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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Blogs by Captain Dave Sipler
  • It’s All About “Sport Fishing”

    August 05, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

    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

    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!

    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.

Blogs by Gary Sass
  • Holiday Festivals surrounded by History

    December 01, 2014 11:47 am EST

    The local historical societies celebrate the holidays and offer fun activities. It is also a chance to buy unique gifts for the lovers of history.

  • His-tor-ee That’s Free

    November 05, 2014 3:12 pm EST

    We call it the “First Coast”, home of the first European settlements and a region steeped in history. Read on for a brief description of some of our local museums and sites which are free or have a nominal fee.

  • Pioneers of Aviation – Still Flying High

    October 10, 2014 2:56 pm EDT

    The most spectacular annual air show is right here in Jacksonville.

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    Jacksonville in the Movies

    August 13, 2014 11:05 am EDT

    “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.

  • Lifesaving Landmark at the Beach

    July 16, 2014 5:24 pm EDT

    Where can you find the best volunteer lifeguards in the world? Just go to Jacksonville Beach and look for the iconic white tower (a.k.a. “The Peg”) along the ocean. This is home for the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps.

Blogs by First Coast Magazine
  • Congaree and Penn- Rice Farm in Jacksonville

    January 22, 2015 10:05 am EST

    Scott Meyer operates the nation’s smallest rice farm. It’s the only one in Jacksonville. And he’s fairly certain it’s the only one in Florida.

  • Blue Sky Farms: Pioneers of Farming on the First Coast

    July 21, 2014 9:32 pm EDT

    Almost 100 years ago in a community rich with potato farming tradition, but light on technology, Danny Johns’ great-grandfather pioneered the first horseless farm in Hastings.

  • Belgian Endive Salad at Black Sheep

    July 21, 2014 9:30 pm EDT

    Summer is a season for light eating. Dining out, it can be a challenge to find dishes that are both refreshing and satisfying.

  • Three F(x) Ice cream and waffles

    July 21, 2014 9:23 pm EDT

    A dark-haired boy jumps up and down at the ice cream counter as his mother places the order. Then he presses his face against the glass shield, watching the employee twirl sweet milk on a frozen stainless steel plate.

  • WIDE WORLD OF WINE- Pairing Wines with Ethnic Cuisine

    July 21, 2014 9:18 pm EDT

    Intrepid food adventurers or those far from the tastes of home find challenge when selecting a wine to accompany ethnic flavors.

Blogs by Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Explore Our Forts of the First Coast

    January 15, 2015 11:58 am EST

    Are you looking for places you can take your kids that you don’t need to constantly say “no, no…don’t do that, don’t climb on that, don’t go over there, don’t touch that… don’t, don’t, don’t…”? Would you rather say… “What’s under there? Can you you climb this? What does that feel like? Can you guess what that does?”

  • Mom’s Guide to Jacksonville’s Kid-Friendly Hiking Trails

    November 18, 2014 8:55 am EST

    Have I mentioned that I love the fall? Yes, I think I have! Besides all the fun activities like visiting pumpkin patches and enjoying great family traditions, the beautiful weather in the fall makes it the perfect time of year to enjoy many outdoor activities that can be limited by the heat and humidity of our Florida summers.

  • The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Jacksonville 2014

    November 15, 2014 10:33 am EST

    There is always something exciting to see and do in Jacksonville and the holidays are no exception!

  • Kid-Friendly Activities and Eats: The Beaches

    November 02, 2014 11:30 am EST

    I thought I would start dissecting our little (HUGE really) city by areas and talk about some fun, kid-friendly places to go and eat! Since I am a beach newbie, I have decided to start there. We have been exploring the area over the past few months and finding tons of great places. Everyone comes to the beach at one time or another, so I hope this will be helpful!

  • Top Five Favorite Running Destinations in Jacksonville

    November 01, 2014 10:41 am EDT

    It’s that time of year again! Time to get off the treadmills, skip the gym and get outdoors to run and enjoy the cooling fall temps. Fortunately for us, Jacksonville is a city of many different scenic landscapes, from the St. John’s River to the beautiful Atlantic Coast, so you will never get bored on your runs.

Blogs by Visit Jacksonville
  • Five Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Jax

    October 20, 2014 10:17 am EDT

    Unless you’re an expert on our fine city (and who knows? You might be, it is pretty awesome here) here are some things you probably didn’t know about Jacksonville, Florida.

  • The Time Is Now…Fall in Jax!

    October 06, 2014 12:17 pm EDT

    Summer months have come and gone, but the fun has just begun.

  • 488,000 Yards of Greens, 1,200 Holes, 70 courses…Come Sink a Hole-In-One in JAX.

    September 23, 2014 12:36 pm EDT

    From easy to hard, historic to championship, beach to river – Northeast Florida offers more than 1,200 holes of golf on 70 public and private courses, pristine course conditions, affordable rates, great fall deals and comfortable weather all year.

  • Weekend Getaway on a Budget

    August 31, 2014 1:14 pm EDT

    Music, art, fun, food, beer, sports, adventure, and fun await you in Jacksonville on any given day, and the best part? We guarantee it won’t break your bank!

  • Get Hooked in Jax!

    August 19, 2014 12:47 pm EDT

    Some people might call them fish shacks, holes in the wall, dives- but here in Jax we call them Fish Camps!


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