Hotels In Jacksonville

If you’re planning a vacation to Jacksonville there are a ton of places to stay including hotels, beach front resorts, Guest Houses and even hostels if you’re on a tight budget.

In this post I want to share with you a few hotels that are great value for money and are situated in perfect locations. I haven’t actually stayed at any of the hotels but I’ve done the necessary research and have concluded that the hotels below are three of the best.

Disagree? That’s cool. Let me know your thoughts and I can include your suggestions in this blog post.

1. Four Points by Sheraton Beachfront

A great location right on the beach for all you holiday goers that enjoy the sand and surf. Clean rooms, friendly staff and great amenities inside the hotel make this a very pleasant place to stay. They also have a good selection of restaurants with a huge variety of foods.

2. Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Another great pick. Situation downtown away from the beach, ideal if you like the buzz of the town with shops and bars nearby.

With a huge number of positive reviews on Google the Omni Hotel is a very popular place. I enjoy the more metropolitan scene instead of the beach so if I had to choose somewhere to stay in Jacksonville I would stay here.

3. Crowne Plaza, Jacksonville-Riverfront

Another hotel within reaching distance of the beach. A beautiful, well presented hotel that will please people of all tastes. The Crowne Plaza also has a number of good reviews on Google and Trip Advisor. Highly recommended.

As always you should do your own due diligence when booking a hotel. Research all the options, costs (hidden costs too) and location and choose a hotel that will suit your needs that’s also within your budget.

This video might help you make a decision….

See you soon :-)

Hunger No More

St Vincent’s Hospital in Jacksonville have recently prepared 25,000 meals to give out for free in the local community.

Despite living in such a technological age with new inventions and milestones being hit every day, it’s hard to believe that hunger still exists in the USA.

Well, sadly it’s true. However, St Vincent’s are planning to put an end to hunger in Jacksonville. On Wednesday the hospital will distribute 25,000 meals to hungry families.

The hospital are doing this in partnership with the charity, Hunger Fight, who are dedicated to ending hunger around the world.

The hospital are not actually handing out the meals themselves. They are being delivered to local charities who will then deliver the meals to individual families.

It’s a great initiative and I hope it all goes well for them. I think other states and even other countries should take note and follow St Vincent’s lead. Well done!

Things To Do When You’re Bored

What to do in Jacksonville? Here are a few ideas….

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens – a great zoo and beautiful gardens. A relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Little Talbot Island State Park

Again, perfect for a sunday afternoon if you fancy a bit of fresh air. Stunning views and wonderful wildlife.

EverBank Field

Sports fan? Get down to the stadium and enjoy the game! Games are played most weekends and sometimes in the evenings during the week.

2 Beer Tasting & Tours

Like beer? Who doesn’t, right? Get involved wight he Bud brewery tour, it’s great fun, trust us! Just remember to drink sensibly.

Atlantic Beach

If you enjoy the sand and surf you should head down the beach. Duh, where else would you go. Stunning beach, very clean and family friendly. Great on a saturday afternoon. It gets very busy in the summer months though (obviously).

Upcoming Events – April

Fancy getting out this weekend? Bored of staying at home? We’ve got you covered.

Here are a few things to do during the weekend:

1. Jacksonville Landing Market – 3rd April

10am – 2pm

This market contains all sorts of stalls displaying everything from jewellery, gifts, food, art and much much more. It’s great to wander around because I am sure there will be something that will take your fancy!

2. Trinity Baptiste College vs Southeastern University – 3rd April

6pm – 8pm

If you like Baseball then you’re in for a treat! College baseball at its best. The game is taking place at Trinity Baptiste Church starting at 6pm sharp. See you there!

3. Museum of Science and History – 3rd April

10am – 8pm

Into science? Like History? You’ll be happy with this! $5 entry to the Museum of Science and History for the entire day. The museum is open late every Friday until 8pm.

Stay tuned – more events will be posted soon.

Places To Eat In Jacksonville

Jacksonville has a number of great places to eat including bistro’s, grills, fast food joints and up scale restaurants. Whatever your tastes I am sure you will find something to satisfy your hunger!

The chefs in Jacksonville are mainly local but there are a few top quality chefs who have trained in major restaurants all over the world. Now, they are bringing their culinary expertise to Jacksonville.

The food is fresh too. Ever heard the term from ‘Farm to Bar’? Well, it couldn’t be more true for Jacksonville. There are a number of great local farms that produce fresh produce, which is used in the majority of the local bars and restaurants.

It really is good, fresh, home grown food that everybody will enjoy. So if you’re a foodie I encourage you to get out in Jacksonville and eat to your hearts content!

Enjoy :-)

Jacksonville Confidentional – Keeping You Up To Date

Residents of Jacksonville – welcome! This website is a hub for everything to do with Jacksonville, Florida including events, news, politics, things to do, restaurants and anything else we can think of.

Do you know of a special event or privy to any breaking news in and around the Jacksonville area? If you have then feel free to let us know and we can include it on the blog.

We love Jacksonville and I am sure you do too. It’s a great place to live and we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world :-)

Stay tuned because this website will be updated regularly with content about what’s going on in Jacksonville – speak soon!