By Danielle Antosz
Jacksonville
Florida
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Located on the northeast coast, Jacksonville is a gem of Florida. The city boasts pristine beaches, local charm and comfortable temperatures year round. Situated on the northern most point of Florida, vacationers can avoid the overwhelming humidity present in southern Florida. One of the largest cities in the nation by land size, visitors will find plenty to explore in this Bold New City of the South.
   
EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to the diverse city of Jacksonville. The city can be conveniently reached through Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located just off of I-95. Book your flight today to the Bold New City of the South with EscapeWizard.com: To do so please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). When booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer to our top selections of hotels in the Jacksonville area for assistance in finding accommodations, such as Indigo Hotel (our top choice) and others. Then click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your hotel with EscapeWizard.com.
   
Jacksonville is home to several different genres of museums, all worth visiting. EscapeWizard.com particularly recommends museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art located in downtown, the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, the Jacksonville Museum of Military History as well as the Museum of Natural History. To find local artists' studios and locally owned galleries, EscapeWizard.com highly suggests exploring the artsy area of Riverside, located off of Riverside avenue. This area is also home to several lovely parks and locally owned antique and craft shops.
   
Football is a favorite in this city, and EscapeWizard.com suggests sports fans of all kinds head to the downtown area. The NFL Jaguars' football stadium is located there, with ample options to tailgate even if attending the game is not on the agenda. During football season or off season, the downtown area is alive with bars and restaurants through out the area welcoming both local and traveling sports fans. The Landing is an outdoor mall and venue located on the banks of the beautiful St. Johns River that accommodates both pedestrians and boats.  Enjoy a jumbo-tron showing the sports games and many dining and shopping options, all with a fantastic view of the St. John's River. The Landing is also an access point for another highlight of the city: the Riverwalk, a 1.2 mile long paved walk way along the banks of the river that takes full advantage of the city's skyline, the river and the sun Florida is famous for. 
   
There is plenty of nightlife in every area of Jacksonville, but EscapeWizard.com particularly suggests Jacksonville Beaches, which are easily accessible by Beach or Atlantic boulevards. From local music, pool halls, clubs to more laid back tiki style bars; there is truly something for everyone. Fivepoints, located in Riverside and also the San Marco area provide hipper more laid back atmosphere to enjoy the nightlife in Jacksonville.
   
EscapeWizard.com is confident that any vacationers to Jacksonville will enjoy something the city has to offer.   The city does have an extensive public transportation system, but it is not as easy to navigate as more metropolitan cities. Taxi's are easy to find and relatively inexpensive, making every outing in Jacksonville a day to be remembered. Just click on the link provided to start planning your unforgettable vacation to Jacksonville.
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Kenneth Bellows
Aloft Jacksonville Airport
751 Skymarks Drive, Jacksonville, FL
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If you are a wayward traveler, passing through Jacksonville underneath the Florida sun, and need a place to rest your head before the traveling is done, then look no further than the cool respite of the Aloft Jacksonville Airport. Located a quick ten minute ride from Jacksonville International Airport, the Aloft is situated a 15 miles North of the urban sprawl of Jacksonville. If you are flying in for a cruise the terminal is a short 15 minute cab ride away. Coming for the big game? Everbank field home to the Florida-Georgia game is only 20 minutes away.  Shuttle to and from the airport is complimentary and parking is free with stay. Check in is at 3pm.

Rooms in the Aloft focus on natural light and modernity. Your plush king or two queen-sized beds will face the windows, the furniture and light fixtures are designed to open up the space and let natural light pour in. A plug-and-play entertainment center greats you with a 42in LCD TV.  The walls and desk contain enough plugs to charge all of the accouterments of modern life, like your laptop and cellphone. The Wi-Fi is complimentary. All rooms are nonsmoking.  A mini-fridge, and complimentary water, coffee, and tea round out the amenities.

This hotel is a traveler’s hotel and amenities are tailored to their needs. The weary traveler can relax at the WXYZ bar and lounge. Snacks and light meal are available at the re:Fuel snack station. The fitness-focused customer could work out in the re:Charge gym or go to the outdoor pool. All these amenities and more are wrapped up in Aloft’s signature chic styling. Aloft also has two programs for those traveling with children or pets. Each offers some extra bedding and snacks for your child or pet. The hotel also has a conference room for the business minded traveler.
   
The Aloft Jacksonville Airport is the hotel for you whether you are coming to Jacksonville on business or pleasure. Check out is at 12pm allowing an easy departure in the morning, and the shuttle ride to the airport is free.  The Aloft Jacksonville Airport, come for the sun, stay for the fun, book at EscapWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Shaina Amienyi
Four Points by Sheraton
8520 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL
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Experience relaxation, comfort, and convenience at the Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows. This full-service hotel is a short driving distance from numerous attractions, such as Jacksonville beaches, the Avenue Shopping Mall, the St. John’s Town Center, and the University of North Florida. Guests who rent a car while in Jacksonville will be pleased that the hotel offers complimentary self parking. Check-in at this 100% smoke-free hotel is 3pm and checkout is 11am.

The 80 guest rooms at Four Points are all smoke-free and soundproof and come with free bottled water provided everyday to quench your thirst before you head out into the Florida sun. Guests can choose from rooms with one king bed or two queen beds. Guests can book standard rooms or disability accessible rooms with safety bars in the bathroom. Standard amenities include video games, pay-per-view movies, a flat screen television, and a full-length mirror.

This hotel is a great option for business travelers who will surely take advantage of its 24 hour business center and 2,100 square foot meeting space with audio visual equipment and a white board.

The hotel provides free wireless internet access almost everywhere in the hotel, including the pool area, fitness room, and bar. For recreation, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or the 24 hour fitness center. If you want a good meal or drink without leaving the hotel, you can visit the restaurant and lounge conveniently located inside Four Points.

The Four Points participates in the Starwood Preferred Guest® frequent stay program, which allows guests to redeem Starpoints® at participating hotels and resorts throughout the world. Guests with 3,000 Starpoints can earn a free weekend night, and those with 4,000 earn a free weeknight.

Stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows and you can explore the beauty of Jacksonville beaches. The hotel is minutes away from beaches, attractions, and businesses. EscapeWizard.com invites you to click to the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book your stay at this full-service hotel.
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Tekisha Slack
Hotel Indigo
9840 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL
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Hotel Indigo is the cure for the common hotel. Located in Jacksonville’s upscale Deerwood Park, this boutique-style property provides ideal access to everything the city’s business and entertainment district offers.

Leisure travelers will appreciate the charming surroundings in Tapestry Park which is nestled along Sunfish Lake. This hotel is also only 15 minutes away from Jacksonville’s Municipal Stadium and the city’s gorgeous beaches. Corporate travelers will appreciate the property’s close proximity to many of the large corporations in the area as well as the 24-hour Business Center. With its large meeting space, the Business Center offers the corporate traveler with a great place to meet or make presentations

Enjoy in room movies from premium cable channels on a 32-inch flat panel TV in an easy chair with an ottoman. The guest rooms have everything you to need to feel at home during your stay at the hotel; including: high speed internet access, invigorating spa-inspired shower, work desks with lamps, desk level electrical outlets, phone with voice mail and speaker phone and free local calls, individually controlled air conditioning, double glazed windows that open, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, separate hanging closets and connecting rooms.

The hotel’s gorgeous décor changes with the seasons and perfectly accents this lakefront property and the outdoor pool will ensure guest’s utmost relaxation. Free Wi-Fi access is also provided. For those who hate to travel without their ‘fluffy friends’ Hotel Indigo is also a pet friendly property. Hotel Indigo offers convenient check-in times of 3:00 PM; checks out times are at noon. Video [invoice] review is also available for a more convenient check-out experience. Guests can lounge or dine during breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Café Phi or utilize Hotel Indigo’s in-room dining service from 6:30 AM - 10:00 PM.

If you are planning a trip to Jacksonville, Hotel Indigo is the perfect choice for travelers who want a more personal lodging experience. The property’s scenic and serene location provides a nice alternative to the hustle and bustle of most large hotel chains. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Jacksonville and Hotel Indigo, just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Tekisha Slack
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL
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On your next visit to Jacksonville, take in the stunning view of the St. Johns River from one of the many spacious rooms at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. This luxury hotel offers many different rooms options to its guests.  With the Deluxe package, guests get a river view and a choice of one or two, king or queen sized beds. The Premier package also offers a view of the river and contains a separate seating area. 

Additionally, this property has guestrooms specifically for business travelers, smokers and allergy sufferers. All guestrooms contain the basic amenities that you will find in a luxury hotel such as: concierge service, 25 “ or larger TV,  cable/satellite TV Channels, high speed internet, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, iHome Stereo with iPod® docking station, individual air/heat conditioning control in guestrooms, dual phone lines with voicemail and data ports. This pet friendly hotel also offers many other amenities like: a full service business center, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Hyatt Fast Board / PDA Check-in, 24 hour fitness center, and knowledgeable concierge and hotel staff.

Jacksonville is a seafood lover’s dream. Guests of the Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront can select from four distinct dining restaurants, from seafood to steaks and sandwiches. Trellises is the hotel’s casual restaurant which features original seafood creations and regional specialties as well as `a `la carte dining and a sumptuous buffet breakfast served daily.  The hotel also has a lounge/sports bar and bagel shop to provide guests with even more dining options. The Hyatt is also just minutes away from many other of the fine restaurants and lounges that the city has to offer; and of course In-room dining is also an option. 

With its stunning view of the St. John’s River, its plentiful amenities and sumptuous dining choices, The Jacksonville Hyatt Regency Riverfront will definitely “wow” its guests. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next trip to Jacksonville and the Hyatt Regency Riverfront. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Katelyn Mohney
Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville
1201 Kings Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
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Situated only blocked from downtown Jacksonville, Florida and only twenty minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport, Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville is extremely close to all the vibrant action and business locations visitors might seek during their stay.

Plenty of room is available in every suite. Choose from suites featuring one or two bedrooms. All suites include a full kitchen with everything one might use at home: Full-sized refrigerator, duel-burner stove, microwave and dishwasher. Relax in the living area that is featured in each suite then convert the sofa in the living area to a bed at night. Every bedroom and living area includes a flat-screen television featuring standard and premium channels, including HBO®. No need to worry about making a trip to the Laundromat while staying in the Homewood Suites, simply call the laundry service for assistance or use the hotel’s coin-operated laundry facility. Hairdryer, iron and ironing board are present in every suite.

Your breakfast is provided every day of the week, complements of the hotel and you can enjoy a light dinner for no charge Monday through Thursdays. Stop in at the Great American Grill for a drink at the bar or get a table and order a meal any day of the week. The fitness center gives you a place to work out during your stay and the pool is open to guests who want to enjoy a swim.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville Downtown-Southbank will be sure to create the perfect environment for your stay. Let EscapeWizard.com help you book a room today; simply follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started on your search for great values today.
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel
10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
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The Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel is located in the Deerwood Park area of Jacksonville and is close to everything you need or want to see and do. Many corporate offices are within a few miles of the hotel, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida and Merrill Lynch. If you are in the area to enjoy some fun in the sun, you will find that the most beautiful beaches in the area are just a short drive away; you can go snorkeling, rent jet skis, or book a fishing trip. There are five wonderful golf courses within ten miles of the hotel, including the well-known TPC Sawgrass. Save some time to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.

The 159 guest rooms and suites are filled with small touches to make your stay enjoyable. The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed is the epitome of comfort, and each room features a wall-mounted flat screen television. Brew up some Starbucks Coffee® right in your room or order up some room service. A separate desk and chair are provided, along with complimentary high speed wireless internet access. Pets are welcome, and the hotel will even provide a dog bed for your furry friend.

The hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness room with cardio equipment and weights. If you prefer, get your workout in the heated indoor pool instead. For your convenience, a guest Laundromat is available, and there is a convenience store on-site. Head to Link@Sheraton(SM) to use the computers and take advantage of the copy and printing services, and then catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle which will take you anywhere in the local area.

The Bold City Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves up classic American food in style. Enjoy a burger or fresh seafood while you watch the game at one of the televisions over the bar.

EscapeWizard.com can make it easy to book your Jacksonville room when you click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Jacksonville
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Airport
13503 Ranch Road, Jacksonville, FL
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If you are flying into Jacksonville, you can’t top the convenience of the Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Airport hotel. The complimentary shuttle will take you to and from the airport, which is just a quarter mile away, as well as to the Jacksonville International Tradeport and the River City Marketplace, home to great shopping and entertainment. Many major businesses are located nearby, including Coach Leather, Anheuser-Busch and Kraft Foods, so business travelers will find it easy to reach their destinations. For those looking to have some fun, the Jacksonville beaches, where you can go snorkeling, diving or water skiing, are just a short drive away. You can also visit the Jacksonville Zoo, Jacksonville Landing, or the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

If you are traveling from work, you will enjoy having access to the 24 hour Business Center, where you can get online and stay in touch with the office. This hotel also has a large meeting space available, and you can rent audio/visual equipment, as well. After your work is done for the day, head to the fitness room to get in a good work out, or enjoy swimming a few laps in the outdoor pool. There are several wonderful golf courses nearby if you are looking for more outside fun.

Enjoy a freshly made breakfast each morning at the Great American Grill® restaurant, including made to order omelets. You can also stop by for dinner and sample some of your favorite dishes. The Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart is also available 24 hours a day, and sells snacks, beverages and quick meals that you can make in the comfort of your room.

Every room and suite has a refrigerator and microwave, allowing you to just stay in and relax. You will also have a 32 Inch LCD television, along with premium channels and pay per view. Complimentary high speed internet access is also provided.

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