Spacious Rooms near Jacksonville's Family-Friendly Attractions
Bordering Georgia at Florida's northeastern corner, Jacksonville uses the fitting motto "Where Florida begins." The town offers a taste of Florida's beaches and family-friendly attractions without the heavy crowds in Kissimmee and Orlando. SpringHill Suites Jacksonville Airport puts visitors near some of Jacksonville's attractions, just a short drive from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Museum of Science and History, downtown Jacksonville's Riverwalk, and several Atlantic beaches.
Conveniently situated just minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, the hotel offers those just arriving a luxurious spot to stretch their legs or build a fort made of SkyMall magazines. The colorful guest rooms comfortably sleep up to four and come outfitted with a 32-inch HDTV. Outside, families can soak up the Florida sun in the hotel's large swimming pool.
Jacksonville, Florida: Atlantic Beaches, Riverside Attractions, and Old Southern Charm
Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and divided by the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is a natural playground for water recreation. Oceanfront beaches stretch for more than 20 miles, frequented by kiteboarders and surfers. For a relaxing hike or bike ride, head to one of the many nearby state parks, from Little Talbot Island State Park and its sand dunes to the salt marshes at Fort Clinch State Park.
At Jacksonville Landing shopping complex, restaurants ranging from quick Cajun-style eateries to upscale Italian fine dining overlook St. Johns River. It's well worth walking across the bright-blue Main Street Bridge to Southbank to see Friendship Fountain, which puts on a dazzling light show at night. On rainy days or for a reprieve from the beach, check out the Museum of Science and History. The museum currently displays Sue, the most intact, largest T. rex ever found, until September 23.