• 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.


  • Job Postings

    Job Postings

    Interested in joining our team? Find out about open positions at Visit Jacksonville complete with job descriptions and application materials.




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Visit Jacksonville

Coca-Cola & Meals: Collaborating with Partners for Mutual Success

Seasons 52 Restaurant

Join JAMA (the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Marketing Association) to examine a case study on the “Effortless Meals” program, a special partnership with Coca-Cola and Walmart, as shared by Heath Willis, the Director of Global Shopper Marketin

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Classic Rock Trivia Sunset Cruise

    The Boys are Back in Town! Experience classic rock trivia nights on an Amelia River Cruise. Our multi-talented crew member, professional photographer and trivia master…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Women Painting Women

    At MOCA Jacksonville, a UNF faculty member moderates a discussion with "Get Real" featured artists Haley Hasler, Andrea Kowch, and Jenny Morgan about their roles in the…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Shaping Sound

    Created by Emmy© Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Dan Naturman @ The Comedy Zone

    Dan Naturman appeared on two seasons of "Last Comic Standing" and most recently competed on "America's Got Talent." He has a self-deprecating, grouchy style of performing…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Shaping Sound

    Created by Emmy© Award-nominated choreographers TRAVIS WALL, NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    Grand Opening of Xclusive Xcessive Ladies Night @ Taste!

    Newest upscale Thursday night to hit Jacksonville!! XCLUSIVE XCESSIVE LADIES NIGHT brought to you by Taste!! DJ SHOTGUN spinning the best House, Top 40 Remixes &…

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  • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    Visit Jacksonville

    The Andy Woodhull Comedy Show

    Andy kicks-off three nites of comedy by hosting The Florida Funniest Comedian Competition. Show times: Thurs/ Fri/ Sat...8:04pm Sat late show: 10:10pm. All shows have a…

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  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    Jacksonville Landing Market

    Jacksonville Landing Market

    The Jacksonville Landing Friday Market takes place every Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Market area on the first floor of The Jacksonville Landing. The Friday…

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  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    $5 Fridays at MOSH

    $5 Fridays at MOSH

    Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours.

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Local Experts | All Blogs

  • Kacie Couch
  • Gary Sass
  • Captain Dave Sipler
  • Denise M. Reagan
  • Void Magazine
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 Gary Sass
  • 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.

  • One Spark with a Touch of History

    April 04, 2014 2:19 pm EDT

    One Spark, the World’s Crowdfunding festival, kicks off this year on Wednesday, April 9 for a five-day event. Within the participating 20 square blocks of Downtown, many One Spark venues are historic treasures. Here’s a few to enjoy as you support your favorite creators.

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 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

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.


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