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

    Kids Fishing Trips in Jacksonville!

    April 21, 2015 11:44 am EDT

    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”

    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 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.

Blogs by Patty
  • Don’t Miss Jacksonville’s Spring Line-Up of Festivals

    March 27, 2015 1:22 pm EDT

    Whether you’re looking for a family friendly spring-break destination, or the ideal spot for a quick fun getaway, Jacksonville has the perfect mix of Florida Flair, Southern Hospitality, and exciting festivals to put a spring in your step this new season!

  • I RUN this city

    March 10, 2015 1:22 pm EDT

    Running. You either love it or you hate it, but sometimes you hate a little less and get the inspiration you need from a city and its running paths.

  • Top 5 Romantic Things to do In Jacksonville

    February 06, 2015 7:01 pm EST

    Every day can be Valentine's Day, create your perfect romantic getaway to Jacksonville, the “River City by the Sea.” Whether you’re looking for romantic strolls on the beach, candlelit dinners, or an eco-adventure for two, couples can craft a picture-perfect time together in Jax!

  • 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.

  • 6 Tips when planning your kid-friendly vacation

    August 08, 2014 1:10 pm EDT

    Planning a getaway with your fam? Be sure you are prepared prior to departure!

Blogs by Jacksonville Moms Blog
  • Explore the outdoors in Jacksonville, go for a blueberry picking experience at our local farms!

    The Ultimate Guide to U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Jacksonville

    May 15, 2015 1:24 pm EDT

    Blueberry season is right around the corner here in Jacksonville. Typically the farms open at the very end of May and stay open through the beginning of July, but weather conditions and the amount of rainfall we received during the year can always impact exactly when the crops will be ready.

  • Family Guide to Visiting Jacksonville with Kids

    May 07, 2015 11:01 am EDT

    Welcome to Jacksonville! Our Southern city is filled with activities for the whole family from sandy beaches with sunny skies to downtown culture with sweet treats. There is so much to do in Jacksonville, you want to pick the best activities for your whole family.

  • Easter Brunch Around Jacksonville

    March 30, 2015 1:55 pm EDT

    Easter is fast approaching and that means egg hunts, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and a FABULOUS brunch are on the horizon!

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    Things on Tracks In & Around Jacksonville

    February 19, 2015 9:24 am EST

    Trains to Ride, See, and Explore, Choo Chooo… Jacksonville trains are coming through!

  • Best Date Night Restaurants in Jacksonville

    February 03, 2015 9:25 am EST

    Since Valentines day is just around the corner, I thought I would touch on some of the best date night restaurants Jacksonville has to offer.


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