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Friendship Fountain

Will you be our Valentine?

Surprise your Valentine with a trip to Jacksonville this February. Learn More

White sand beaches are waiting for you.
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Jacksonville Beach

White sand beaches are waiting for you.

Grab a bike and roll down 22 miles of uncrowded, white sandy beaches! Learn More

 Foodies, prepare your taste buds!
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Foodies, prepare your taste buds!

From local breweries and food trucks to gastropubs and upscale dining, Jax has it all. Photo credit: Dennis Ho Learn More

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City views from the Southbank

Know how to get the best city views?

Take a ride on a water taxi across the St. Johns River! Learn about Jacksonville's different areas and neighborhoods. Learn More

Jacksonville is a golfer's paradise.
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Golfing in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a golfer's paradise.

Don't miss out on the action this May for THE PLAYERS Championship! Learn More

Jax is #1 for family-friendly fun!
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Family Fun in Jax

Jax is #1 for family-friendly fun!

Parenting magazine selected Jacksonville as America’s best city for recreation. Learn More

Find 26 of the best drinks in Jacksonville.
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Bars and Nightlife in Jacksonville

Find 26 of the best drinks in Jacksonville.

After a long day there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down at a local #OnlyinJax bar and sipping on a signature, hand-crafted cocktail. Learn More

Spend some quality time outdoors.
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Spend some quality time outdoors.

Jacksonville boasts one of the largest urban park systems in the U.S., with more than 80,000 acres to explore. Find out about all of our fun outdoor activities. Learn More

We're Hip and Young!
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We're Hip and Young!

Jax is Florida’s youngest city with an average age of 35! Learn More


Discover Jacksonville!

Find sunshine, white sand beaches, downtown culture, and a splash of Southern hospitality.

Sink your toes into Jacksonville’s sandy beaches. Explore our abundant waterways. Shop and dine in eclectic neighborhoods. Play on the golf course or relax poolside.

From eco-tourism and professional sports, to the arts and local history, there are limitless ways to have fun when you’re in Jacksonville!


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White sand beaches are waiting for you.

Jacksonville's Beaches

Find your paradise at the beach in Jacksonville. Relax in the warm sand with a favorite…

Jacksonville's Beaches

Sunbathe on our 22 miles of wide, uncrowded beaches.

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Let's talk about the weather . . . it's gorgeous!

Weather in Jacksonville

Our gorgeous weather means you can enjoy outdoor activities all year round in Jacksonville.…

Weather in Jacksonville

If we had only one word to describe the weather in Jacksonville, it would be "perfection!"

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Jacksonville Is Perfect For Families

Family Fun in Jax

Look no further than Jacksonville for the perfect place to connect with family through an…

Family Fun in Jax

Connect with your family in Jacksonville. Kids of all ages will love to stretch their imagination, explore the outdoors and most of all, spend time with family. From sun up to sun down, there's always fun to find here.

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Get in touch with Jacksonville's multicultural history.

Arts & Culture

Jacksonville’s arts and cultural community shines bright with stand-out museums, boutique…

Arts & Culture

Jacksonville is a Top 25 Arts Destinations in the nation.

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Jax Health Center

Few American cities of any size are home to so many medical facilities. See more details on each of Jacksonville's world class hospitals.

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Floral Arranging

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Instructor Ann Evans with Cypress Creative Floral Design will host two afternoon flower arranging workshops. Each workshop will include all arrangement supplies, discussions on selecting the right flowers, proper stem cutting, as well as handy tricks and

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  • Sunday, February 1, 2015
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    Souper Soul Sundays

    Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Every First Sunday Lady Campbell’s Souper Soul Sundays A theatrical fellowship experience you’ll never forget! A spiritual evolution…

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  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
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    National Team Roping League Finals

    01/29- 02/01/15 National Team Roping League Finals Thursday – Sunday: 8:30 AM-9:00 PM (approximate ending time) Top contenders in the sport of Team Roping will compete…

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  • Thursday, January 29, 2015
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    National Team Roping League

    Top contenders in the sport of Team Roping will compete in this four-day event. Competitors form throughout the United States and Canada will compete in this event. The…

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  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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    Music @ Main: Emergence with JU Chamber Ensembles

    Join us for an evening of chamber music performed by talented music students from Jacksonville University. Presenting works by Mozart, Mussorgsky, Mintzer, Ewazen and…

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  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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    Emergence with JU Chamber Ensembles

    Join us for an evening of chamber music performed by talented students from the Jacksonville University Division of Music. The featured ensembles will include the Honors…

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  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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    TRIVIA 8pm

    You may be smarter than a 5th grader but how are you at trivia? Join us at Fionn's every Tuesday at 8pm for TRIVIA and a pint!

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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    Cummelia and FOCUS Lunch & Tour on the Art of the Haskell Collection

    Member $35, Non-Member $45 Registration Required For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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    Jacksonville Downtown Artwalk

    A self-guided tour through Downtown Jacksonville, showcasing local artists, vendors and galleries. There will be two free drag shows, free make-up tutorials, a hugging…

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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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    ArtWalk at Southlight

    On February 4th, help Southlight solve the riddle: "What is this ridiculous obsession with love?" . Flowers to the first 100 Ladies! Our musical guest will be Akia Uwanda,…

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Blogs by Visit Jacksonville
  • Five Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Jax

    October 20, 2014 10:17 am EDT

    Unless you’re an expert on our fine city (and who knows? You might be, it is pretty awesome here) here are some things you probably didn’t know about Jacksonville, Florida.

  • The Time Is Now…Fall in Jax!

    October 06, 2014 12:17 pm EDT

    Summer months have come and gone, but the fun has just begun.

  • 488,000 Yards of Greens, 1,200 Holes, 70 courses…Come Sink a Hole-In-One in JAX.

    September 23, 2014 12:36 pm EDT

    From easy to hard, historic to championship, beach to river – Northeast Florida offers more than 1,200 holes of golf on 70 public and private courses, pristine course conditions, affordable rates, great fall deals and comfortable weather all year.

  • Weekend Getaway on a Budget

    August 31, 2014 1:14 pm EDT

    Music, art, fun, food, beer, sports, adventure, and fun await you in Jacksonville on any given day, and the best part? We guarantee it won’t break your bank!

  • Get Hooked in Jax!

    August 19, 2014 12:47 pm EDT

    Some people might call them fish shacks, holes in the wall, dives- but here in Jax we call them Fish Camps!

Blogs by Denise M. Reagan
  • ‘Project Atrium’ Photographer Focuses on Details

    December 12, 2014 4:18 pm EST

    Angela Strassheim creates images that are more like paintings than photographs. “I don’t take pictures. I make photographs,” Strassheim said. “Everything in a photograph is there because I decided it would be there.”

  • Catalogue Helps Visitors Get Behind ‘Get Real’

    October 22, 2014 12:32 pm EDT

    Artists have been working in the realist style for centuries. In this age of technology, what would inspire contemporary painters to embark on the painstaking process of creating art in this style?

  • A Declaration of Independent Theater

    October 16, 2014 1:45 pm EDT

    A small theater in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood has made a big impact on Jacksonville’s movie tastes.

  • The Art of the Brain

    September 30, 2014 12:05 pm EDT

    MOCA Jacksonville ‘Project Atrium’ artist explores the mind’s circuitry in a monumental textile installation

  • Art Walks All the Time

    September 22, 2014 2:05 pm EDT

    Pick a day and a neighborhood and you’ll find a place to absorb local art.

Blogs by First Coast Magazine
  • Congaree and Penn- Rice Farm in Jacksonville

    January 22, 2015 10:05 am EST

    Scott Meyer operates the nation’s smallest rice farm. It’s the only one in Jacksonville. And he’s fairly certain it’s the only one in Florida.

  • Blue Sky Farms: Pioneers of Farming on the First Coast

    July 21, 2014 9:32 pm EDT

    Almost 100 years ago in a community rich with potato farming tradition, but light on technology, Danny Johns’ great-grandfather pioneered the first horseless farm in Hastings.

  • Belgian Endive Salad at Black Sheep

    July 21, 2014 9:30 pm EDT

    Summer is a season for light eating. Dining out, it can be a challenge to find dishes that are both refreshing and satisfying.

  • Three F(x) Ice cream and waffles

    July 21, 2014 9:23 pm EDT

    A dark-haired boy jumps up and down at the ice cream counter as his mother places the order. Then he presses his face against the glass shield, watching the employee twirl sweet milk on a frozen stainless steel plate.

  • WIDE WORLD OF WINE- Pairing Wines with Ethnic Cuisine

    July 21, 2014 9:18 pm EDT

    Intrepid food adventurers or those far from the tastes of home find challenge when selecting a wine to accompany ethnic flavors.

Blogs by Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Explore Our Forts of the First Coast

    January 15, 2015 11:58 am EST

    Are you looking for places you can take your kids that you don’t need to constantly say “no, no…don’t do that, don’t climb on that, don’t go over there, don’t touch that… don’t, don’t, don’t…”? Would you rather say… “What’s under there? Can you you climb this? What does that feel like? Can you guess what that does?”

  • Mom’s Guide to Jacksonville’s Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails

    November 18, 2014 8:55 am EST

    Have I mentioned that I love the fall? Yes, I think I have! Besides all the fun activities like visiting pumpkin patches and enjoying great family traditions, the beautiful weather in the fall makes it the perfect time of year to enjoy many outdoor activities that can be limited by the heat and humidity of our Florida summers.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Jacksonville 2014

    November 15, 2014 10:33 am EST

    There is always something exciting to see and do in Jacksonville and the holidays are no exception!

  • Kid-Friendly Activities and Eats: The Beaches

    November 02, 2014 11:30 am EST

    I thought I would start dissecting our little (HUGE really) city by areas and talk about some fun, kid-friendly places to go and eat! Since I am a beach newbie, I have decided to start there. We have been exploring the area over the past few months and finding tons of great places. Everyone comes to the beach at one time or another, so I hope this will be helpful!

  • Top Five Favorite Running Destinations in Jacksonville

    November 01, 2014 10:41 am EDT

    It’s that time of year again! Time to get off the treadmills, skip the gym and get outdoors to run and enjoy the cooling fall temps. Fortunately for us, Jacksonville is a city of many different scenic landscapes, from the St. John’s River to the beautiful Atlantic Coast, so you will never get bored on your runs.

Blogs by Gary Sass
  • Holiday Festivals surrounded by History

    December 01, 2014 11:47 am EST

    The local historical societies celebrate the holidays and offer fun activities. It is also a chance to buy unique gifts for the lovers of history.

  • His-tor-ee That’s Free

    November 05, 2014 3:12 pm EST

    We call it the “First Coast”, home of the first European settlements and a region steeped in history. Read on for a brief description of some of our local museums and sites which are free or have a nominal fee.

  • Pioneers of Aviation – Still Flying High

    October 10, 2014 2:56 pm EDT

    The most spectacular annual air show is right here in Jacksonville.

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    Jacksonville in the Movies

    August 13, 2014 11:05 am EDT

    “On location in Jacksonville”, has been part of movie production history for over one hundred years. From the silent movie era to today’s modern films, it is entertaining to watch scenes with Jacksonville in the background.

  • Lifesaving Landmark at the Beach

    July 16, 2014 5:24 pm EDT

    Where can you find the best volunteer lifeguards in the world? Just go to Jacksonville Beach and look for the iconic white tower (a.k.a. “The Peg”) along the ocean. This is home for the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps.


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