Jacksonville, Florida, is a vacationer's dream -- a prime vacation spot with 20 miles of pristine beaches, famous golf courses, a hub of culture for art lovers and foodies alike, and nightlife options for those who prefer to stay out and about. Because it's is so widespread, it's easiest to get around the city in a cheap Jacksonville rental car.
The beautiful Florida weather makes Jacksonville a year-round tourist destination with plenty of seasonal events on every calendar page. Open mic nights, wine events, Oktoberfests, winter celebrations, and spring and summer art walks give tourists plenty of options, and downtown Jacksonville makes parking easy for drivers. There are more than 43,000 public parking spaces and more than 1,600 metered spots that are free after 6 p.m., on holidays and on weekends.
Although there are plenty of happening spots in Jacksonville -- the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, city riverwalk and Kingsley Plantation, to name a few -- there's no denying that many Florida travelers come to the state for one thing: sunshine. Atlantic Ocean beaches, coves and bays are just a short drive no matter where you are in the city, offering fewer crowds than its South Florida counterparts yet plenty of sunshine and sand.
Jacksonville is also known for its shopping, nearby ecological reserves and, of course, waterfront activities. Renting a discount Jacksonville rental car on Hotwire makes it easy to go from the hotel to the beach, out to dinner and out on the town, then back to do it all over again the next day.Find more discount rental cars »