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Families Flock to Jacksonville's Sunny Skies, Sparkling Waterways, High-End Shopping, Great Eats

Planning a family trip can be a daunting task. However, if your plans are bringing you to the sandy shores of Jacksonville, Fl you’ll be impressed with the variety of options to choose from when it comes to accommodations.

If your vacation plans involve surf and sun there are a host of choices at the beaches from Amelia Island, down to Ponte Vedra Beach. One Ocean Resort’s luxurious surroundings will keep you “Always in Your Element”, while the Sea Turtle Kids Camp will keep youngsters entertained. The Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville Beach is situated close to local amusements and offers complimentary shuttles straight to the beach. The Palms Retro offers a charming getaway for couples and families alike with their signature throw back style and plenty of space to hang out in their intimate courtyard.

To be in the center of the action reserve a room midtown at Aloft Tapestry Park, or for the perfect spot for a cultural visit try the Omni downtown. Close to both museums and theaters, and minutes away from the sports complex the location is ideal for busy families who want to embrace the energy of the city. Whatever your itinerary you can count on great shopping, delicious eats, and plenty of fun for the whole family when you visit the River City by the Sea.



Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville Beach is the perfect escape for families on the go. Take a complimentary shuttle to the beach, or visit Jacksonville Beach's own waterpark Adventure Landing just minutes away. For that home away from home...  Read More



Families will enjoy spacious accommodations at Homewood Suites by Hilton in Jacksonville's Southbank downtown with one and two bedroom rooms. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast every morning and dinner and drinks Monday-Thursday. If you'd rather...  Read More



If you want to be in the center of all the action then you'll love Aloft Tapestry Park. Close to shopping, entertainment, and great dining, Aloft's energy is as active as it's guest's. Modern design, and a friendly staff welcome you to enjoy...  Read More



Stay close to the Jacksonville International Airport as well as popular shopping and entertainment when you reserve your room at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport Hotel. Minutes away from River City Marketplace, the whole family will find...  Read More



Stay close to the best Jax has to offer in Arts and Culture at the Omni Hotel in downtown Jacksonville. Directly across the street from the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, the Omni is a great destination if you plan on seeing a...  Read More



Enjoy an affordable family retreat with oceanfront views in Jacksonville Beach at the Hampton Inn. Your family may have come for the ocean but they will certainly also love the heated pool and grotto complete with waterfall. Start the morning...  Read More

Atlantic Beach


If you are looking for one of the best hidden gems in Jacksonville, you will find it in The Palms Retro. Tucked away in charming Atlantic Beach this funky little destination brings the iconic to life. The brightly colored hotel surrounds an...  Read More



Whether you prefer a penthouse, or a private villa, Summer Beach Resort Lodging has what you you desire. Situated just thirty minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport in scenic Amelia Island, the luxurious amenities at Summer Beach...  Read More



This stand out resort is set apart for it's dedication to guests young and old. Whether you are in for a private retreat or a family getaway One Ocean Resort and Spa's mission is to keep you "Always in Your Element". From their personal docent...  Read More

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club


The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been a family favorite since it's establishment in the 1920s. Just minutes from downtown Jacksonville the Inn & Club has turned family hospitality into an artform. Luxurious accomodations keep you relaxed...  Read More


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