This post is originally from IHG’s Guide to Jacksonville, Florida
EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, is one of the top tailgating stadiums in the country. The mild Florida weather means fans can cook out and cool off throughout the football season while other parts of the country are snowed in. EverBank Stadium is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars and can seat almost 70,000. Along with the Jaguars NFL team, EverBank Field hosts college games throughout the year — like the UGA-UF rivalry game — and events and concerts for Jacksonville residents.
Things to Do at EverBank Field
The designers at EverBank Field made sure there were plenty of opportunities for excitement throughout the stadium. Guests at this stadium can grab a quick drink in the Bud Light Party Zone or spend the whole game relaxing in one of the high-end cabanas. In FanDuelVille located in the north end zone, fans can enjoy live music or dance to guest DJs who bring the party and get fans riled up for the game. Kids can play in the Jaguars Cub Club or Junior Jags, which cater to kids up until they turn 12.
Florida can get hot — especially in the summer — so visitors can also stop by the Sea Best Cool Zones with fans, air conditioning, and mist to escape the sun before returning to watch their team score a touchdown.
Hotels Near EverBank Field
There are multiple hotels for visitors to choose from for a stay in Jacksonville. The Holiday Inn Express: Jacksonville East offers a family-friendly getaway if you’re enjoying a quick vacation while watching the Jags play. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, The Hotel Indigo: Jacksonville-Deerwood Park offers a boutique experience for couples who want to escape the noise of the city and enjoy some quiet time away.
Where to Stay in Jacksonville
If you’re planning a trip to Jacksonville to watch a Jaguars game, consider staying just outside of Jacksonville when you visit. Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Atlantic Beach are all close by (typically a 30-minute drive), which means you can stick your toes in the sand and catch some waves before cheering your team to victory!
If you want to stay closer to EverBank field, there are plenty of hotels in Jacksonville to choose from along the St. Johns River that provide easy access to the stadium and surrounding cultural sites.
How to Get to EverBank Field
Most visitors fly into Jacksonville through Jacksonville International Airport, drive down I-95, or drive across Florida on I-10. These two highways both take drivers close to EverBank Field, and there is plenty of parking for all visitors. Traffic conditions can change due to construction, so the Jaguars head office encourages visitors to check traffic beforehand and before leaving the game to see if there are alternative routes outside of the city.
Whether you’re cheering on your favorite football team or catching a concert, there are plenty of activities around EverBank Field. Getting to the stadium and finding accommodation is fairly easy, which means you will have more time to enjoy the game or event during your stay.