Jacksonville Suggested Itineraries

  • Sipping the Spirit of the South

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    Stir, swirl and shake your way through to Jacksonville's craft cocktails scene. Jacksonville has Florida’s youngest population and we know how to have a good time. The city’s nightlife is filled with unique lounges, bars and a few rooftop hangouts.


  • Good Times are Brewing in Jax!

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    If you like beer, you'll love Jacksonville! With new breweries emerging every year, each with their own unique local flavors, it's easy to see why Jax is hopping. Come taste for yourself.


  • Get on the Water

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    From our unspoiled beaches, to the exciting Intracoastal Waterway and the sparkling St. Johns River, water defines this “River City by the Sea.”


  • Arts, Culture, Music—Sans the Snobs

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    Jacksonville is one artistic city. We have something for everyone whether you enjoy performing arts, galleries, live music or museums.


  • Family Fun For All Ages

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    Connect with your family in Jacksonville. Kids of all ages will love to stretch their imagination, explore the outdoors and most of all, spend time with family. From sun up to sun down, there's always fun to find here.


  • Beach Therapy

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    Have you checked out the beach? With over 22 miles of white sand beaches and an average temperature of 72 degrees we have perfect beach weather!


  • Jacksonville, A Natural Playground

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    Green is Jacksonville’s color and adventure is our favorite game. The abundant parks, ecological preserves and waterways in “The River City by the Sea” provide an unforgettable opportunity to escape city life and relax in nature’s playground.


  • An Affair in the Square- San Marco

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    Begin your day in San Marco, a quaint neighborhood located five minutes south of Downtown Jacksonville and perfect area if you only have a few hours. San Marco Square, fashioned after St. Mark's Square in Venice, revolves around a water fountain capped with three enormous bronze lions and a charming gazebo. The lions make a great photo op, bring your camera!


  • An Only In Jax Team Building Experience

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    Have a free afternoon during your meeting? Looking for an offsite team building activity? There are lots of great ideas for team building exercises in Jacksonville. Whether you want to take advantage of our beautiful year round weather or try something unique and different - we've got it all!


  • Shop ‘til You Drop

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    There’s a temptation for every taste and every budget, from upscale malls to eclectic antique stores there is something for everyone in Jacksonville. Grab your wallets and head to the river city for a little retail therapy!


  • The Heart of Jacksonville

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    Nestled between skyscrapers and the St. Johns River, Downtown Jacksonville’s north and south banks have an urban vibe with a cool atmosphere. Downtown Jacksonville boasts 5.6 miles of beautiful riverfront, including almost 3 miles of riverwalk, perfect for a stroll or a jog by the river or even one of our famous skyline photographs.


  • History Tours

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    From the days of the Timucuan Indians to the architectural renaissance following the Great Fire of 1901 to the 21st century hosting of the Super Bowl XXIV, Jacksonville has made it's mark on history.




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We want to help make your trip planning easy, whether you are looking for a fun family getaway, a romantic weekend with your honey or a fun place to get together with your friends, we know Jacksonville has what you need. 


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The Visit Jacksonville Blog

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Blogs by Gary Sass
  • Booming in Jacksonville

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    This year’s Downtown Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display is on the actual anniversary, Saturday July 4, 2015.

  • It’s 1903 at the Merrill House

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  • Greetings from Riverside’s Historic B&B

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  • Go fishing! Jacksonville offers fantastic fishing options for the beginner fisherman to the advanced angler.

    Kids Fishing Trips in Jacksonville!

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    I hear it all the time. "We're coming to Jacksonville, staying at the beach, at a nice hotel with a fancy swimming pool, because the kids are out of school and wondered what else can we do with our kids?"

  • 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

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    Hello Anglers! Summer has been here for quit a while in N.E. Florida. Most of you don't really care what month the calendar says. As a fisherman, I call it summer when the Spanish Mackerel show up at the inlet. And that happened back in May!

  • Redfish are Biting!

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    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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  • Celebrate the Shark in Jax

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    Apex predators, misunderstood sea creatures, oversized fish – the shark gets called a lot of things these days, but one thing is for sure, people are fascinated by them.

  • July Trip Worthy Events

    June 28, 2015 10:32 am EDT

    Fireworks, fishing, festivals and fun abound this July in Jacksonville.

  • Experience a beachside music festival that defines the local culture in Jacksonville. Come have fun in the sun this June in Jax!

    Jacksonville Trip Worthy Events: June

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    June in Jax is action packed. With the heartpumping speeds of powerboats zipping along the mighty St. Johns at the P1 Jacksonville Grand Prix and the aerial acrobatics performed by daring skateboarders in honor of Go Skate Day, there’s plenty of excitement to go around.

  • Jacksonville Tripworthy Events: May

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    There are plenty of reasons to visit Jacksonville in May. The weather is warm, the ocean is inviting, the flowers are in bloom, and the farm-to-table restaurants are getting ready to change their seasonal menus from Spring to Summer.

  • Brews and Broads – Jacksonville’s Women in Craft Beer

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    It’s no secret we love beer here in Jacksonville. With eight local breweries all part of the Jax Ale Trail, Jacksonville is one of Florida’s best spots to grab a pint (or two).

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  • Encourage your team to work together as you paddle through the Intracoastal Waterways in Jacksonville, Florida.

    Out of the Office, Jacksonville Brings Colleagues Out of Their Shells

    August 03, 2015 4:10 pm EDT

    The notion of team-building exercises evokes visions of casual Fridays, caffeinated employees trying desperately to summon the right motivational quip, and lunch on the house.

  • From the Water Cooler to the Waterfront: Business Meets the Beach in Jacksonville

    August 03, 2015 2:17 pm EDT

    Bored of the boardroom? Perhaps it’s time to turn that stuffy conference room conclave into a beachfront brainstorming powwow with a unique space that not only accommodates productivity and ignites creative thinking, but is conducive to Jacksonville’s stunning coastal backdrop.

  • Catering To Your Needs

    August 03, 2015 2:04 pm EDT

    The River City is home to some of the best restaurants in Florida. But when it comes to hosting a large group of guests, searching for the right catering accommodations can be a tall task.

  • Culinary diversity wafts through Jacksonville

    July 09, 2015 12:36 pm EDT

    Jacksonville’s flavorful community provides the area with a wide variety of gastronomic experiences, from interpretive Southern classics to elegant Euro-Caribbean fusion, Asian comfort food and beyond.

  • Exploring downtown Jacksonville’s historic heritage of cultural gems

    June 25, 2015 1:54 pm EDT

    Downtown Jacksonville is home to Fortune 500 companies, fire-eating street performers and football. But there is so much more to this cultural mecca where art, music and history abound amid this bustling hub of exploration and discovery.


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