There are several hotels and locally popular dining establishments within short driving distance of Herlong Recreational Airport. The airport is also strategically located near I-10 and I-295, making many of Jacksonville’s unique amenities easily accessible in a short amount of time.


There are several hotels located within close proximity of First Coast Flight Center. The ones listed below are located less than four miles away:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville West/Chafee Point
561 Chaffee Point Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221
Proximity from First Coast Flight Center: 3 miles

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Chaffee-Jacksonville
537 Chaffee Point Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221
Proximity from First Coast Flight Center: 3 miles

Best Western Plus Cecil Airport Inn & Suites
525 Chaffee Point Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Proximity from First Coast Flight Center: 3.1 miles

Hospitality Inn
7071 103rd Street, Jacksonville, FL 32210
Proximity from First Coast Flight Center: 3.4 miles


Many national fast food and restaurant chains are within a short distance of Herlong. In addition to more well-known establishments, pilots often visit us for the excellent local dining options unique to Jacksonville:
Treemendous BBQ is a family-owned and operated restaurant open seven days a week. Many pilots fly in to our airport just to eat here! They are located at 8927 Herlong Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32210. Call in your order before you fly in at 904-329-2888.
Perard’s Italian Cuisine is another local favorite. With recipes originated in Italy, they have more than 50 delicious, made-to-order, menu items to choose from. Perard’s is located at 11043-2 Crystal Springs Road in Jacksonville. Call in your order to 904-378-8131.

Famous Amos opened its first restaurant in Jacksonville in 1967 and offers country-style Southern cooking. Their nearest location is only a mile and a half from Herlong, and its address is 8265 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221.
Pilots are welcome to use the First Coast Flight Center crew car to dine at either restaurant. Please review the crew car criteria before planning on checking it out.

Equestrian Center

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is just seven miles from Herlong Recreational Airport. In addition to rodeos and horse shows, other amenities include:

• Miles of trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding
• Direct access to Jennings Forest and the Pope Duval Park
• RV camping with full hook ups, primitive camping with a dump station
• An indoor Olympic size pool with community center
• A public 18-hole golf course
• A public gymnasium with basketball, racquetball, exercise equipment and sauna
• Ball fields
• Picnic pavilions

For more information about the Jacksonville Equestrian Center, visit their website at

Golf Course

Fiddler's Green is an 18-hole golf course located approximately 7 miles from Herlong at 13715 Lake Newman St, Jacksonville, FL 32221. Book your tee time by calling (904) 778-5245.

Other Local Attractions

Jacksonville offers much to do. From sporting events, to world-class museums and concerts, there’s always something happening. A comprehensive list of the region’s many amenities can be found at Visit Jacksonville’s website.