Choose Our Hotel near Jacksonville’s Best Things to Do
If the Florida sand and sun are calling your name, answer the call by staying at the Country Inn & Suites, Jacksonville, FL, located within about 30 minutes of Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville beaches. Forget your swimwear? No problem—you can drive less than a mile to pick up replacements at Orange Park Mall. In the evening, enjoy dinner and drinks at The Jacksonville Landing in downtown Jacksonville, or watch the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the NFL’s best at TIAA Bank Field. If you’re visiting the area on business, our hotel offers quick access to military bases like Camp Blanding Joint Training Center and the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville.
Essential Jacksonville Destinations:
- Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (7 miles)
This extensive base is an important hub for naval activity in the South and is home to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), the Navy’s largest aviation squadron. Check the schedule to see if the Blue Angels are performing during your visit.
Phone: +1 (904) 542-3351
- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens (10.7 miles)
Whether you want to see works from 2100 BCE or the 21st century, this museum has something for every art lover. Take a stroll through the beautiful flower gardens, and then admire works by famous artists like Norman Rockwell and Winslow Homer.
Phone: +1 (904) 356-6857
- Kingsley Plantation (39.3 miles)
Built in the last years of the 18th century, this plantation once covered more than 1,000 acres. Today, you can take tours to learn about the Kingsley family and the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property.
Phone: +1 (904) 251-3537
- Orange Park Mall (0.8 miles)
With more than 120 stores, a kids’ play area and a 24-screen AMC theater, the Orange Park Mall is one of the area’s top shopping destinations.
Phone: +1 (904) 269-9413
- Oakleaf Town Center (6 miles)
Pick up what you need for a great vacation at Oakleaf Town Center, featuring stores like Super Target, Home Depot, Ulta Beauty, Kohl’s, Pier 1 Imports and more.
Phone: +1 (727) 386-6000
- Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (24 miles)
Take a train ride around this zoo and botanical gardens, home to more than 2,000 exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Kids won’t want to miss the Goat Yard, where they can brush a Pygmy goat for free.
Phone: +1 (904) 757-4463
- Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary (29 miles)
Get up close to leopards, cougars and lions at this rescue for endangered animals. Book a special night-feeding tour to see Bengal tigers and other big cats eat their evening meals.
Phone: +1 (904) 757-3603
- Jacksonville Beaches
Don’t forget your sunscreen! Enjoy a day of sunbathing, swimming and strolling at these area beaches:
Sporting Events and Concerts:
- Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (14.4 miles)
With a capacity of 15,000, this multipurpose arena is one of the area’s top bets for family entertainment. See musicians like Rihanna, or cheer on the Jacksonville Icemen hockey team.
Phone: +1 (904) 630-3900
- TIAA Bank Field (17.2 miles)
Watch the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the competition at this football stadium located on the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.
Phone: +1 (904) 633-6100
Nightlife and Entertainment:
- Florida Theatre (13.1 miles)
Opened in 1927, this historical theater can accommodate up to 1,900 people. See shows by famous comedians like Tom Segura and musicians like the Bee Gees, or watch a classic movie with your kids.
Phone: +1 (904) 355-5661
- The Jacksonville Landing (15.4 miles)
For shopping, dining, nightlife, live music and special events, visit The Jacksonville Landing on the St. Johns River.
Phone: +1 (904) 353-1188
- Downtown Jacksonville (15.7 miles)
There’s no end to the things to do and places to visit in downtown Jacksonville, including art galleries, restaurants, nightlife, parks, markets and more.
Phone: +1 (904) 634-0303
- General Electric
- Lockheed Martin
- Southeastern Toyota
- SunTrust Bank