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City views from the Southbank

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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JU Softball vs Stetson (doubleheader)

Jacksonville University

Game 1 - 1:00 pm Game 2 - 3:00 pm For more information, please visit: www.judolphins.com

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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    Free Tuesdays at the Cummer Museum

    Every Tuesday, enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue.

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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    JU Baseball vs Georgia Southern

    For more information, please visit: www.judolphins.com

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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    Birmingham vs Jacksonville Suns

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

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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    Mythbusters: Jamie and Adam Unleashed

    The all-new, live stage show “MythBusters© Jamie & Adam Unleashed,” starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series…

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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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    On Golden Pond

    Mike Farrell of MASH stars in On Golden Pond, the Tony Award winning play by Ernest Thompson. The play explores the often turbulent relationship of a young woman and her…

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  • Friday, April 24, 2015
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    On Golden Pond

    Mike Farrell of MASH stars in On Golden Pond, the Tony Award winning play by Ernest Thompson. The play explores the often turbulent relationship of a young woman and her…

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  • Saturday, April 25, 2015
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    On Golden Pond

    Mike Farrell of MASH stars in On Golden Pond, the Tony Award winning play by Ernest Thompson. The play explores the often turbulent relationship of a young woman and her…

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  • Sunday, April 26, 2015
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    On Golden Pond

    Mike Farrell of MASH stars in On Golden Pond, the Tony Award winning play by Ernest Thompson. The play explores the often turbulent relationship of a young woman and her…

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 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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  • Project Atrium at MOCA Jacksonville

    ‘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.”

  • Moca Jacksonville exhibit

    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 Sarah
  • where to golf in jacksonville

    An Overview of Where to Golf in Jacksonville

    October 30, 2014 12:36 pm EDT

    Take your pick between dozens of world-class golf courses throughout the Jacksonville area. Visit the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club or Windsor Parke, or venture out to the The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. Learn more about all the great places to golf near Jacksonville.

  • jacksonville fishing

    Plan A Fall Fishing Trip in Jacksonville

    October 06, 2014 12:17 pm EDT

    Fall is the perfect time for a Jacksonville, Florida inshore fishing trip. Read Captain Dave Sipler's tips for a fun and successful fall fishing trip!

  • 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 Gary Sass
  • Greetings from Riverside’s Historic B&B

    April 09, 2015 3:47 pm EDT

    If the Riverside neighborhood of Jacksonville had a greeting card, the Riverdale Inn would be on the cover

  • 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 history buffs.

  • Maritime Museum Jacksonville

    History That’s Free in Jacksonville

    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.

  • Pioneers of Aviation – The Blue Angels Are Still Flying High

    October 10, 2014 2:56 pm EDT

    The Blue Angels, the most spectacular annual air show, happens right here in Jacksonville! The Naval Air Station in Jacksonville (NAS Jax) has the distinction of being the “Birthplace of the Blue Angels”.

  • Main production building - photo courtesy of Norman Studios

    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.

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!


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