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There's a lot to see and do in Jax.

Tap into the natural beauty of Florida's first coast.

  • Jax has more than 80,000 acres of parkland including two national parks, seven state parks, and more than 400 city parks! Tweet This!
  • Jacksonville, the City of Parks, boasts the largest urban park system in the U.S. Tweet This!
  • The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve covers 46,000 acres!  Tweet This!
  • Did you know the St. Johns River is one of a few in the world that flows north? @visit_jax #onlyinjax http://bit.ly/ZLWJbF Tweet This!
  • Find the nearest park or plan fun outdoor activities

Explore our beaches.

  • Did you know the Jacksonville Beach Pier is 1,320 feet long? Tweet This!
  • Plan a beach getaway in Jacksonville, Florida.

Culture abounds in Jax.

  • Jacksonville is one of the top 20 cities for art in the U.S. Tweet This!
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville houses 800 works.  Tweet This!
  • The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is the largest fine arts museum in NE Florida. Tweet This!
  • Have you visited all of Jacksonville's museums and galleries? Will you be in Jacksonville for the next Art Walk event?

Jax is a hotbed of American film history! 

  • More than 30 silent film studios opened in Jax in the early 1900s.  Tweet This!
  • The first Technicolor film, “The Gulf Between” was filmed here in 1917.  Tweet This!
  • Read up on Jax's unique film history.

We've got a serious sports tradition, from the Jaguars to the PGA PLAYERS Championship.

  • Jax native Bob Hayes is the only man to win an Olympic Gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. Tweet This!
  • In 1993, The NFL awarded its 30th franchise team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tweet This!
  • 2,850 pounds: Weight of Ever Bank Field’s 16-foot long Jaguar statue. Tweet This!
  • 638 hours or 27 days: Time needed to play all 1,220 holes of golf in Jax.  Tweet This!
  • Find out when the Jaguars play or plan a golf trip in Jax.

Young, fun and sun: Find all three in Jax!

  • Jax is Florida’s youngest city with an average age of 35. Tweet This!
  • Pete’s, the oldest bar in Duval County, was featured in John Grisham’s “The Brethren.” Tweet This!
  • It's Always Sunny . . . in Jax. We get 270 average days of sunshine per year!  Tweet This!
  • Get the scoop on Jax nighlife, hit the Jax Ale Trail, or find a cool festival to attend.

We've got rock and roll roots.

  • In 1956, one of Elvis’ first indoor concerts took place in the historic Florida Theatre. Tweet This!
  • Southern Rock legends, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band were formed in Jax.  Tweet This!
  • From the Jacksonville Jazz Festival to the Symphony Orchestra, there's always music happening in Jax.

Explore tons of family-friendly attractions!

  • The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) covers 12,000 years of history. Tweet This!
  • The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens features 2,000 animals and 1,000 plant species. Tweet This!
  • Learn more about Jacksonville's Family-Friendly activities for every age and budget.

​Shop till you drop in Jax.

  • 1.1 million square feet: Open air shopping offered by St. Johns Town Center.  Tweet This!
  • When shopping in jax, the choice is yours, shop boutiques in eclectic neighborhoods, find bargains at the outlets, or visit upscale malls.

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