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Jacksonville Travel Guide

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Jacksonville isn't your typical Florida vacation destination: It's not right on the beach like Miami, it's not choked with theme parks like Orlando and it's not small and quaint like Key West. Most travelers use this expansive city primarily as a jumping-off point for the nearby beach communities of Amelia Island and Ponte Vedra Beach or a cruise aboard the Carnival Fascination. But Jacksonville does have the makings of a great ... continue»

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When to Visit Jacksonville

The best times to visit Jacksonville are from March to May and September to November. These shoulder seasons see pleasant weather, as well as fewer tourists and lower prices than the summer months. June through August is peak travel season in northeast Florida, with hot temperatures and plenty of sunshine drawing beach bums in droves. Winter, on the other hand, can see average temperatures drop into the 40s, driving visitors away and prices way down. If you're looking for a deal, then plan on a cold-weather visit to Jacksonville.

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Getting Around Jacksonville

The best way to get around Jacksonville is by car. The greater Jacksonville area encompasses 840 square miles, and the nearby beach towns of Amelia Island, Ponte Vedra Beach and Atlantic Beach are roughly 30 miles away from the downtown area. You'll find several big-name car rental agencies located in the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), which sits roughly 15 miles north of the downtown area. However, if you aren't a fan of heavy highway traffic, you can rely on several different public transportation methods to get around. You'll also find a number of taxi services operating in Jacksonville that offer rides between downtown, Amelia Island and the airport.

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