There's plenty to do while on vacation in Jacksonville. From entertainment venues like Theatre Jacksonville to outdoor areas like Dogwood Park to educational opportunities like the Museum of Science and History, there's never a dull moment in this city.
It’s also a great city to explore in an RV, and is incredibly easy with the help of RVshare. The size motorhome you’re going to want for this trip will vary, however, depending on how many people you’re traveling with and what you plan to do on your trip. A Class A motorhome is the largest - those are the bus-style RVs you see on the road. You can rent a Class A motorhome near Jacksonville for around $259 a night, although there are plenty that are cheaper...and they can also go up to $1,200. When you rent for several nights, you can also get a discount. That same rental goes down to $233 a night when you rent for a week, and $220 a night when you rent for a month.
Class B campervans are smaller, which makes them easy to drive and allows you to fit in just about any campsite. However, because they are so small, they can only be used if you’re traveling solar, or with a very small family. You can rent a Class B campervan near Jacksonville for about $195, though you’ll find some hidden gems on the RVshare site for less. Renting for a week will cost $185 per night, and for a month is $150 a night.
Class C campers are the best of both worlds - more room than a Class B campervan, but with some of the amenities of a Class A motorhome. You can rent a nice Class C camper for $199 per night, or $180 a night for a week. You’ll pay $170 a night when you rent for a month.
From beaches to shopping to world-class art at one of the nation’s top 20 art destinations, there is something for everyone to do in Jacksonville! Whether you want to spend time in nature, or eat at a trendy restaurant (or both!) you’ll find plenty to keep you busy on your trip.
Visiting a national park is one of the quintessential RV trip experiences, so it's lucky that Florida has one of the best in the country in Everglades National Park. The park encompasses much of Florida's famous evergreen forests, making your trip unforgettable when you look on them in all their majesty. Florida's trademark humidity is present all year round with the expected warm to hot temperatures in summer, though frequent rain can help to cool you off.
Some of the most popular activities in the park revolve around admiring nature. Birdwatching, stargazing and camping are just some of the great ways to spend your time here. For a more guided tour, rangers offer educational activities and airboat tours across the water on the regular and a full calendar of events hosted all year. With so many beaches, wetlands, and rivers, Florida has so many beautiful areas to explore nature and wildlife.
There are also many state parks where you can appreciate nature as well. Rainbow Springs and Lake Louisa State Parks are beautiful places to enjoy nature, and Florida Caverns State Park is a unique spectacle that’s well worth a visit.
Staying overnight at a campground while renting an RV in Jacksonville is almost as fun as your actual vacation plans. Filled with friendly people and useful perks, a campground is a safe and exciting place to park and wind down at the end of the day.
One of the best RV campgrounds in Jacksonville is Pecan Park RV Resort. Located near the best restaurants and stores in the northern part of the city, this attractive campground provides you with all the amenities you could want, from an on-site pool to great Wi-Fi and cell service to a clubhouse to hang out with the other campers. It and the other campgrounds around the city are a fantastic way to turn a good vacation into a great one.
There's a ton to see while you're taking your RV vacation in Jacksonville. St. John's Cathedral is a breathtakingly beautiful work of religious art and architecture that anyone can take the time to see. Stop by the Veterans Memorial Wall to remember the fallen. If antiques are your thing, you might look to one of the numerous shops around the city like 5 Points Vintage for something memorable to take home.
Welcome to Rockville is an annual event held at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Since 2011, it has showcased modern and classic rock, as well as metal bands. It is one of the largest concerts of its kind in the country, with an estimated 90,000 people flocking to the event in 2018 alone.
As the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, it shouldn't surprise anyone to know that the city has plenty for sports fans to enjoy. From baseball's Minor League Jumbo Shrimp to hockey's Icemen, there's never a dull moment in the world of competitive entertainment when you're visiting. If you're looking for something else exciting to see while you're here, why not catch a show at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra?
There are plenty of dump stations scattered around Jacksonville, most in conjunction with campgrounds or storage facilities. Some places that offer camper rentals in Jacksonville will also have dumpsites. Most of these facilities are free to use if you're already staying there, though even outsiders are allowed to use their stations for a small fee of around $20 in most cases. Examples include Pelican Roost RV Park, Fleetwood RV Park and Dick Gore's RV World.
There's a number of inter- and intrastate highways that can help you in getting around with your Jacksonville RV rental. SR 8, for example, leads up from Alabama right into the city, while SR 9A from I-95 traverses through the city.
If you want to fly to the city, Jacksonville International Airport is 13 miles north of downtown. It has one terminal building with two concourses for arrivals and departures. Many major airlines fly in and out of Jacksonville including American, Southwest, and United Airlines.