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Jacksonville's Got Sunshine, Sand and So Much More

A visit to Jacksonville, aptly coined the “River City by the Sea”, is likely to end up in the water at some point. However, you may be surprised at the variety of things to do on the First Coast. Whether it’s the need for speed you’re craving, or a taste of North Florida’s culture, we’ve narrowed down the best of the best attractions for you and the whole family.

If it’s the beach you are bound for, consider one of the local favorites Atlantic Beach. This charming residential community is less touristy than Jacksonville’s main beach thoroughfare, and also holds some of the beach’s best shopping and restaurants. While you’re enjoying the sunshine and outdoors make sure to include the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve on your list of things to do. With over 46,000 acres of natural wonders, it’s the perfect place to discover the 6,000 years of history recorded in the region.  

To get a feel for Jacksonville’s cultural fabric, enjoy the Cummer Museum which boasts nearly 5,000 objects in its permanent collection. Stroll the historic Cummer Gardens and marvel at the unique specimens found in this century old treasure.

For memories the entire family will cherish, go wild at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens where the brand new Land of the Tiger exhibit has been wowing visitors young and old.

Whatever your pace, Jacksonville is the place to keep you and the whole family entertained and inspired.



Experience European-style indoor go-kart racing at Jacksonville's own Autobahn Speedway. This 80,000 sq ft facility features two challenging Grand Prix-themed courses designed to impress and thrill even the most demanding adrenaline junky. Reach...  Read More



Enjoy non-stop family fun at Northeast Florida's largest family entertainment center on your next visit to Jacksonville. Located just off the sandy shores of Jacksonville Beach, Adventure Landing offers year around fun including the splashtastic...  Read More



Visit Jacksonville's longest ongoing festival when you attend the Riverside Arts Market. Chock full of regional goodness, guests will enjoy local art, tasty street fare, and fresh produce from surrounding farms all to the soundtrack of local...  Read More



Established in 1927, the Florida Theatre was originally a glamorous movie palace that featured a rooftop garden for dancing, and even child care. After careful preservation and renovations throughout the years the Florida Theatre proves that...  Read More

Museum of Science & History


Get hands on at one of Jacksonville's most believed attractions, the Museum of Science and History. Visitors will enjoy an exciting roster of traveling and core exhibits built to both fascinate and inspire guests of all ages. Explore the inner...  Read More



History and nature buffs will enjoy wandering through centuries of history spread over North Florida's stunning coastal marshlands, hardwood hammocks, and coastal dunes at the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve. Encompassing around...  Read More

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens


View one of Northeast Florida's finest collections of art at the Cummer Museum. Situated in Jacksonville's historic Riverside neighborhood, the Cummer houses nearly 5,000 objects in its permanent collection spanning from 2100 BC to the 21st...  Read More



If you are a local to Jacksonville, and headed to the beach on the weekend, you are more likely to find your way to the more private and residential Atlantic Beach. If you are a visitor looking to bypass the crowds, put Atlantic Beach's well...  Read More

Ponte Vedra


Enjoy the ultimate golf experience at the home of the PGA and THE PLAYERS Championship, TPC Sawgrass. Built to challenge the top professionals in the field, TPC consists of THE PLAYERS Championship course, and Dye's Valley Course. Avid golfers...  Read More



Recently rated one of the Top 25 Zoos in the U.S., the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens continues to impress with it's state of the art habitats, and exhibits. Among it's popular attractions are the recently unveiled Land of the Tiger Exhibit, a 2.5...  Read More


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