Situated along several miles of the St. Johns River and Atlantic coast, Jacksonville provides an attractive destination for those who love water sports, nightlife, golf and lazy coastal evenings sipping cocktails. Though the city sprawls a little, getting from central Jacksonville hotels to the beach and vibrant downtown areas takes just minutes.
The invigorating downtown neighborhoods around Jacksonville Landing and Southbank Riverwalk feature excellent dining, like sister restaurants B.B.’s and Biscotti’s and the always-popular River City Brewing Company. A quick drive from hotels, Jacksonville’s downtown area also offers unique attractions like the famous Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and the Museum of Contemporary Art, which boasts the largest contemporary collection in the Southeast.
After exploring the city life, grab your beach towels and suntan lotion for a short drive to Jacksonville’s almost twenty miles of pristine beach. Along the strand, dine on sumptuous seafood at Dolphin’s Depot and then step right onto Neptune Beach to bask in the sun. If you tire of the beach, each Jacksonville Marriott hotel places you within easy reach of San Marco Square, a quaint shopping neighborhood, and Municipal Stadium, home to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.