Explore the best things to do around Jacksonville and North Florida

Located within 45 minutes of Atlantic, Neptune, and Jacksonville beaches, the Country Inn & Suites, Jacksonville provides a great starting point for your North Florida vacation. If you forget your swimsuit or beach toys, you can pick up replacements at Orange Park Mall, which is less than a mile from the hotel. To discover the city’s rich history, pencil in time to explore world-class museums and historic sites such as the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Fort Caroline National Memorial. Looking for more fun things to do? You can head to the Jax Ale Trail and sample beers from over 20 craft breweries. If you’re in town for the Gate River Run, the Jacksonville Brunch & Bloody Mary Festival, or another fun event, book one of our hotel rooms to stay close to the action.

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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

9.05 mi / 14.56 km from the hotel
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 Peter Paul Rubens, Norman Rockwell, and Winslow Homer.

Tree Hill Nature Center

13.28 mi / 21.38 km from the hotel
This 51-acre wilderness preserve and community resource offers hands-on programs, more than a mile of trails, a butterfly house, and a natural history museum. Spend the day learning about its three ecosystems.

Downtown Jacksonville

10.33 mi / 16.62 km from the hotel
Spend time exploring downtown Jacksonville, a unique waterfront city with art galleries, nightlife, parks, and markets.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

15.69 mi / 25.24 km from the hotel
Home to more than 2,000 animals and lush gardens featuring plants from around the globe, this zoo is a great place to take a walk on the wild side.

Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville

3.88 mi / 6.25 km from the hotel
This extensive base is an important hub for naval activity in the South and home to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), the Navy’s largest aviation squadron. You may be treated to a Blue Angels show during your visit.

Oakleaf Town Center

5.29 mi / 8.51 km from the hotel
Pick up what you need for a great vacation at Oakleaf Town Center, which features stores like Super Target, Home Depot, Ulta Beauty, and Kohl’s.

Orange Park Mall

0.69 mi / 1.1 km from the hotel
With more than 120 specialty stores, a kid’s play area, and an AMC 24 theater, the Orange Park Mall is one of the Jacksonville area’s top shopping destinations.

Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

9.72 mi / 15.65 km from the hotel
Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History (MOSH) features hands-on exhibits, summer camps, and even adult programs related to astronomy, history, and the local region.

St. Johns Town Center

13.33 mi / 21.46 km from the hotel
This landscaped open-air mall has more than 150 of the hottest retailers and restaurants, including Apple, Banana Republic, Louis Vuitton, Sephora, Tiffany & Co., P.F. Chang’s, and The Capital Grille.

TIAA Bank Field

10.64 mi / 17.13 km from the hotel
Cheer on the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field, which is located along the St. Johns River and seats more than 67,000 spectators.

Jacksonville Beaches

21.79 mi / 35.07 km from the hotel
The four city beaches (Jacksonville, Neptune, Mayport, and Atlantic) offer 22 miles of sandy shoreline, surfing, fishing, and the Beaches Museum, which highlights local history and culture.

bestbet Orange Park

2.28 mi / 3.67 km from the hotel
Offering over 20,000 square feet of space and 88 poker tables, bestbet Orange Park is one of Florida's largest poker venues. Add to your experience by betting on horse races in the simulcast area or enjoying tableside sushi, sandwiches, and drinks.