Don't Miss These Top Family Things to Do
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is consistently ranked as a top animal attraction, its wide open spaces give the animals plenty of room to roam and families plenty to see and do. Feed the giraffes, ride the train around the entire zoo, wander through immaculate Asian Bamboo Gardens, and get up close and personal with tigers at the Land of the Tiger.
Head to Adventure Landing for go-karts, mini golf, an arcade, and more. The Jacksonville Beach location is home to Shipwreck Island Waterpark.
Perfect for older children is Dave & Buster’s, packed with arcade games, and Latitude 30 featuring a bowling alley, arcade, and entertainment zone.
Families will find the hottest retailers, as well as unique local shops and restaurants to satisfy every taste and budget at the St. Johns Town Center. The open-air mega mall is a must-see when visiting the area. The Avenues Mall is also a popular shopping destination. Both malls offer a play spot for the littlest visitors.
Root, root for the home team! For the family that cheers the loudest together, Jacksonville is a sports-crazy town. We are home to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, the Jacksonville Armada FC (soccer), minor league baseball team the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Jacksonville Sharks arena football team, rugby team the Jacksonville Axemen and many others.