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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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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

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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Eco-Shrimping Tour

Amelia River Cruises

An interactive exploration of the St. Marys River Basin, our guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. Historically developed in Fernandina, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today. Deploying and retrieving the net is part of the hands-on experience. The catch will then be displayed in an on-board aquarium and each of the creatures will be identified and released back into the wild. We continue to explore the backwaters and tidal creeks that make up this estuary before returning to historic Fernandina Beach.

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    Cumberland Island Tour

    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…

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  • Thursday, July 2, 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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    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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  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
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    Free Thursday Tours at MOCA Jacksonville

    MOCA Jacksonville is partnering with FIS™—a global leader in banking and payments technology solutions as well as consulting and outsourcing solutions—and Fidelity…

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  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
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    Adult Twilight “BYOB” Cruise

    Departure time varies seasonally*, Thursday through Saturday This sunset cruise is designed especially for adults and is one of the finest ways to end the day or begin…

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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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  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
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    Scotty K. @ The Comedy Zone

    Scotty has been winning crowds internationally for over a decade with his high energy and animated performances. With improv, characterizations, and music, his content is…

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    Don McLean at the Florida Theatre

    Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has remained one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters, and is forever associated with his classic hits…

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  • Thursday, July 2, 2015
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    Indie Pop Dance Party at the Loft

    TheLOFT Thursdays Indie.Pop.Dance.Party. with DJ Wes Reed & Josh Kemp

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The Visit Jacksonville Blog

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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.

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 Katie
Blogs by Local Expert Guest
Blogs by Sarah
  • A Guide to July Fourth in Jacksonville: Fireworks, Food & Fun

    June 30, 2015 9:36 am EDT

    Will you be in Jax to celebrate Independence Day this year? There are a ton of fireworks displays and Fourth of July events happening around town.

  • Pack your bags for Florida Country Superfest in Jacksonville, Florida- June 13 & 14.

    Everything You Need to Know About Florida Country Superfest in Jacksonville

    June 01, 2015 1:35 pm EDT

    We are super excited (pun intended!) about the 2015 lineup for Florida Country Superfest.

  • 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.

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    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!

  • golf in jacksonville

    488,000 Yards of Golf Greens In Jacksonville

    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.


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