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Hotels & Lodging

Downtown Jacksonville hotels fill up early for the Jacksonville Jazz Fest, so be sure to book your stay now! Bookings at these rates are prepared exclusively for Jazz Fest guests and hotels are within walking distance or short skyway ride to the festival.

Downtown Jacksonville Information

For more information about Downtown Jacksonville including shopping, restaurants, nightlife, art galleries, parking areas, transportation and more, visit:

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Hotels & Transportation

The Omni Jacksonville
245 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Situated in the heart of downtown, the Jacksonville Omni offers guests a luxury experience with newly renovated rooms and dramatic views of the St. Johns River. The Omni Jacksonville Hotel features an upscale Florida escape with fine dining, a rooftop pool and is within steps of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.

The Lexington Jacksonville Riverwalk
1515 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, Florida 32207

The Lexington Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel has recently emerged from an extensive renovation – inspired by Jacksonville’s coastal surroundings. Located on the Southbank of downtown, features include savory onsite dining and lounges, a tranquil pool courtyard, and easy access to Jacksonville Jazz Festival events.

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The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Dr., Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Immerse yourself in the Jazz Fest experience at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Located on the Southbank, just a short walk to all the downtown venues. Hotel features include well-appointed guestrooms inspired by the panoramic views of the St. Johns River, as well as a newly renovated lobby and dining options including a 24/7 Market, SHOR Seafood Grill and Tavern, to grab a bite to eat or beverage before or after the Jazz Festival events.

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Located just minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) provides non-stop flights to and from major U.S. cities. The airport offers arrivals and departures on all major domestic air carriers and a network of regional carriers. Enjoy a full-service terminal building, outstanding ground transportation options and dedication to security and customer service. The Jacksonville Aviation Authority owns and manages the Jacksonville Airport System.

Parking Information

Downtown Jacksonville has more than 43,000 public parking spaces, which include garage parking, metered street parking and peripheral parking. While you may not always be able park directly in front of your destination, you should almost always be able to find parking within a short walk. Click here to view a parking database provided by Downtown Vision, Inc.

Official Parking Garages

Swingin' Stage Garage


Groovin' & Breezin' Garage

Bagged Meters

No parking at meters on the following streets from May 23 - 28:
  • Duval Street from Laura Street to Broad Street
  • Broad Street from Forsyth Street to Monroe Street
  • Adams Street from Main Street to Jefferson Street
  • Laura Street from Bay Street to Church Street
  • Monroe Street from Pearl Street to Ocean Street
  • Pearl Street from Duval Street to Forsyth Street
  • Hogan Street from Bay Street to Church Street
  • Duval Street from Hogan Street to Ocean Street
  • Main Street from Church Street to Bay Street
  • Forsyth Street from Broad Street to Main Street
  • Church Street from Broad Street to Main Street
  • Julia Street from Forsyth Street to Church Street

Road Closures

Beginning Tuesday, May 22 – Sunday, May 27*
All street parking will be suspended on all event roads beginning 5/24/2018 and will resume beginning 5/28/2018
*Information regarding street closures and other information subject to change.

Tuesday, May 22 - Morning
  • Duval Street from Laura Street to Hogan Street (9 a.m.)
  • Pearl Street from Monroe to Adams (6 a.m.)
Thursday, May 24 - Morning (approx. 9 a.m.)
  • Adams Street from Main Street to Broad Street
  • Laura Street from Forsyth Street to Church Street
  • Monroe Street from Pearl Street to Ocean Street
  • Hogan Street from Forsyth Street to Church Street
  • Duval Street from Hogan Street to Julia Street
Thursday, May 24 - Afternoon/Evening (approx. 2 p.m.)
  • Main Street from Church Street to Adams Street
  • Pearl Street from Duval Street to Forsyth Street
Friday, May 25 - Morning (approx. 10 a.m.)

*Every effort will be made to keep the following roads open until work traffic has entered downtown

  • Duval Street from Ocean Street to Main Street

River Taxi

The River Taxi will run a continuous loop downtown from Jacksonville Landing, to Friendship Fountain, Doubletree Hotel, Lexington Hotel, Metro Park, and back to the Jax Landing. Boats will arrive at each dock every 30 to 45 minutes.

Special Event pricing will be in place for $10 per day for an all day/all night pass. Children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased on board the boats, cash only, at any of our listed stops. If you would like a 4-day (Thurs - Sun) or 3-day (Fri-Sun) unlimited pass, purchase them at the link below and save $5! There are no one-way tickets.

River Taxi Stops

30 minute Downtown loop:

  • Jacksonville Landing
  • Friendship Park
  • Doubletree Hotel
  • Lexington Hotel
  • Metro Park Marina
  • Jacksonville Landing


Skyway Schedule:
  • Friday, May 25: 6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 28: Closed for Memorial Day

River Taxi Daily Rates

  • Adult/Child Daily Pass: $10 per person
  • for an ALL DAY Hop-On/Hop-Off Pass
  • Children 3 and under are free
  • CASH ONLY on Special Event Weekends

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River Taxi Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 11am - 9pm
  • Friday & Saturday 11am – MIDNIGHT
    *Extended hours for Jazz Fest
  • Sunday 11am11pm
    * Extended Hours for Jazz Fest