Downtown Jacksonville The Beaches & Historic Mayport The Riverside & Avondale Neighborhoods The San Marco Neighborhood The Springfield Area The Arlington Area The Southside & Mandarin Areas The Northside & Airport Neighborhoods The Westside & Orange Park Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Palm Coast

Downtown

Find out about five must-see attractions in Downtown Jax.

Graced by the beautiful St. Johns River, and minutes away from pristine white sand beaches,…

Beaches & Mayport

Jump right in, the water is warm and perfect for boogie boarding or stand up paddle boarding.

Just a few minutes from Downtown, Jacksonville's white sand beaches await you. Spend a day…

Riverside & Avondale

Five Points is an artsy Riverside neighborhood, with funky coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, and more.

Stroll through the charming tree-lined streets of historic Riverside & Avondale for…

San Marco

The dining district in San Marco offers award-winning restaurants like Matthew's and local favorites including Taverna and Bistro AIX. Find out more about restaurants throughout Jax.

San Marco is a historic neighborhood just a few minutes from Downtown. Visit San Marco's…

Springfield

Learn more about must-see attractions and activities in the Springfield Neighborhood.

Springfield is one of Jacksonville's neighborhoods in renaissance. With historic homes and…

Arlington

Home to the Fort Caroline National Memorial, Kingsley Plantation and other state parks.

Arlington offers a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities.…

Southside & Mandarin

Mandarin is marked by ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss. Find out about must-see attractions in this neighborhood.

The mostly residential areas of the Southside and Mandarin are brimming with history and…

Northside & Airport

Stop by the Budweiser Brewery to find out how this classic American beverage is produced. View the top five must-see attractions on the Northside.

Check out the Northside and Airport areas where you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo &…

Westside & Orange Park

Did you know the world-famous Blue Angels flight demonstration team began at Jacksonville's Naval Air Station? Find fun things to do on your Jacksonville trip.

Some say the Westside offers the best city skyline views in Jacksonville. Take in the…

Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach

Amelia Island and charming Fernandina Beach are just a quick drive from Downtown Jacksonville.

This tiny barrier Island provides a relaxing and beautiful escape just 45 minutes from…

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra are just south of Jacksonville and offer stunning beaches, history, and many golf courses and attractions.

St. Augustine is a beautiful beach community and the nation’s oldest city, founded by the…

Palm Coast

Palm Coast is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, which makes for glorious views. Find out more about Jacksonville's Beaches.

Palm Coast is set between the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean. Visitors can experience…


Diverse Areas Rich With Culture

Beyond the majestic skyline of downtown Jacksonville you'll find quaint riverfront streets, lined with boutiques, live music venues, Bed & Breakfasts and sidewalk cafes. Check out our neighborhood maps to learn more!

Explore Jacksonville to the fullest. Relax on the miles of white sandy beaches, shop and dine in unique areas, and tap into the bustling culture of Downtown. The beauty of  being in Jacksonville, is that within minutes you can travel to a new and exciting area! Along with hip urban spots, Jacksonville boasts acres of breathtaking, totally undeveloped natural landscape - a true paradise for hiking, camping, and water activites. 

No matter where you venture, you'll find Jacksonville's unique brand of Southern hospitality and charm. Take a look at  our area map to find what there is to see and do in each individual area of Jacksonville. We think you'll be impressed!


In The Areas & Map Section

  • Downtown

    Downtown

    Graced by the beautiful St. Johns River, and minutes away from pristine white sand beaches, Downtown Jacksonville is truly unique. Cross over one of the seven bridges spanning the river or take a sunset water taxi ride for the best city views!


  • Beaches & Mayport

    Beaches & Mayport

    Just a few minutes from Downtown, Jacksonville's white sand beaches await you. Spend a day unwinding by the ocean and enjoy the nearby shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife in the evening.


  • Riverside & Avondale

    Riverside & Avondale

    Stroll through the charming tree-lined streets of historic Riverside & Avondale for fabulous antique shopping, cafes, and boutiques. View the world-class art collection at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and don't miss the exciting Five Points area for dining and shopping options with a hip, local twist.


  • San Marco

    San Marco

    San Marco is a historic neighborhood just a few minutes from Downtown. Visit San Marco's distinctive boutiques and art galleries and enjoy the full-fledged dining district which has plenty of outdoor cafe seating and diverse options.


  • Springfield

    Springfield

    Springfield is one of Jacksonville's neighborhoods in renaissance. With historic homes and gorgeous oak trees, this area is becoming a destination for families seeking the true Southern lifestyle. In fact, Southern Living recently named Springfield one of "The South's Best Comeback Neighborhoods."


  • Arlington

    Arlington

    Arlington offers a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Arlington is also one of the first areas settled by Europeans in the 1500's, and history buffs will enjoy a visit to Fort Caroline National Memorial.


  • Southside & Mandarin

    Southside & Mandarin

    The mostly residential areas of the Southside and Mandarin are brimming with history and nature and boast some of the most stunning river views in Jacksonville.


  • Northside & Airport

    Northside & Airport

    Check out the Northside and Airport areas where you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens or tour the Budweiser Brewery. The beautiful Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve offers numerous outdoors activities and historic sites like Kingsley Plantation for a glimpse into the past.


  • Westside & Orange Park

    Westside & Orange Park

    Some say the Westside offers the best city skyline views in Jacksonville. Take in the historic mansions in the wealthy Ortega neighborhood or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, fishing, and boating in nearby Orange Park.


  • Areas Nearby

    Areas Nearby

    Northeast Florida offers stunning beaches, untouched state parks and nature preserves, unparalleled golf courses, and a temperate year-round climate. Find out more about other areas in the Jacksonville vicinity including Palm Coast, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine.




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Amelia River Cruises

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, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today. Deploying and retrieving the net is part of the hands-on experience. The catch will then be displayed in an on-board aquarium and each of the creatures will be identified and released back into the wild. We continue to explore the backwaters and tidal creeks that make up this estuary before returning to historic Fernandina Beach.

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    Cumberland Island Tour

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    Beach Creek Tour

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  • Saturday, August 29, 2015
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    Adult Twilight “BYOB” Cruise

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    Family Friendly Sunset Cruise

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    San Antonio Scorpions vs Jacksonville Armada

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    Planter’s House Tours at the Kingsley Plantation

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    Harvey

    Elwood P. Dowd is a delightfully eccentric bachelor living in a small town that isn’t quite aware that its newest citizen is a 6’3” white (invisible to some) rabbit…

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