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    One Spark with a Touch of History

    Posted By: Fri, April 04, 2014 1:19 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Events Family Fun

    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.

  • Ron Whittington

    Beaches Shops Map Out Cool Shopping for Visitors

    Posted By: Ron Whittington Tue, December 10, 2013 1:55 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Beaches & Waterways Events Shopping

    Jacksonville has its share of traditional malls like Town Center and The Avenues to keep shoppers busy during the holidays. But for visitors looking for a unique shopping excursion that’s off the beaten path, a new promotion going on at Jacksonville’s beaches offers a fun shopping alternative.

  • Ron Whittington

    Hook, Line and Sinker!

    Posted By: Ron Whittington Fri, November 01, 2013 3:13 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Adventure & Sports Beaches & Waterways Family Fun Outdoors & Nature

    Get Hooked on Fishing at Mayport! There’s no better way to see the beauty of Jacksonville’s beaches than to fish its waters – and no lack of opportunities to do it, either.

  • Visit Jacksonville Intern

    Music To My Ears

    Posted By: Visit Jacksonville Intern Thu, July 18, 2013 9:41 am EST
    Related Subjects: Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Events

    Do you love music? Of course you do! Luckily for you, Jacksonville has a ton of music events happening on a daily basis. From huge artists like Justin Bieber and Carrie Underwood playing at the Veterans Memorial Arena to the local and underground musicians playing at some of the smaller venues in the city, there is a scene for music lovers of all kinds!

  • Visit Jacksonville Intern

    Immerse Yourself in Nature at Hanna Park

    Posted By: Visit Jacksonville Intern Tue, June 11, 2013 2:07 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Adventure & Sports Arts & Culture Family Fun General Outdoors & Nature

    If you’re looking for some great outdoor activities here in Jacksonville, look no further than Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park ! Located at 500 Wonderwood Drive in Jacksonville, Hanna Park is the ultimate adventure when looking to spend time in the outdoors in Jacksonville, whether you are looking for a fun afternoon or thinking about enjoying a night of camping with friends and family, this park has it all!

  • Sarah Gibson

    Crackerjacks & Wooden Bats!

    Posted By: Sarah Gibson Wed, April 03, 2013 7:43 am EST
    Related Subjects: Adventure & Sports Events Family Fun General Outdoors & Nature

    Baseball has deep roots in Jacksonville that spread back to 1888, when we hosted Major League Baseball’s first Spring Training. It was not until 1904 when pro baseball was actually established in the River City with the Jacksonville Jays at Dixieland Park.

  • Katie Kurycki

    So, like, what’s Jax known for?

    Posted By: Katie Kurycki Fri, March 15, 2013 4:48 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Adventure & Sports Arts & Culture Bars & Nightlife Beaches & Waterways Events Family Fun General Neighborhoods Outdoors & Nature Places to Stay Restaurants Romance Shopping

    Has anyone ever said to you “What’s there to do in Jacksonville?” or “What makes Jax so special?”. Here's an easy answer...

  • Sarah Gibson

    Get Hooked….On FISH CAMPS!

    Posted By: Sarah Gibson Tue, January 15, 2013 2:38 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Beaches & Waterways Family Fun General Outdoors & Nature Restaurants

    Some people call them fish shacks, holes in the wall, dives- I call them Fish Camps! When you visit a city that is virtually surrounded by water you are bound to be able to nosh on fresh seafood at any restaurant. Of course you can dine in a fancy restaurant and be served the fresh catch of the day, but no experience rivals those of dining in a true fish camp.

  • Sarah Gibson

    Grits, Fried Chicken and Sweet Tea Preferred

    Posted By: Sarah Gibson Mon, December 10, 2012 4:04 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Family Fun General Neighborhoods Restaurants

    Now let’s get down to business, yes we have beauty, tranquility and the great outdoors in Jacksonville, but what you really want to hear about is…SOUTHERN COMFORT FOOD.

  • Patty Jimenez

    The New King

    Posted By: Patty Jimenez Mon, December 10, 2012 3:52 pm EST
    Related Subjects: Bars & Nightlife Restaurants

    I love King Street in the Historic Riverside Neighborhood, it seems like overnight it has become a hot spot for culture, cuisine, entertainment and everything local. And those are all things we do great in Jacksonville.

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  • Katie Kurycki

    Director of Marketing & Product Development

    Katie manages the marketing and communications efforts for Visit Jacksonville. She also works closely with the local attractions and activities to develop and promote their products. Read Katie Kurycki's Blogs

  • Sarah Gibson

    Interactive Marketing Specialist

    Sarah manages the marketing departments and Visit Jacksonville's day-to-day interactive activities including: website, twitter, monthly emails and promotions. She coordinates all marketing promotions with broadcast media outlets outside Northeast Florida. Sarah works with the Partners one-on-one to improve and develop the Partner's products and special offers. Read Sarah Gibson's Blogs

  • Patty Jimenez

    Leisure Communications Specialist

    Patty promotes the region as a premiere travel destination through targeted media outreach, while serving as an internal resource to staff and Partners seeking destination information and exposure. Read Patty Jimenez's Blogs

  • Visit Jacksonville Intern

    Marketing & Communications Intern

    Visit Jacksonville encourages our interns to write blogs throughout their time with us, enjoy hearing from some of our soon-to-be and past college graduates, Read Visit Jacksonville Intern's Blogs

  • Ron Whittington

    Corporate Communications Manager

    Ron manages the communications department and handles local media requests regarding Visit Jacksonville’s mission and corporate initiatives, along with providing writing and local media support for partners, the sales staff, executive team and the Visit Jacksonville Board of Directors. Read Ron Whittington's Blogs


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