Search for great hotels near Jacksonville Inlt. Airport, that will keep you close to all of the fun, and close to the airport.
Adventure LandingDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 26.4mi
1944 Beach Blvd. – Jacksonville Beach
Located just east of the Intracoastal Waterway, this family entertainment center features go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, mini-golf, batting cages, video arcade and multiple snack bars. Waterpark features a new 18,000 sq. ft. wavepool, eleven waterslides, 65-foot pirates play village and lazy river.
Alhambra Dinner TheatreDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 21.1mi
12000 Beach Blvd. – Southside
The Alhambra has been performing professional, Broadway style musicals and comedies in Jacksonville for more than 30 years. The intimate 400 seat theatre offers a wonderful dinner buffet with a full selection of beverages.
Black Heritage Trail
Trace Northeast Florida’s black history through nine sites: American Beach, Catherine Street Fire Station, Kingsley Plantation, Masonic Temple, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Edward Waters College, Edwin Stanton School and Olustee Battlefield.
Fort Caroline National MemorialDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 19.2mi
12713 Fort Caroline Road – Arlington
French Huguenots landed at this site in 1564, establishing the first Protestant colony in North America. Today, the park encompasses 680 acres and includes a replica of the original fort memorializing the colony of “la Caroline.” On the banks of the St. Johns River, facilities include visitor center with exhibits, films and bookstore, a reconstructed fort exhibit, French and Native American artifacts, nature trail and picnic area.
Greyhound RacingDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 18.6mi
Catch the excitement of greyhound racing at one of the areas Kennel Clubs. Jacksonville and the First Coast are home to three professional greyhound racing tracks, including the Jacksonville Kennel Club, Orange Park Kennel Club, and St. Johns Greyhound Racing Park. There’s loads of fun to be had and money to win!
Jacksonville Historical CenterDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 15.4mi
Trace Jacksonville’s history from its days as home of the Timucuan Indians to its growth as a major port city.
Jacksonville Maritime MuseumDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 14.7mi
Model ships, photos and artifacts relating to First Coast maritime history.
Jacksonville Zoological Gardens
Jacksonville Zoological GardensDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 9.2mi
8605 Zoo Parkway – Northside
See the largest thatched roof building in North America. Stroll through the Birds of the Rift Valley exhibit. From the elevated boardwalk, you’ll see dozens of exotic animals in the Plains of East Africa. Visit the Seronera Overlook which includes the new Reptile House, Elephant swimming pool and the Great Apes of the World. Ride the expanded train route. Enjoy lunch at the Zambezi River Restaurant or a cool drink at Kikuyu Kooler and finish the day with a shopping stop at Mombasa Import-Export, Co.
Karpeles Manuscript Library MuseumDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 14.3mi
101 W. 1st Street – Downtown
Manuscript museum houses one of the world’s largest private holdings of historical documents concerning literature, science, music and politics.
Veterans Memorial WallDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 16.3mi
1145 East Adams Street – Downtown
The largest of its kind, this memorial wall was constructed of black granite and was dedicated November, 1995, in “proud remembrance and humble tribute” to the veterans who fought in WWI, WWII, the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars. This is believed to be the only wall that lists veterans from all six branches of service including the Merchant Marines.
Yellow Bluff FortDistance from Jacksonville Intl. Airport: 11.6mi
Off New Berlin Road South – Near Dames Point Bridge
Constructed in 1862 by Confederate troops to prevent Union gunboats from attacking Jacksonville, the fort did not see extensive action during the war. This is a state historic site.