• The best way to catch a sunset and evening city views is with a ride on the water taxi across the river.
    Jacksonville Skyline at Night

    Downtown Jax dazzles at night

    The best way to catch a sunset and evening city views is with a ride on the water taxi across the river.

  • There are tons of ways to get active in Jax, roll or stroll through Downtown on either side of the Riverwalk.
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    Rolling On The River

    There are tons of ways to get active in Jax, roll or stroll through Downtown on either side of the Riverwalk.

  • When the sun goes down, the city heats up in the urban core. Check out The Elbow.

    Downtown is on fire

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  • Find out about five must-see attractions in Downtown Jax.
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  • High profile events fill the streets of Downtown Jacksonville throughout the year. Don't forget to pencil us into your calendar.
    One Spark Festival

    Turn up the fun in Jax

    High profile events fill the streets of Downtown Jacksonville throughout the year. Don't forget to pencil us into your calendar. Learn More

  • We've got hot deals on dining and lodging in downtown Jacksonville and the nearby beaches.
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    Grab a Bite or Stay the Night

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The Downtown Area

Jacksonville's heart is in its Downtown urban core.

Nestled between skyscrapers and the St. Johns River, Downtown Jacksonville’s North and South banks have an urban vibe with a cool atmosphere. Fortune 500 companies call the city’s core home. During the week, thousands of professionals and visitors fill the streets enjoying unique lunch and dining destinations, world-class museums, and a variety of nightlife options, from casual bars to upscale lounges.

The NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars play Downtown at the Sports Complex, as does the city's minor league baseball team, the Jacksonville Suns and AFL team, the Jacksonville Sharks. Downtown museums include the Ritz Theatre & Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Museum of Science and History, and the Jacksonville Fire Museum. Downtown Jacksonville boasts 5.6 miles of beautiful riverfront, including almost 3 miles of riverwalk, perfect for a stroll or a jog by the St. Johns or even one of our famous skyline photographs. 

There are many ways to get around Downtown, drive and park at one of the more than 43,000 public parking spaces or use public transportation and take the Downtown Trolley or the Skyway. The Skyway connects Downtown’s Southbank to its Northbank in less than five minutes for free. You can also enjoy incredible views and move between Downtown points of interest on the water taxi.

To help you find your way, Downtown Ambassadors are always nearby ready to give directions and suggestions to visitors, spot them by their bright orange shirts. 

Getting Here: Downtown, is a 20-minute drive south from Jacksonville International Airport. Take I-95 and exit right at Exit 116, Forsyth Street. Continue on Forsyth Street and head east, this will take you into the heart of Downtown.



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