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Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

I'm taking three 13 year olds to the Taylor Swift concert in the Arena. Wasn't able to get reserved parking. Are there lots of options for parking around the arena? Are any hotels within walking distance or do they have transportation to concerts? Any advice would be appreciated.

Amelia Island
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reviews: 2
1. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

There will be general parking for concert goers. The arena is in the same sports complex (stadium, arena, baseball park) as the Jaguars stadium so there is a ton of parking. Probably be $20 for parking. Reserved just means closer walk to arena. No hotels withing walking distance at all. Closest hotels would be the Omni downtown and then there is a Wyndham on other side of river and a couple more but you would need to drive or take a cab.

Edited: 7:17 pm, November 05, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia
posts: 16
2. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

Thanks!

Neptune Beach, FL
posts: 2,663
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3. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

Hello Melanie,

There are some hotels in downtown Jacksonville but not a lot of them. These first two would be the cheapest. They are next to each other and are 1.86 miles from the Arena, but it is a nice walk over a bridge and along the river with great views until you have to turn away from the river to go to the Arena.

Extended Stay America Jacksonville - Riverwalk

1413 Prudential Dr

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 396-1777

www.extendedstayamerica.com

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Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-95 Central

1331 Prudential Drive

Jacksonville, Florida 32207

Tel: +1-904-396-7770

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The following hotels are more expensive:

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville - It is 0.93 miles to the Arena

225 East Coast Line Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32202

(904) 588-1234

www.jacksonville.hyatt.com

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Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk. It is 1.3 miles to the Arena

1515 Prudential Drive

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 396-5100

www.wyndham.com

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An alternative that you might like (and the kids would love!) would be staying at the beach. All of the following cities are Jacksonville’s beach cities. You would be about 35 minutes from the Arena by car.

The oceanfront hotels in Jacksonville's beaches are:

Neptune Beach: The Seahorse Oceanfront Inn http://www.seahorseoceanfrontinn.com/

Jacksonville Beach: Quality Suites, Best Western, Casa Marina, Comfort Inn, Marriott Courtyard , and the Fairfield which is inland across the street from the Mariott.

Enjoy your trip!

Spirit

Edited: 7:16 pm, November 06, 2011
Jacksonville, FL
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4. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

Hi Melanie,

I'm with Spirit! The beaches are a super easy drive from the stadium, and you'll get far more in the way of ambience. There's really nothing to do or see close to the stadium, unless you go to some of the bars and restaurants. For younger people, the beach is a bit more fun. Even if you only have a couple of free hours, you'll find tons of quaint shops, restaurants, etc.

If you haven't already made arrangements that cannot be cancelled, I would definitely opt for the beaches..

Have a great time!

Vicki

Jacksonville...
posts: 79
5. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

Hi Melanie

Being Veterans Day Friday, Downtown will have a Veterans Day parade.

makeascenedowntown.com/Events/Veterans-Day-P…

Immediately following the Veteran's Day Parade. All day music festival with North Florida's best country, bluegrass and jam bands.

An event to support the Wounded Warrior Project

Coolers Welcome!!! and is a family event.

downtownjacksonville.org/Mobile/Events.aspx…

The fair is in town, just acfoss the street fom the Arena. http://www.jacksonvillefair.com/

As you can see, many things will be going on this Friday. A drive into town on this particular day, may have some issues. Personally, I would stay Friday in the DT area. Visit a museum or art gallery, check out the parade, take in the Fair and check out the concert at Metro Park. By the way, I'll be at Taylors show also. Should be a good one. As for parking, it is all around the Stadium complex. From city lots & garages to neighborhood front yards.

Maps & other usefull info:

downtownjacksonville.org/ExploreDowntownJack…

Jacksonville...
posts: 79
6. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

The Hyatt Hotel is closest to the Arena...about a 20 min. walk.

Better link for the Fair:

http://www.jacksonvillefair.com/fair/

Enjoy

Atlanta, Georgia
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7. Re: Taylor Swift Concert Parking?

Thanks everyone!

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