• 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

  • 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 25 Art Destinations. Find out more about our galleries, museums, and art events.
    The Jacksonville Arts Scene

    Experience something new at Jacksonville's museums and galleries.

    Jacksonville is one of the nation’s Top 25 Art Destinations. Find out more about our galleries, museums, and art events. Learn More

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

  • Football is king in Jacksonville. Tap into the energy and excitement when the Jaguars take the field!
    Jacksonville Jaguars Game

    Get in on the action at a Jacksonville Jaguars NFL home game.

    Football is king in Jacksonville. Tap into the energy and excitement when the Jaguars take the field! 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.

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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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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

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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.


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