United States Power Squadrons
Welcome to Jacksonville!
On behalf of Visit Jacksonville, with the City of Jacksonville, I would like to welcome the USPS 100th Annual Convention. We hope your convention is a huge success and our city makes a wonderful impression on all the attendees and guests! Make plans to come early and stay longer to enjoy all that Jacksonville has to offer.
Stretches of stunning beaches and waterways, a burgeoning downtown and experiences outside of the boardroom that inspire your mind, body and inner adventurer lure you to immerse yourself in Jacksonville, Florida. In fact, there’s more than 840 square miles of immersion in the “River City by the Sea,” providing endless opportunities for exploration whether you want to discover the undiscovered, reconnect or be inspired by the city’s cultural history, world-class shopping, unique cuisine creations or vivid sunrises.
Much like the community itself, Jacksonville’s restaurant and foodie scene is an eclectic hybrid of inspired casual elegance and classic southern comfort, infused with the flavor of the coast and a dash of international flair. From local eateries and fish camps to five-diamond cuisine and urban hotspots, there is a restaurant for every taste and budget. The city’s restaurateurs and culinary masters are being recognized by some of the biggest names in the dining world, including The James Beard Foundation.
Along the stunning St. Johns riverfront, the arts district arouses ingenuity with world-class cultural offerings. Local artists have been immersing themselves in Jacksonville steadily over the last several years as the city is becoming well-known among the independent and up-and-coming creative class with an explosion of locally owned and operated art galleries and undiscovered musical acts in off-the-beaten-path bars and hip clubs.
For those who love golf, Northeast Florida’s over 70 golf courses offer many opportunities to hit the links. Golf isn’t the only sports action in town. Sporting events reign supreme in Jacksonville, from the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars to Double-A Jacksonville Suns, AFL Jacksonville Sharks and the ABA Jacksonville Giants. Or look to a quieter, hands-on outdoor experience with abundant fishing, kayaking, boating, surfing and hiking. With over 111,000 acres of parks, an array of activities await while exploring the country’s largest urban park system.
We look forward to seeing you in Jacksonville!
Paul Astleford, President & CEO
Event begins on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 12:00 am
For more information about this event, visit http://www.usps.org/php/reservations/meetinginfo.php?mtg_id=13
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