How to plan a trip to Jacksonville Beach, Florida

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Are you planning a trip to Jacksonville Beach, Florida?  Well, you have come to the right place!  From where to stay to do what to do to how to save money on activities, we have you covered.

Flights to Jacksonville Beach

The closest airport to Jacksonville Beach is the Jacksonville Airport (or JAX).  You can find flights to Jacksonville starting at $37 here.  After your flight, if you need a ride from there to your hotel in Jacksonville Beach, you can find airport shuttles from Jacksonville to Jacksonville Beach here.  If you want to rent a car, you can find car rentals starting at $24 here.

Where to Stay in Jacksonville Beach

Looking for a hotel?  My family really liked staying at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jacksonville Beach.  It’s not actually on the beach but just across the street.  So it is super convenient if you want to go to the beach but you won’t have to pay as much as you would if you stayed at an oceanfront hotel.  You can see for yourself the good rates for the hotel here.

But the hotel really is great.  It has nice rooms with comfortable beds.

A picture of a guest room at Fairfield Inn in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

The hotel has a pool and hot tub.

A picture of the outdoor pool at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jacksonville Beach

It also has a free breakfast.

Fairfield Inn in Jacksonville Beach, Florida has a continental breakfast

If you do want a hotel that is right on the ocean, then consider Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront.  You can find out more about the hotel and how to save money on your stay here.

And if you are looking for a Jacksonville Beach vacation rental, then check out the rental deals here.

Where to Eat in Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach has a lot of great restaurants.  There are two in particular my family really enjoyed, and you can read our reviews here:

Things to Do in Jacksonville Beach

There are a lot of fun things to do in Jacksonville Beach!  Of course, one of the most fun activities you can do is in the name of the city, and that is the beach!  It’s a great beach where adults and children can have fun.

There are also other fun things to do that do cost money.  But luckily, we know of coupons that can help you save money on them!