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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

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

White sand beaches are waiting for you.
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Jacksonville Beach

White sand beaches are waiting for you.

Explore 22 miles of uncrowded, white sandy beaches! Learn More

Discover Jax on Two Wheels.
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Be Active in Jax!

Discover Jax on Two Wheels.

Some trails lead to the ocean, some to the river, and some lead you right into the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. 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

The "Hart" Beat to Jacksonville.
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Isaiah David Hart Bridge

The "Hart" Beat to Jacksonville.

With 7 iconic bridges throughout Jacksonville, you're bound to be on one. Learn More

Soak-up the Sunshine and Scenery in Jax.
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Soak-up the Sunshine and Scenery in Jax.

The “River City by the Sea” offers an affordable family vacation with many free places to play and reconnect.

Jacksonville is a golfer's paradise.
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Golfing in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a golfer's paradise.

THE PLAYERS Stadium course was built with the complete fan experience in its DNA, and year after year it only gets better. 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

The Countdown is on to Football Season!
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Everbank Field

The Countdown is on to Football Season!

World’s largest scoreboards? Check. Party Deck? Check. Pools overlooking the field? Check. Passionate screaming fans? Check. Historic tailgating culture? Check. Southern hospitality?... Learn More

Welcome NCAA Basketball Fans
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Welcome NCAA Basketball Fans

That's right! NCAA March Madness is back in Jacksonville, March 19 and 21. 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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Cumberland Island Tour

Amelia River Cruises

One of our most popular tours, this excursion offers an extensive and rich history of Amelia and Cumberland Island with views of wildlife along the way. We cruise by Fernandina’s shrimp boats, historic Old Towne and Ft. Clinch to the wild horses of Cumberland Island, ruins of the Carnegie Dungeoness Mansion and the Greyfield Inn. Our historians will share the colorful stories that define the character of this unique part of the world. Reservations are recommended.

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    SUPY (Yoga) with Kayak Amelia

    Imagine a yoga mat that is floating across the crystal blue waters, the sounds of birds chirping while relaxing in down-dog and white puffy clouds forming shapes while…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Seussical the Musical

    Experience this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Based on the Dr. Seuss books, Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other characters from the whimsical…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    ArtFusion in Hemming Park

    This MOCA Jacksonville favorite family pastime moves to the outdoors on the first Sunday of each month. Join one of MOCA Jacksonville's professional art educators in…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Floral Arranging

    Instructor Ann Evans with Cypress Creative Floral Design will host two afternoon flower arranging workshops. Each workshop will include all arrangement supplies,…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Beach Creek Tour

    2:30 pm, 7 days per week This afternoon tour is a nice blend of history and nature, including a trip up Beach Creek with a beautiful view of the salt marshes and bird…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Reggae Jammin’ on the River

    Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage. Cool off your weekend with live reggae music every Sunday in July, August and September on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Seussical the Musical

    Experience this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Based on the Dr. Seuss books, Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and other characters from the whimsical…

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Chattanooga vs Jacksonville Suns

    For more information, please visit: www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t564

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  • Sunday, July 5, 2015
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    Family Friendly Sunset Cruise

    7 days per week This tour offers a relaxing way for the whole family to take in Florida’s first sunset and hear an abbreviated history of the area. Reservations are…

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The Visit Jacksonville Blog

  • Captain Dave Sipler
  • Local Expert Guest
  • Becky
  • Patty
  • Kacie Couch
Blogs by Captain Dave Sipler
  • Go fishing! Jacksonville offers fantastic fishing options for the beginner fisherman to the advanced angler.

    Kids Fishing Trips in Jacksonville!

    April 21, 2015 11:44 am EDT

    I hear it all the time. "We're coming to Jacksonville, staying at the beach, at a nice hotel with a fancy swimming pool, because the kids are out of school and wondered what else can we do with our kids?"

  • It’s All About “Sport Fishing”

    August 05, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

    July was, and August will be too..... Teeth Month, aboard Capt Dave's Jettywolf. From Barracuda's to Sharks, it's all about "Sport Fishing" for the BIG ONES!

  • Summer Fishing

    July 10, 2014 3:31 pm EDT

    Hello Anglers! Summer has been here for quit a while in N.E. Florida. Most of you don't really care what month the calendar says. As a fisherman, I call it summer when the Spanish Mackerel show up at the inlet. And that happened back in May!

  • Redfish are Biting!

    May 29, 2014 5:01 pm EDT

    Hello Folks, Captain Dave Sipler here.....I'm going to tell you all about Jacksonville's fishing opportunities every month for the next six months.

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  • July Trip Worthy Events

    June 28, 2015 10:32 am EDT

    Fireworks, fishing, festivals and fun abound this July in Jacksonville.

  • Experience a beachside music festival that defines the local culture in Jacksonville. Come have fun in the sun this June in Jax!

    Jacksonville Trip Worthy Events: June

    June 04, 2015 2:53 pm EDT

    June in Jax is action packed. With the heartpumping speeds of powerboats zipping along the mighty St. Johns at the P1 Jacksonville Grand Prix and the aerial acrobatics performed by daring skateboarders in honor of Go Skate Day, there’s plenty of excitement to go around.

  • Jacksonville Tripworthy Events: May

    May 01, 2015 8:43 am EDT

    There are plenty of reasons to visit Jacksonville in May. The weather is warm, the ocean is inviting, the flowers are in bloom, and the farm-to-table restaurants are getting ready to change their seasonal menus from Spring to Summer.

  • Brews and Broads – Jacksonville’s Women in Craft Beer

    April 08, 2015 5:21 pm EDT

    It’s no secret we love beer here in Jacksonville. With eight local breweries all part of the Jax Ale Trail, Jacksonville is one of Florida’s best spots to grab a pint (or two).

  • Go Al Fresco – Outdoor Dining in Jacksonville

    March 02, 2015 12:21 pm EST

    Two of the greatest things about Jacksonville? Our weather and our food.

Blogs by Patty
  • Don’t Miss Jacksonville’s Spring Line-Up of Festivals

    March 27, 2015 1:22 pm EDT

    Whether you’re looking for a family friendly spring-break destination, or the ideal spot for a quick fun getaway, Jacksonville has the perfect mix of Florida Flair, Southern Hospitality, and exciting festivals to put a spring in your step this new season!

  • I RUN this city

    March 10, 2015 1:22 pm EDT

    Running. You either love it or you hate it, but sometimes you hate a little less and get the inspiration you need from a city and its running paths.

  • Top 5 Romantic Things to do In Jacksonville

    February 06, 2015 7:01 pm EST

    Every day can be Valentine's Day, create your perfect romantic getaway to Jacksonville, the “River City by the Sea.” Whether you’re looking for romantic strolls on the beach, candlelit dinners, or an eco-adventure for two, couples can craft a picture-perfect time together in Jax!

  • 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.

  • 6 Tips when planning your kid-friendly vacation

    August 08, 2014 1:10 pm EDT

    Planning a getaway with your fam? Be sure you are prepared prior to departure!

Blogs by Kacie Couch
  • Think pink!

    July 30, 2014 5:02 pm EDT

    When you think of a pink bird, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For most people, it would be a flamingo. The flamingo is a very beautiful (and very pink) bird, but it is not a local species to say the least. Lucky for us, we have our own species of pink bird wading in our North Florida waters!

  • Fort Clinch Offers ‘Step into the Past,’ Great Eco-Adventure

    May 29, 2014 4:56 pm EDT

    “What a strange looking bird!” exclaimed the bearded man as we looked up at the helicopter flying overhead. It was a beautiful day in July and we were standing outside. I was wearing a sundress that came down to my knees and he was decked out in a woolen long-sleeved uniform. In JULY… In Florida. This was right after he called me a “jezebel,” no less.


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