• Learn more about the Visit Jacksonville's mission and organizational structure.

    Get to know Visit Jacksonville!

    Learn more about the Visit Jacksonville's mission and organizational structure.


About Visit Jacksonville

We put all the information you need about Jacksonville and its beaches right at your fingertips.

When you arrive in Jacksonville, stop by our offices for a warm welcome and plenty of information and resources! Locate Visitor Information Centers throughout the Jacksonville area, which keep you in the know and your vacation on track while you're exploring our great city. 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a group of industry professionals and business leaders who serve as a policy board and as the liaison between Visit Jacksonville staff, the Duval County Tourist Development Council and the Partnership. All major decisions are approved by the Board. Board nominations are made by the nominating committee and approved by the current Board.

Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC)

The Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is appointed by the current City Council President. It consists of nine partners: three city council partners, three hotel operators/owners and three travel industry representatives. The City Council President serves as the chairman of the TDC.

Visit Jacksonville Funding

Visit Jacksonville is funded by bed tax dollars. The 6 percent bed tax is placed on all hotel rooms in Duval County. Of the 6 percent tax collected, 2 percent is allocated to the Sports Complex Upkeep Fund,  2 percent to EverBank Field and 2 percent to the TDC. Of the TDC's portion, 70 percent is used to fund Visit Jacksonville. The organization's funding is supplemented through Partnership dues.


In The About Us Section

  • History

    History

    Abundant natural resources, beautiful weather, and river and ocean access have attracted human settlers to Northeast Florida for thousands of years. Walk through Jacksonville’s history to see how the area has evolved from an early European settlement, to today’s thriving metropolis.


  • Board of Directors

    Board of Directors

    Learn more about Visit Jacksonville's Board of Directors. The Board of Directors includes professionals from travel and tourism organizations and organizations that support travel and tourism throughout Jacksonville, Florida.


  • The Tourist Development Council

    The Tourist Development Council

    Appointed by the City Council President, The Tourist Development Council (TDC) consists of nine members including city council members and representatives from the hotel and hospitality industries.


  • Research & Information

    Research & Information

    Learn more about Visit Jacksonville's vision and mission. Review research reports and statistics about the impact of events, and travel and tourism in the Jacksonville area.


  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Do you have questions or are you looking for local expertise? Visit this page to get in touch with the team at Visit Jacksonville. We will be happy to help!


  • Visitor Information Centers

    Visitor Information Centers

    We look forward to welcoming you to Jacksonville. With four Visitor Centers throughout the city, learning about the great attractions, restaurants and shopping, events and accommodations has never been easier. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members are happy to assist visitors with information on fun and exciting things to see and do while in Jacksonville.


  • Meet the Team

    Meet the Team

    Get to know the friendly and helpful team at visit Jacksonville. Click through for contact information for every member of our team including sales, marketing, media, partnerships, and more.




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City-Wide EventsFeatured Events
Visit Jacksonville

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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  • Saturday, November 22, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    ACKSONVILLE SHOWCASES BEST OF CELTIC NATIONS WITH 2ND ANNUAL CELTIC FESTIVAL AT SEAWALK PAVILION

    Lannadoo Returns to Jax Beach with Flogging Molly November 22-23 Lannadoo, Jacksonville’s 2nd annual Celtic festival, returns to Jacksonville Beach November 22-23.…

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  • Saturday, November 22, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Jacksonville Celtic Festival

    A celebration of celtic music, food, scottish/highland games, kid's zone and more!

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  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Annual Surprise Gingerbread Unveiling

    Each year, the culinary team at One Ocean Resort & Spa wows visitors with the unveiling of a surprise gingerbread structure. A tasty holiday tradition evokes wide-eyed…

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  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    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, November 26, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Live Music by Spade McQuade

    Live music at Fionn MacCool's by Spade McQuade.

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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    WHISKEY WEDNESDAY

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

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  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Thanksgiving at Azurea

    Thursday, November 27th Ala carte Menu Price Range | Beginnings - $8 to $15, Entree - $22 to $28 Children's Menu is available Breakfast Service | Available until…

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  • Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Thanksgiving Day Dining at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

    Make this Thanksgiving a little more relaxing for you and your family by joining the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront for special Thanksgiving Day dining on Thursday,…

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Local Experts | All Blogs

  • Captain Dave Sipler
  • Void Magazine
  • Local Expert Guest
  • Gary Sass
  • Denise M. Reagan
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 Void Magazine
  • Growing Jax – A Guide to Our Regional Farmers Markets

    September 12, 2014 3:08 pm EDT

    According to critics, the most problematic feature of our region is the geographic size of Jacksonville. It’s just a really big city. If you drove from Baldwin in West Jacksonville, all the way to where Atlantic Boulevard dumps you on the ocean, it would take you almost an hour – and you would have never left the city limits of Jacksonville.

  • The Fantasy Football Food Experience — Eat like a local on gameday

    September 12, 2014 2:49 pm EDT

    Over the past two years, Shad Khan and the leadership of the Jacksonville Jaguars have made extensive efforts to transform the team from relative obscurity (for those outside Duval) into one of the most visible franchises in the league.

  • Coffee Shop Review – Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

    July 10, 2014 4:55 pm EDT

    Out with the old, in with the bold! Bold Bean Coffee Roasters has just opened its second location in South Jacksonville Beach, ironically where the old Starbucks was located. Bold Bean specializes in handmade, single-origin coffee, espresso beverages, craft beer and a community-orientated atmosphere.

  • Top Ten Romantic Restaurants in Jacksonville

    June 10, 2014 5:31 pm EDT

    What makes a restaurant romantic? If you’re not sure, you probably ought to ask someone female. When I asked my husband for his suggestions for this article, he said, “Is Guzzle Pipes and Gutty Works open yet?” Having an excellent beer list is not usually high on the list of most women’s romance requirements.

  • Locally Brewed Beers Perfect for The Summer

    June 02, 2014 12:02 pm EDT

    We all love a nice summer night with friends and a cool beer in our hand. This list will be your locally-brewed beer guide for the summer, no matter the occasion.

Blogs by Local Expert Guest
Blogs by Gary Sass
  • 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.

  • May Rocks with History

    May 02, 2014 9:17 am EDT

    May is a month teeming with excitement in Jacksonville. There are many historical events which happened in May and the weather is optimal for the outdoor celebrations.

Blogs by Denise M. Reagan
  • 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.

  • Take a Peek Behind the an Artist’s Process

    September 22, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

    Jacksonville artist Jason John sets up a working studio at MOCA Jacksonville


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