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Jacksonville's Southern Hospitality Shines with Hip, Historic and Luxurious Destinations

Jacksonville is known as the "River City by the Sea" and boasts over 70 golf courses. She hosts numerous music festivals throughout the year attracting fans to her her expansive coastline. One of the top "25 Cities for Art" a Symphony, Museum of Contemporary Art, and Broadway series entertain while the dining culture proudly celebrates national recognition.

If you are vacationer looking for an eco-adventure, Jacksonville (also known as the First Coast) boasts 85,000 acres of parks you can escape to for serenity. Family getaway on the calendar? 22 miles of flawless beaches and attractions like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and Adventure Landing will ensure you'll have plenty to do.

NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars make Everbank Field downtown their home, and hotels like the Crowne Plaza Riverfront will keep you close to the action.

Play like a Pro with exclusive access to "THE PLAYERS Championship" Stadium Course at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, or celebrate an iconic history at Casa Marina Hotel and Restaurant.

You’ll find trendy Boutique hotels are popping up all over Jacksonville making locals and visitors alike embrace the intimate atmosphere it invites. Whether you are looking to “plug in” at the social Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park, or “unplug” at the neighborhood friendly Hotel Indigo Jacksonville Deerwood Park you will find the kind of warm welcome only the south could create.



Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront is at the heart of all the action at the beaches. Steps from well known live music venues like the Beaches Pavillion, and legendary Free Bird Live you'll find plenty of nightlife nearby. Rent a...  Read More



Enjoy the neighborhood at Hotel Indigo Tapestry Park. Created with a hometown feel, this fresh, boutique hotel will have you feeling right at home. Known for it's hospitality and modern design Hotel Indigo's pet friendly reputation keeps...  Read More



This modern hotel sports a chic loft style design that's popular amongst the tech savvy. Located on the Southside of Jacksonville, Aloft Tapestry Park has been embraced by the local social scene for fashionable get togethers. Indeed the Aloft...  Read More



The Casa Marina is a Jacksonville Beach treasure nearly 100 years old. Sitting steps away from the Jacksonville Pier, J Johnson Gallery, and rising local culinary hot spots, this ole girl proves that great taste never goes out of style....  Read More

Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
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If you are looking for a more urban experience, trade the ocean for the river and stay at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel. You'll enjoy being front and center to downtown Jacksonville's breathtaking riverscape where you can...  Read More



Play on one of three championship golf courses, indulge in a sumptuous spa experience, or soak up the sun on the multi-tiered pool deck. Whatever you can imagine, you can do at the newly renovated Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. A perfect...  Read More

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club


With eighty plus years of excellence in service and hospitality, the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club boasts a legacy lasting generations. This charming retreat on the sea is a family vacation favorite for it's well preserved beaches, and plethora of...  Read More



If you are looking for an ideal rejuvenating Golf and Spa retreat, look no further than Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa. This newly renovated destination is located on the historic coastline of Ponte Vedra Beach, minutes from downtown...  Read More



The luxurious AAA Five Diamond designated Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is situated on a barrier island just thirty minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. With miles of untouched beaches just outside your private balcony, the stress...  Read More



One Ocean Resort and Spa is is a luxurious getaway by the sea. Located a stones throw from Jacksonville city limits in Atlantic Beach, Fl. It shares the local coastline with a charming neighborhood town center where shopping and refreshment can...  Read More


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