Winters in North Carolina are often spectacularly snowy, so if you want to explore the mountain roads, then visiting in spring or summer is advisable. Take advantage of the off peak deals in April or May when the weather is temperate but the summer rush has not yet begun. If you want to enjoy a great all American holiday atmosphere, then why not visit during the 4th July celebrations? If you want to visit in the peak season, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for last minute deals or packages that can make your flights cheaper!
If you are travelling with children, then the Lynwood Park Zoo is a great place in Jacksonville to visit. Come here to see weird and wonderful animals from all over the world, as well as plenty of exciting native species. Jacksonville is also home to a historic Veteran’s Memorial. One of the key landmarks in the city, this peaceful memorial with its central fountain is a very moving place to visit. Jacksonville is famous for its waterways, too, and there are plenty of scenic cruises on offer that will enable you to see the city from the water.
Jacksonville is home to a good network of both urban and intercity bus services. With big companies like Greyhound, you can book your ticket online in advance and often take advantage of some great deals. There are also a few specialised city tour buses that will show you all of the key sights. One of the most scenic ways to travel in this city is by ferry. Whether you take a short trip with a bottle of wine, or enjoy the ride down to the famous Chesaspeake Bay, this is an unforgettable way to travel. There are several waterways flowing through the urban areas of Jacksonville and a great variety of different water based tours that you can take, complete with friendly local guides pointing out all the areas of interest that you pass.
Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) is situated just a few miles from the town centre. One of the quickest and most popular ways to get to town after your flight is to rent a car at the airport or to take a taxi. This airport generally ensures that there are special airport licensed taxis waiting outside to coincide with the arrivals of all flights. It is possible to travel in a limousine if you prefer, however these need to be booked with the limousine company and are not generally available in advance. For a cheaper journey, make sure to check with your hotel to see if they operate a shuttle service to and from the airport: these are very common, especially with the largest and most popular hotels in Jacksonville.