• 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.
    Budweiser Brewery

    Love beer? Then you can't miss the Budweiser Brewery Tour!

    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. Learn More

  • On the Northside, you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Talbot Islands State Parks, and the Timucuan Preserve. Find out about all the fun outdoors activities in Jax.
    Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

    Spend time outdoors on Jax's Northside.

    On the Northside, you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Talbot Islands State Parks, and the Timucuan Preserve. Find out about all the fun outdoors activities in Jax. Learn More

  • The Kingsley Plantation is the oldest home in Jacksonville. Take a tour to get the full history behind this restored plantation.
    Kingsley Plantation Tour

    Learn about Jacksonville's antebellum history.

    The Kingsley Plantation is the oldest home in Jacksonville. Take a tour to get the full history behind this restored plantation. Learn More

The Northside & Airport Neighborhoods

The Northside is close to the airport, shopping, attractions, and beautiful state parks and nature preserves.

Northside & The Airport

Three of Jacksonville’s main travel hubs –the Jacksonville International Airport, the Amtrak station and the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal, are located in this area. Dozens of hotels populate the Northside as well as the Cecil Commerce Center and several factories. Despite the high number of businesses in the area, the Northside is also very residential, with many historic neighborhoods. The River City Marketplace offers outdoor shopping from major retailers like BestBuy, Old Navy, and Bed Bath & Beyond plus plenty of dining options, including local favorite Firehouse Subs.

If you're looking for a way to quickly put the stress of travel behind you, head to the Talbot Island State Parks. Located just 20 miles northeast of the city, these parks provide a not-to be-missed nature adventure.

Just off I-95, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with their newest exhibit Land of the Tigers and the Budweiser Brewery that offers a free tour throughout the week. Jacksonville is not short on history options for you to choose from. Speaking of history, there's another noteworthy stop to see on Jacksonville's Northside. Kingsley Plantation and The Ribault Club  are within the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve offering visitors a glance back in time to the antebellum South. 

While you're here, don't miss these five Northside attractions.

Getting Here from Downtown: To reach the airport and the River City Marketplace, take I-95 north and exit on 363B/Duval Road. For the Zoo, take I-95 and exit on Zoo Parkway, this same road becomes Hecksher Drive and leads you into the Talbot Islands.

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5 Northside Attractions You Can’t Miss

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Visit Jacksonville Destination Celebration: Wave of Impact

Prime Osborn Convention Center

Join Visit Jacksonville as we celebrate our destination’s victories and discover new reasons to love our city at Destination Celebration: Wave of Impact! Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Location: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center 1000 Wate

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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    Granger Smith, aka “Earl Dibbles, Jr” at Maverick’s

    Doors open at 6pm.

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    Financially Fit Workshop: Raising a Money-Smart Kid - Sept. 17

    Help your children learn how to save, spend and invest money. Financially Fit workshops by UF/IFAS Extension Duval County, Real$ense Prosperity Campaign, U.S. Small…

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    Eugene Groove Venue

    Eugene Groove Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Eugene Groove Date and Time Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00 pm & 10:00 pm For more information call: 904-807-2010 Email:…

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    The Boy From OZ

    THE BOY FROM OZ book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright music and lyrics by Peter Allen SEPT 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 | 2014 directed by ELLEN MILLIGAN and…

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    Jacksonville’s Hispanic Dining Week 2014

    Jacksonville’s Hispanic Dining Week 2014

    Es Mi Sabor! September 13- September 22, 2014 is Hispanic Dining Week in Jacksonville. Let's have some fun celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Heritage Month is…

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    Dog Days of Summer

    A week of fundraising for The John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park, brought to you by Riverside Avondale Preservation and Local Merchants We have raised and received…

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    Trivia every Wednesday!

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    A different featured whiskey every Wednesday at Fionn's!!

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    Heaven Is For Real LIVE

    Many of you have read the book or seen the movie detailing the Burpo family's experience after their son, Colton, was resus-citated. His experience in heaven changed their…


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  • Think pink!

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    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!

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    “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.

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  • It’s All About “Sport Fishing”

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    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

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  • 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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  • Cutting-Edge Art In Jacksonville

    August 28, 2014 11:38 am EDT

    Innovative Jacksonville Gallery Mines Emerging Talent. Papercut artist’s exhibition the latest in a long line of thought-provoking work.

  • Jacksonville’s a Real Trouper

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    New York Times Magazine Exhibition

    May 29, 2014 5:06 pm EDT

    My passion for the arts started as a child with frequent visits to Jacksonville museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions. I can’t wait to share all the great cultural activities going on throughout Northeast Florida.

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  • Growing Jax – A Guide to Our Regional Farmers Markets

    September 12, 2014 3:08 pm EDT

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  • The Fantasy Football Food Experience — Eat like a local on gameday

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  • 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

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