Jacksonville is the gateway to Florida, known as the First Coast. ‘Jax’ also happens to be the largest and most spread out city in the United States. Renting a car to fully experience everything that Jacksonville has to offer is a must, you would not want to miss any of the 500 distinct neighborhoods, golf courses, or the famous Jacksonville Beaches!
Coastal Florida is like an escape to a Caribbean island. Jacksonville, Neptune, and Atlantic Beaches are all easily within your reach with your rental car. Water and beach activities are endless in Jacksonville, with fantastic sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and even surf breaks as possible options. Grab a scuba tank and take a dive for some of the best coastal reefs and marine life in the USA!
But Jacksonville does not shines with its beaches and glorious waters, as the city is home to the largest urban park system in the nation with more than 80,000 acres of parkland full of gardens, trails, and room to explore for the whole family. The Jacksonville Zoo will surely impress every member of your family, and they may even learn something in the award-winning Range of Jaguars exhibit. The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a range of endangered big cats, and sponsor conservation and education programs open for the public. Go at night for the Nighttime Feeding tour!
For those rainy days, you are covered as well. Jacksonville has developed into one of the top arts destinations in the country, with music, theatre, art, and historical exhibits to suit all tastes. Arrange your trip around one of the legendary music festivals, in particular the yearly Jacksonville Jazz Festival staged every Memorial Day weekend. Besides, visits to the Beaches Museum and the History Centre will give you a fantastic sense of where that distinct Jax flavor came from.
Of course, Jacksonville is most widely known for its exquisite golfing opportunities. With over 70 public and private golf courses in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville is often host to major tournaments and formidable players. Walk the same fairways as the greats did and hone your skills during a vacation to this golfer’s paradise.
Grabbing your rental car from the Jacksonville airport is easy with our diverse fleet of vehicles at your disposal online. Rent your car with us at Orbitz and start your vacation as soon as possible, whether you are hitting the beach or the cities, our reliable vehicles will get you there and back again safely and affordably.