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Hotels in Downtown Jacksonville start at $76 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
For too long, you’ve put off the call of the sea. Even now it sings to you, the soft whisper of waves washing over soft sand, the deeper hum of the ocean itself permeating your every thought. Friend, do not deny her siren lure any longer. Pack up a bag—you don’t need much—and follow the sunshine to the rolling blue waters of the St. Johns River. Straddling this waterway is Jacksonville, a city that is, according to its own motto, “Where Florida Begins.”
Unload your baggage at one of our hotels in downtown Jacksonville and let the scent of the water carry you toward the shoreline. On one side, you have the twinkling lights and towering steel-and-glass structures that herald the modern age. On the other, you have the fabled waterway that leads out to the Atlantic Ocean. Take heart, traveler; you don’t need to choose a side. Our cheap hotels near downtown Jacksonville ensure you have the money to spend on both.
The St. Johns River empties into the Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the city itself fronts the deep blue sea. In other words, you need not go far to find a fishing charter. The Mayport Marina, tucked into the curve where the river and the ocean meet, is home to a number of companies and captains who will help you fulfill your need to cast a line and reel in your next meal. Depending on your age, you may need a fishing license, so ensure you study regulations before packing your long-neglected pole. If you’d rather gaze at the sea than fish on it, book a room at the One Ocean Resort & Spa, which overlooks the Atlantic.
A long day spent at sea is best offset by an evening ensconced in light and sound…or relaxing in a quiet café. However you wish to spend your evening hours, you can’t go wrong with a stop at The Elbow. This neighborhood is situated where the land “bends” around the St. Johns, and it has nearly everything you can imagine. Get to know your inner food critic at one of the up-and-coming gastropubs, or indulge in a vice and sit back with a stiff brandy and a fragrant cigar. Those who are musically inclined will find live music in nearly every other venue, and if it’s a steady beat and the flash of neon light you crave, then there is a nightclub with your name on it. Intent on partying the night away? Make reservations at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. It’s right near The Elbow and easy to reach after a night on the town.
There is virtually no end to what “The River City” has to offer the discerning visitor. You may have come to answer the call of the sea, but you’ll stay for the food, the music, the beauty, and the charm of the city itself. You can trust Travelocity to get you from your well-known stomping grounds to Florida’s greatest secret in good order, and without splashing out a great deal of money. Immerse yourself fully in everything she has to offer by booking one of our downtown Jacksonville hotels and opening yourself up to a marvelous experience. Go ahead, traveler. Pack that bag, and give in to the ocean’s call.
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