How to Have the Best Jacksonville to West Palm Beach Vacation

Casa Grandview Insider's GuideThere’s nothing better than the feeling of pre-vacation excitement. Whether you’ve already booked a South Florida getaway or you’re still in the early planning stages, you’ll love visiting the Palm Beaches. It’s time to hit the road and see what you discover on your retreat from Jacksonville to West Palm Beach! If you want more local recommendations on what to see and do when you arrive, access your free copy of our exclusive Insider’s Guide today.

 

Plan the Perfect Trip from Jacksonville to West Palm Beach

Pack Your Bags

Before you leave Jacksonville, FL, don’t forget to pack all of the essentials in your suitcase! West Palm Beach is warm and sunny all year long, but be sure to check the forecast in advance. Here are a few items we wouldn’t leave home without:

  • Sunscreen
  • Beach reads
  • Sunglasses
  • A beach bag
  • A bathing suit
  • A sun hat
  • Walking shoes
  • An umbrella

Start Your Journey

The drive to West Palm Beach takes four hours and traverses over 280 miles. The route is super easy — follow I-95 South until you reach your destination.

Please note: Although you can fly from Jacksonville to Palm Beach International Airport, flights from Jacksonville are typically expensive and are never direct. We recommend hopping in the car and embarking on a road trip!

Stop Along the Way

While it’s a relatively short drive, it’s always fun to find unique spots to visit along the way.

Historic St. Augustine, about 45 minutes south of Jacksonville, is a great place to grab a bite to eat and stretch your legs. Tour Castillo de San Marcos, the nation’s oldest masonry fort and stroll through Flagler College campus.

Next, head an hour and a half south to the Ponce de Leon Inlet Historic Lighthouse and delight in the view of the water. If you want to add one last stop to your journey, check out Vero Beach. This small city features gorgeous beaches and a stunning botanical garden. From there, you’re less than an hour and a half away from West Palm Beach.

More West Palm Beach Road Trips

Who doesn’t love a road trip? Read our travel tips on New Orleans to West Palm Beach and Miami to West Palm Beach for more vacation inspiration!

Find Your Coastal Oasis at Casa Grandview

Library-Suite-BedroomSometimes, the journey is all about the destination. Once you’ve traveled from Jacksonville to West Palm Beach, you’ll be ready to have some fun in the South Florida sun. One of the most important parts of an unforgettable getaway is finding the perfect place to stay. At Casa Grandview, we offer complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, beach gear, and bicycle rentals to all of our B&B guests. When you reserve our Library Suite, you’ll enjoy a plush queen bed, Moroccan-style decor, and a charming window seat. It’s the ideal place to relax after a day of exploration. Are you ready to book your trip to West Palm Beach?

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