Jacksonville NC is a small city with plenty of things to do. Recently, it was ranked one of the fastest-growing and developing city in the United States -- for example, in the last 80 years, the city’s population has grown from less than 1,000 to over 70,000 residents!
Jacksonville is a popular destination for outdoor activities and beach resorts. Visitors come here to have the best of both city life and the wonderful surrounding nature. The small beach towns closeby are equally packed with things to do, so there are plenty of day trips that can be made from Jacksonville.
There are plenty of things to do in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. For beach fun visit North Topsail Beach where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, sailing, boat rides, and jetskiing. Local folklore says that this area was very popular with pirates, especially with the famous pirate Blackbeard who apparently hid plenty of treasures across the region.
The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is a great place for traveler's interested in turtles and their environment. Topsail Island offers many more activities and fun things to do for families as well while outdoor enthusiasts should head to Lynwood Park and Zoo for a wonderful day out for both adults and kids. Surf City is also another fantastic location to explore a new beach and take to the waves, along with great trails for hiking and beautiful views.
The Veterans Memorial Park in Jacksonville is a beautiful monument where visitors can pay their respects to the people who have served the country. Equally, the Camp Lejeune Memorial is a scenic walking area where people pay tribute to those who have served in the military.
For a little retail therapy with a difference, visitors can find an array of antique shops and flea markets; notably the 'Twice as Nice' flea market is a gem in the city. If you're traveling without children, check out Walton’s Distillery where you can tour the distillery and sample the delicious products.
The best places to stay in Jacksonville are in the southwestern areas of the city where you can find parks and a more relaxing atmosphere. Similarly, there are cafes and diners are just around the corner here, so you do not have to walk too far for your morning coffee.
There are plenty of vacation rentals in Jacksonville to choose from. There are large vacation rental house with many bedrooms and bathrooms for large groups of friends, vacation rental condos for families with fully equipped kitchens, and smaller downtown area vacation rental apartments for couples. Whatever your preferences, you're sure to find your next home away from home in Jacksonville.
The best time to visit Jacksonville is between September and early October when the weather is warm but not too humid. The summers are long and hot, while the winters are short. In the summer months, the average temperature is above 85 degrees, and from November to April the average temperature is 65 degrees.
Find the perfect vacation rental for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, priceline, Agoda and more. AllTheRooms has 384 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Jacksonville, with everything from inexpensive hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. When traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Jacksonville is available at $27 per night. An average vacation rental in Jacksonville costs on average $84 per night.
If you would like to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 56 accommodations in Jacksonville that have WiFi. 21 places to stay include a morning meal. Choose from 16 places to stay that provide gym options, so you won't miss a single workout. If you're planning on arriving in Jacksonville by car, be sure to choose from 60 accommodations that provide parking. We track 18 accommodations that have a pool or jacuzzi.
If you're traveling with a furry friend, then make sure to select one of the 27 pet-friendly accommodations available.
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