When choosing your winter vacation for an extended stay in Jacksonville, Florida, you’ll find the active downtown scene, outdoor activities, waterway views, perfect blue skies and warm weather to be just what you need. If you’re a snowbird moving for the entire season or joining us at InTown Suites for a week or two, there are many reasons to choose this sunny city as your destination. Read on to learn what weather to expect, what activities to look forward to, and where to stay to start planning the perfect, affordable getaway today.
Is Jacksonville a good place to stay?
Yes, Jacksonville offers great accommodations and entertainment in a suburban-meets-urban area that’s ideal for snowbirds escaping the winter, retirees looking for a change of pace, or couples seeking a getaway. The sandy beaches, lively community events, and loads of parks give everyone something to do outside all year. This Florida city is one of the largest in the state so there’s no shortage of affordable arts, culture, and entertainment events. Because it is just two hours from Orlando, you can still plan to meet up with your grandchildren or friends visiting without having to live in the center of the tourist hustle and bustle.
Where To Stay in Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida has five InTown Suites locations that provide excellent accommodations for any winter traveler. Whether you’re coming for a weeklong couples getaway or moving here for the season, you’ll find the suites provide the convenience and comfort you need. Each location offers a selection of suite levels, with a number of fully renovated options, so everyone can find the perfect place to stay that fits their budget. All five properties feature these amenities:
- Fully Furnished Rooms With In-Room Kitchens
- Large HDTVs With Expanded Channel Lineup
- Accessible Rooms
- Guest Laundry Facilities
- High-Speed Wi-Fi
- Weekly Housekeeping
Is Jacksonville nice in the winter?
Yes, Jacksonville is a wonderful place to visit in the winter, thanks to the comfortable temperatures, sunny skies, and fewer tourists. Since the weather isn’t quite warm enough for swimming, the area is quieter, and more relaxing, with fewer lines and smaller crowds. You’ll find top restaurants, area attractions, and downtown Jacksonville events to be less populated than in summer months.
How cold does Jacksonville, Florida get in the winter?
Daytime temperatures in January, February, and March hover in the 60s and 70s but they can dip to as low as 40℉ occasionally. Even though the weather is mild, dressing in light layers or taking a sweater along in the winter will provide coverage on chilly nights spent outside or in an air-conditioned space.
What Is There To Do in Jacksonville, Florida in the Winter?
Jacksonville offers snowbirds, vacationers, and tourists tons of fun winter activities, from holiday events, to nature adventures, to cultural experiences. With five InTown Suites locations, you’re in close proximity to downtown Jacksonville and all of the exciting things to do.
128 East Forsyth Street, Suite 300 | (904) 355-5661
The Florida Theatre has been entertaining locals and tourists since it opened its doors in 1927. This theater is dedicated to providing memorable arts and entertainment experiences, which shows in the talent it hosts, from well-known artists, to holiday specials, to up-and-coming musicians. Take your loved one on a date they will cherish and see a live Christmas show, a holiday movie on the big screen, or a night of live music.
The Cummer Museum & Historic Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue | (904) 356-6857
The Cummer Museum has an amazing display of art from contemporary artists from all over the world, plus four stunning gardens: the English, Italian, Olmsted, and a sculpture garden. Located on the banks of the St. Johns River, this area is an idyllic setting for a romantic stroll through some of the most beautiful landscape designs you’ll find in Florida. Make a date of the outing and have a cocktail from the café or preorder your Friday night picnic basket and enjoy dining al fresco.
Castaway Island Preserve
2921 San Pablo Road South | (904) 630-2489
Castaway Island Preserve is a beautiful area along the Intracoastal Waterway and salty marshland ideal for spotting wildlife during a relaxing boardwalk exploration. For adventurous couples, explore the marsh in a kayak, small boat, or on paddleboards to get an up-close look at the ecosystem and Castaway Island. The scenic views, pier access, and picnic area provide an entire day to connect with nature and enjoy your loved one’s company.
Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Avenue | (904) 389-2449
Have a day-date browsing the Riverside Arts Market, which takes place every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. under the Fuller Warren Bridge. This market features a mix of local artists, artisans, food vendors, and more, and is fun for any snowbird or vacationer to explore and experience the Jacksonville area. The first Saturday of each month features locally sourced brews to enjoy while sitting along the St. Johns River or walking the market.
Now that you know what to do in Jacksonville in December through February, it’s time to book your Florida vacation and visit us at InTown Suites. Come see why so many choose to call this sprawling area home all season long. With a mix of big-city entertainment and small-town, cultural offerings, you’ll always find plenty of options. Look for our weekly offers to get a deal on your new favorite destination today.