• Whether you are looking to see the latest broadway plays or the longest running dinner theatre in the nation we have something for any audience.
    Time Union Center of Performing Arts

    Jacksonville's theatre scene is thriving

    Whether you are looking to see the latest broadway plays or the longest running dinner theatre in the nation we have something for any audience. Learn More

  • The city’s young and talented new wave of chefs are reinventing the region’s best flavors and dishes to create a whole new breed of Southern restaurants infused with modern flavors and locally-sourced ingredients.
    The Candy Apple at Sweet Pete's

    A city that pairs well with any palate

    The city’s young and talented new wave of chefs are reinventing the region’s best flavors and dishes to create a whole new breed of Southern restaurants infused with modern flavors and locally-sourced ingredients. Learn More

  • Take a SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, lesson and get a workout with gorgeous horizon views! Find out more about all of Jax's water activities.
    Paddle Boarding

    Have you tried paddleboarding yet?

    Take a SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, lesson and get a workout with gorgeous horizon views! Find out more about all of Jax's water activities. Learn More

  • Jacksonville is one of the nation’s Top 20 Art Destinations. Find out more about our galleries, museums, and art events. photo credit: Lathan Stiefel
    Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

    Experience Jacksonville's Culture

    Jacksonville is one of the nation’s Top 20 Art Destinations. Find out more about our galleries, museums, and art events. photo credit: Lathan Stiefel Learn More

  • Jacksonville and the surrounding areas offer more than 1,200 holes of golf on 70 courses. Start planning your golf trip!
    THE PLAYERS Championship

    There's a reason the PGA is headquartered here.

    Jacksonville and the surrounding areas offer more than 1,200 holes of golf on 70 courses. Start planning your golf trip! Learn More

  • Jacksonville is the perfect setting for a couple's getaway. Find out about deals on romantic beach vacations.
    Friendship Fountain

    Ignite your romance with stunning views!

    Jacksonville is the perfect setting for a couple's getaway. Find out about deals on romantic beach vacations. Learn More

  • Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the nation, with over 80,000 acres of green spaces and dozens of outdoor activities.
    Jacksonville Northbank Riverwalk

    Soak-up some vitamin D in Jax

    Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the nation, with over 80,000 acres of green spaces and dozens of outdoor activities. Learn More

  • Explore Jacksonville's vintage delights, trendy boutiques, outlets, and mall shopping! Get to know Jax's shopping options.
    Outdoor Shopping

    Indulge in a little retail therapy.

    Explore Jacksonville's vintage delights, trendy boutiques, outlets, and mall shopping! Get to know Jax's shopping options. Learn More

  • Home to two swimming pools and the largest scoreboards in the world. Turns out not everything is bigger in Texas!
    Jacksonville Jaguars Game

    Splash into the action at Everbank Field

    Home to two swimming pools and the largest scoreboards in the world. Turns out not everything is bigger in Texas! Learn More

  • Oceanfront or riverfront views, rooftop or patio seat, your perfect table is waiting.

    Catch a sunset in more than one way.

    Oceanfront or riverfront views, rooftop or patio seat, your perfect table is waiting.

In The Things to Do Section

  • Water Activities

    Water Activities

    Jacksonville is known for its beautiful beaches, including Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Atlantic Beach. Learn about visiting our beaches, rivers, and waterways, as well as the best spots for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and surfing.


  • Family Fun

    Family Fun

    Look no further than Jacksonville for the perfect place to connect with family through an ideal Florida family vacation in Jacksonville.


  • Spectator Sports

    Spectator Sports

    Don’t miss the excitement of a Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League home game. In the summer, take the whole family to see the Jacksonville Suns play baseball. From the TaxSlayer Bowl to the Florida-Georgia Football Game, there’s always a game to see in Jax!


  • Outdoors

    Outdoors

    Get to know the birds, plants, and animals that inhabit our wild and untouched state parks and nature preserves. Hike, bike, or run on miles of shaded trails or experience the great outdoors with an evening of camping. For an unforgettable wildlife adventure, bring the whole family to one of our many animal related attractions.


  • Golf

    Golf

    There’s a reason the PGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame are headquartered here. Jacksonville and the surrounding areas boast world-class golf courses for every level of play in beautiful oceanside and riverfront settings.


  • Arts & Culture

    Arts & Culture

    Jacksonville’s arts and cultural community shines bright with stand-out museums, boutique galleries, and performing arts galore. Experience a unique blend of festivals, live music, regular art events, and exhibitions.


  • Shopping

    Shopping

    Looking for the perfect outfit? Look no further than one of the many malls, outlets, or eclectic shopping districts in Northeast Florida. Dig for vintage and antiques treasures in Five Points or visit upscale chic and trendy boutiques in the San Marco and Avondale areas. For the latest fashion trends, the shops at The Avenues Mall and St. Johns Town Center always have you covered.


  • Multicultural Jacksonville

    Multicultural Jacksonville

    From the native Timucuan Indians and early French and Spanish settlers, to the cultural contributions of African-Americans and Hispanic Americans, different ethnic groups have shaped the city and continue to influence life in Jacksonville today!


  • Guided Tours

    Guided Tours

    Jacksonville has an endless variety of experiences, plan for a guided tour of Jacksonville during your next visit.





Things to Do In Jacksonville

Explore all 840 Square Miles

Get to know Jacksonville. Relax on stretches of stunning beaches, paddle through our nature-filled waterways, or experience the downtown renaissance. There’s plenty to do for families, couples, nature-lovers, and golfers.

Bring the running shoes, the yoga pants, and the workout gear, no matter what your level of fitness is or your sport of choice, you can enjoy a great active time in the “River City by the Sea.”


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