- Experience IHG Hotels in Jacksonville
Known as 'The Star in East Texas,' Jacksonville, Texas, is a small, beautiful town located about two hours southeast of Dallas and three hours north of Houston. Here you'll find a charming neighborhood with a welcoming culture filled with lush East Texas scenery, shops and plenty of places to eat.
Lake Jacksonville is a popular spot for fishing and camping. Jump in on a warm day at one of the two designated swimming areas. This scenic, recreational area is known for clear, clean water surrounded by verdant forest.
An hour's drive south is the Davy Crockett National Forest filled with opportunities for outdoor fun and adventure. Hike along the 20-mile trail that winds through the Big Slough Wilderness area to get away from all developed areas and take in the peacefulness of nature. You may even catch a glimpse of the red-cockaded woodpecker, an endangered species that makes its home here.
Stay right in the city with quick access to everything when you choose one of the many well-known hotels located along highways 79 and 69. For a more tranquil getaway, stay at a bed-and-breakfast on Jacksonville Lake. If you're looking for an all-inclusive, pampered getaway, there are some resorts near the city as well.
You have a few options for travel to Jacksonville, Texas. The closest airport with regular flights available is Tyler Pounds Regional Airport in Smith County, Texas. Landing here will give leave you with a 40-minute drive south along highway 69 to Jacksonville. Another option, about an hour's drive northeast from Jacksonville along highways 79 and 322, is the East Texas Regional Airport.
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