Reasons To Visit Jacksonville
Jacksonville is one of the larger cities in North Carolina offering plenty of things to do for travelers, while its location near the coast makes it an ideal base for exploring the stunning coastline in the region. The city is home to many beautiful parks like Riverwalk Park, while families with kids will want to visit the Lynnwood Park Zoo for a fun day out. Travelers staying in Jacksonville are just a 30-minute drive from excellent beaches and the popular Topsail Island, so be sure to venture down to the coast during your stay. Jacksonville has many culinary establishments on offer and you will also find many vibrant bars staying open through the night.
Arriving In Jacksonville
Albert J. Ellis Airport is located around 20 km away from central Jacksonville and currently handles flights from Charlotte and Atlanta. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Jacksonville you won’t be able to make the trip nonstop as the airport handles very few flights. However, you will be able to travel with just one stopover by transferring at Atlanta to make the journey much more convenient.
Albert J. Ellis Airport recently opened up a brand new terminal which expanded its range of facilities and services, so you’re sure to find what you need. There are a couple of dining and drinking choices at the airport, while you can find a few different retail and souvenir shops to pick up any essentials you need. You will also be able to connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network to surf the web while you wait to board your flight. When you have arrived at the airport, the most convenient way to travel around is to get in a taxi.
Jacksonville Travel Information
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UAE nationals flying to the United States will need a valid visa, so make an application with plenty of time before your journey. The weather in Jacksonville is hot over the summer with average highs exceeding 30 degrees from June until August, although you can expect increased rainfall during the same period. At the airport there are a few car rental agencies available on site, so you can easily rent a vehicle when you have touched down. You will need to put your clocks back by a considerable eight hours to get on local time in Jacksonville.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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