• 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.


  • 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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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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  • Wednesday, July 29, 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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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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    One Off Wednesday at Intuition Ale Works

    Every Wednesday try something "Brewnique" at Intuition Ale Works.

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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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    Pilot Batch Wednesday at Aardwolf Brewing Company

    Every Wednesday the crew at Aardwolf releases a new pilot batch beer, be the first to try it!

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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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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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  • Wednesday, July 29, 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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  • Monday, July 27, 2015
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    USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

    July 27 – August 2, 2015 University of North Florida (UNF) – Hodges Stadium - Jacksonville, FL The 49th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships…

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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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    TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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    Music With Harry and Sally

    Join us Wednesday the 27th of Novemeber at 7pm for a laid back music experience with Harry and Sally. Relax in an intimate setting as they take you back with some of your…

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  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
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    Eco-Shrimping Tour

    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,…

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The Visit Jacksonville Blog

  • Gary Sass
  • Kacie Couch
  • Becky
  • Patty
  • Captain Dave Sipler
Blogs by Gary Sass
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Maritime Museum Jacksonville

    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.

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 Becky
  • Celebrate the Shark in Jax

    July 05, 2015 1:44 pm EDT

    Apex predators, misunderstood sea creatures, oversized fish – the shark gets called a lot of things these days, but one thing is for sure, people are fascinated by them.

  • July Trip Worthy Events

    June 28, 2015 10:32 am EDT

    Fireworks, fishing, festivals and fun abound this July in Jacksonville.

  • Experience a beachside music festival that defines the local culture in Jacksonville. Come have fun in the sun this June in Jax!

    Jacksonville Trip Worthy Events: June

    June 04, 2015 2:53 pm EDT

    June in Jax is action packed. With the heartpumping speeds of powerboats zipping along the mighty St. Johns at the P1 Jacksonville Grand Prix and the aerial acrobatics performed by daring skateboarders in honor of Go Skate Day, there’s plenty of excitement to go around.

  • Jacksonville Tripworthy Events: May

    May 01, 2015 8:43 am EDT

    There are plenty of reasons to visit Jacksonville in May. The weather is warm, the ocean is inviting, the flowers are in bloom, and the farm-to-table restaurants are getting ready to change their seasonal menus from Spring to Summer.

  • Brews and Broads – Jacksonville’s Women in Craft Beer

    April 08, 2015 5:21 pm EDT

    It’s no secret we love beer here in Jacksonville. With eight local breweries all part of the Jax Ale Trail, Jacksonville is one of Florida’s best spots to grab a pint (or two).

Blogs by Patty
  • Jacksonville’s Trendiest Spots

    July 27, 2015 4:39 pm EDT

    Jacksonville is the perfect destination to have an authentic Florida experience, and there is no better way to explore it than to enjoy the tastes, the flavors and the sites that the locals love.

  • Don’t Miss Jacksonville’s Spring Line-Up of Festivals

    March 27, 2015 1:22 pm EDT

    Whether you’re looking for a family friendly spring-break destination, or the ideal spot for a quick fun getaway, Jacksonville has the perfect mix of Florida Flair, Southern Hospitality, and exciting festivals to put a spring in your step this new season!

  • I RUN this city

    March 10, 2015 1:22 pm EDT

    Running. You either love it or you hate it, but sometimes you hate a little less and get the inspiration you need from a city and its running paths.

  • Top 5 Romantic Things to do In Jacksonville

    February 06, 2015 7:01 pm EST

    Every day can be Valentine's Day, create your perfect romantic getaway to Jacksonville, the “River City by the Sea.” Whether you’re looking for romantic strolls on the beach, candlelit dinners, or an eco-adventure for two, couples can craft a picture-perfect time together in Jax!

  • Five Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Jax

    October 20, 2014 10:17 am EDT

    Unless you’re an expert on our fine city (and who knows, you might be - it is pretty awesome here) here are some things you probably didn’t know about Jacksonville, Florida.

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.


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