. Movie connoisseurs might also want to check out the Jacksonville Film Festival. This relatively new festival has been running since 2003 and is hosted by various historical venues throughout the city.
If you’re searching for the best golf courses near your Jacksonville vacation rental, look no further than the Players Stadium course at the nationally recognized TPC Sawgrass golf resort in Ponte Vedra. This course features 137 beautiful yards and an infamous par-3, 17th hole perched on a small island. Best of luck, because playing this hole is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a challenge to even the most esteemed golfer!
Don’t miss the chance to see famous golf memorabilia and great exhibits at the World Golf Hall of Fame in sunny St. Augustine! Just 30 miles south of Jacksonville, this fantastic museum at the World Golf Village is full of things that will make even the most seasoned golfer swoon. There is plenty more to do here, from two great courses to an annual golf festival to a full-sized IMAX theatre.
If you love sports, you might be searching for Jacksonville lodging for the annual Gate River Run, held every year since 1977, or college football’s famous Gator Bowl (now officially known as the TaxSlayer Bowl), which began in 1946 and has been held continuously ever since.
Does the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” sound like a blast to you? That’s what they call the Florida-Georgia game between rival teams, Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs, down in neutral-territory Jacksonville. Tailgaters and football fans alike should make sure to book their lodging ahead to enjoy the sights and sounds of this massive street party!
What are you waiting for? Book one of our excellent Jacksonville vacation rentals in northeast Florida today!
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