Discover the best things to do in Jacksonville

Whether you’re planning an outdoor adventure or a cultural getaway, the Country Inn & Suites off I-295 gives you easy access to the many things to do in Jacksonville. You can drive to top attractions like the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in about 30 minutes. Take your family to one of the city’s white-sand beaches or for a kayak tour in the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. If you need a new swimsuit or some sports gear, swing by Orange Park Mall, less than a mile from the hotel. Looking for group activities on a business trip? Head to the Jax Ale Trail to sample beers from over 20 craft breweries. If you’re in town for the Gate River Run or the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field, 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 offers fun, hands-on programming to teach visitors about the three ecosystems represented in the park. You can also take a self-guided tour of the butterfly house, natural history museum, and nature trails.

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 30 (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 stores including Dillard’s, Belk, and local boutiques, Orange Park Mall is one of the Jacksonville area’s top shopping destinations. Families appreciate the kids’ play area, an AMC 24 theater, and varied food options.

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 stores 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
These four city beaches (Jacksonville, Neptune, Mayport, and Atlantic) offer 22 miles of sandy shoreline along with great surfing and fishing opportunities. For a look at local history and culture, you can also visit the Beaches Museum.

Bestbet Orange Park

2.28 mi / 3.67 km from the hotel
Play a game of poker or bet on simulcast horse or greyhound racing at this venue, which offers tableside sushi, sandwiches, and drinks.