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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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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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Super Grom Surf Fest

Jacksonville Beach Pier

The Florida Surfing Association proudly announces the 7th Annual Super Grom Surf Fest Series coming to Jacksonville Beach on May 30, June 27 and July 25, 2015.

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Visit Jacksonville

    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
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    The River Speaks: Literature Inspired by the St. Johns River

    Join the Reader’s Theater cast as they explore writings inspired by the St. Johns River including River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida’s St. Johns River, Tales of the…

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Visit Jacksonville

    25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    An eclectic group of teens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Spelling their way through a series of words, they hope to avoid the soul crushing, life…

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Visit Jacksonville

    Fletcher All-Class Block Party

    The "Fletcher All-Class Block Party", a popular beaches event to benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park, will not only celebrate the beach's only high school, but will…

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
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    FinFest 2015: Return to the River

    An evening of Music, Dancing, and Auction and Fun as we raise money to help even more people with speech and hearing disorders in Northeast Florida. Get into your…

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Visit Jacksonville

    Carolina Railhawks vs Jacksonville Armada

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

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    Visit Jacksonville

    Marlon Wayans at the Comedy Zone

    Marlon Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in the film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka” followed by a role in the Emmy Award winning series “In Living Color.”

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  • Saturday, May 30, 2015
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    Marlon Wayans at the Comedy Zone

    Marlon Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in the film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka” followed by a role in the Emmy Award winning series “In Living Color.”

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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
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    UNF Mens Track & Field (NCAA East Preliminary)

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

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The Visit Jacksonville Blog

  • Gary Sass
  • Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Captain Dave Sipler
  • Local Expert Guest
  • Sarah
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.

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    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”.

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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.

Blogs by Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Explore the outdoors in Jacksonville, go for a blueberry picking experience at our local farms!

    The Ultimate Guide to U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Jacksonville

    May 15, 2015 1:24 pm EDT

    Blueberry season is right around the corner here in Jacksonville. Typically the farms open at the very end of May and stay open through the beginning of July, but weather conditions and the amount of rainfall we received during the year can always impact exactly when the crops will be ready.

  • Family Guide to Visiting Jacksonville with Kids

    May 07, 2015 11:01 am EDT

    Welcome to Jacksonville! Our Southern city is filled with activities for the whole family from sandy beaches with sunny skies to downtown culture with sweet treats. There is so much to do in Jacksonville, you want to pick the best activities for your whole family.

  • Easter Brunch Around Jacksonville

    March 30, 2015 1:55 pm EDT

    Easter is fast approaching and that means egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a FABULOUS brunch are on the horizon!

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    Things on Tracks In & Around Jacksonville

    February 19, 2015 9:24 am EST

    Trains to Ride, See, and Explore, Choo Chooo… Jacksonville trains are coming through!

  • Best Date Night Restaurants in Jacksonville

    February 03, 2015 9:25 am EST

    Since Valentines day is just around the corner, I thought I would touch on some of the best date night restaurants Jacksonville has to offer.

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 Local Expert Guest
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.

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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.

  • jacksonville on a budget

    Weekend Getaway on a Budget

    August 31, 2014 1:14 pm EDT

    Music, art, 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!


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