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Will You Be Tailgating in Jax this January?
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TaxSlayer Bowl

Will You Be Tailgating in Jax this January?

Don't miss out on the action as Tennessee and Iowa battle for the trophy, Friday, January 2, 2015 at EverBank Field. Learn More

Winter on the Water
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Winter on the Water

The holiday season is made up of big events and fun family activities, start planning your weekend getaway to Jacksonville! Check out our Top 10 Holiday Events! Learn More

Know how to get the best city views?
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City views from the Southbank

Know how to get the best city views?

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

Did you know the Friendship Fountain glows at night?
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Friendship Fountain

Did you know the Friendship Fountain glows at night?

Get great deals on riverfront, downtown, or beachside accommodations. Learn More

 Foodies, prepare your taste buds!
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Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails Berry Shortcake

Foodies, prepare your taste buds!

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

Spend some quality time outdoors.
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Kayaking Tours

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


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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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, December 21, 2014
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    Chanukah at The Landing

    Chanukah at The Landing 1 p.m. Celebrate Chanukah with live music, food, games and the lighting of the menorah. (Event located on Hogan Street near the gazebo.)

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  • Saturday, November 29, 2014
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    High Tea at One Ocean

    Offered Daily from November 29th through December 23rd, 2014 Selection of | Gourmet & Herbal Teas & Prosecco Selection of | Assorted Patries and Sandwiches Set in the…

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  • Saturday, November 29, 2014
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    Synchronized Nightly Tree Light Shows

    Featuring all new light synchronization and music for the 2014 season! The Landing's 56-foot-tree comes alive each evening performing a 10-minute synchronized light show…

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  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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    2014 Holiday on the River Concert and Dance Series

    Daily and evening live performances by local schools, churches and dance groups. Performances take place in front of the 56-foot Christmas tree in the Courtyard during…

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  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
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    Live Music by Natalie Nicole Green Band

    Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Natalie Nicole Green Band 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

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  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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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, December 24, 2014
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    WHISKEY WEDNESDAY

    A different featured whiskey every Wednesday at Fionn's!!

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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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    TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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    Culinary Christmas

    Guests celebrate Christmas Eve with a delectable à la carte menu of inspired holiday options at Azurea from 5:30 – 10 p.m., before retreating to guest rooms in hopes…

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TaxSlayer Bowl Game

Will You Be Tailgating in Jacksonville this January? Don't miss out on the action as Tennessee and Iowa battle for the trophy, Friday, January 2, 2015 at EverBank Field.

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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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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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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 Captain Dave Sipler
  • 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.

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.

Blogs by Local Expert Guest

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