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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  • Catalogue Helps Visitors Get Behind ‘Get Real’

    October 22, 2014 12:32 pm EDT

    Artists have been working in the realist style for centuries. In this age of technology, what would inspire contemporary painters to embark on the painstaking process of creating art in this style?

  • A Declaration of Independent Theater

    October 16, 2014 1:45 pm EDT

    A small theater in the heart of the Five Points neighborhood has made a big impact on Jacksonville’s movie tastes.

  • The Art of the Brain

    September 30, 2014 12:05 pm EDT

    MOCA Jacksonville ‘Project Atrium’ artist explores the mind’s circuitry in a monumental textile installation

  • Art Walks All the Time

    September 22, 2014 2:05 pm EDT

    Pick a day and a neighborhood and you’ll find a place to absorb local art.

  • Take a Peek Behind the an Artist’s Process

    September 22, 2014 1:58 pm EDT

    Jacksonville artist Jason John sets up a working studio at MOCA Jacksonville

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  • 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.

  • Kid-Friendly Activities and Eats: Downtown, San Marco, & Riverside

    October 10, 2014 11:11 am EDT

    The downtown, San Marco, and Riverside areas in Jacksonville are FULL of great things to do with kids! There are so many kid-friendly restaurants I had a hard time narrowing them down to a few. So here you go!

Blogs by Kacie Couch
  • Think pink!

    July 30, 2014 5:02 pm EDT

    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!

  • Fort Clinch Offers ‘Step into the Past,’ Great Eco-Adventure

    May 29, 2014 4:56 pm EDT

    “What a strange looking bird!” exclaimed the bearded man as we looked up at the helicopter flying overhead. It was a beautiful day in July and we were standing outside. I was wearing a sundress that came down to my knees and he was decked out in a woolen long-sleeved uniform. In JULY… In Florida. This was right after he called me a “jezebel,” no less.


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