• 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


    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.

  • Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    Privacy and Conditions for Use Statement for Visit Jacksonville, Official Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Jacksonville and the Duval County Tourist Development Council.


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Weather in Jacksonville

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Visit Jacksonville

Cumberland Island Tour

Amelia River Cruises

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 Fernandina’s shrimp boats, historic Old Towne and Ft. Clinch to the wild horses of Cumberland Island, ruins of the Carnegie Dungeoness Mansion and the Greyfield Inn. Our historians will share the colorful stories that define the character of this unique part of the world. Reservations are recommended.

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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…

  • Thursday, November 26, 2015
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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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    Hemming Park Beer Garden

    Join us for Happy Hour in the park every Thursday from 5 - 8 p.m. Enjoy local and craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails created by "gypsy bartenders" from restaurants…

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    The Elbow Social

    Every Thursday night in The Elbow!

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    Jax Illuminations Drive Thru Holiday Light Show

    Jax Illuminations has created a wonderful opportunity for families to create a new holiday tradition! Enjoy the magic of driving through a mile of holiday lights that are…

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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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    Indie Pop Dance Party at the Loft

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

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    Welcome​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​to Jacksonville’s annual WinterFEST celebration hosted by Adventure Landing, featuring a spectacular…

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    A Christmas Carole

    The classic musical returns An Alhambra classic returns – book early for this wonderful holiday tradition!


The Visit Jacksonville Blog

  • Gary Sass
  • First Coast Magazine
  • Local Expert Guest
  • Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Kacie Couch
Blogs by Gary Sass
  • City of Bridges

    October 09, 2015 9:36 am EDT

    One nickname you could attach to Jacksonville is the “City of Bridges”.

  • It All Began in Mayport

    September 21, 2015 12:30 pm EDT

    On Saturday October 10th, 2015 at 12:30pm, there is a special Memorial Marker Dedication Ceremony in Mayport, Florida. Congratulations to St. Augustine on their 450th celebration, however, It All Began in Mayport!

  • Booming in Jacksonville

    June 25, 2015 2:57 pm EDT

    This year’s Downtown Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display is on the actual anniversary, Saturday July 4, 2015.

  • It’s 1903 at the Merrill House

    June 16, 2015 11:49 am EDT

    Walk into Downtown Jacksonville’s Merrill House and step back in time to the year 1903

  • 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

Blogs by First Coast Magazine
Blogs by Local Expert Guest
Blogs by Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Many people visiting or new to the Jacksonville area don't realize the awesome assortment of outdoor activities our city has to offer

    Jacksonville’s Great Outdoors

    September 21, 2015 12:13 pm EDT

    Many people visiting or new to the Jacksonville area don't realize the awesome assortment of outdoor activities our city has to offer.

  • Taking On Downtown- With Kids!

    September 04, 2015 10:50 am EDT

    Lately, there have been lots of innovative ideas put forward regarding Downtown Jacksonville. It seems as though every creative thinker and successful business owner in town has a fabulous idea for making over the under utilized portions of the area.

  • Beat the heat as you cool down with the sweet treats on earth at Sweet Pete's candy store in downtown Jacksonville.

    Jacksonville Summer Solutions: Having Fun While Keeping Cool

    July 29, 2015 11:09 am EDT

    Like every city in Florida, Jacksonville can get HOT.

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.

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