Welcome Bethune-Cookman and Jackson State Football Fans

We can’t wait to host you in Jacksonville, Florida for the October 15 game

Jacksonville is a sports town and we love football. If you’re traveling here for the Bethune-Cookman vs. Jackson State football game on Saturday, October 15, make a long weekend out of it and explore Jacksonville’s beaches, food scene, attractions and more.

How to Get to Jacksonville

Jacksonville is nestled in the northeast corner of Florida at the intersection of I-10 and I-95, making it easy to access by car. Prefer to fly? Jacksonville International Airport offers more than 30 nonstop flights from places throughout the country.

Where to Stay

TIAA Bank Field is located Downtown in the Sports Complex. If you’re looking for accommodations near the field, or a short drive away, consider:

Things to Do

Once you’re in Jax, you’ll find plenty of things to do.

  • Jacksonville’s top attractions: Whether you’re looking for outdoor activities, historic places, museums, or shopping, Jacksonville has something for you. Check out the list of the top 22 attractions.
  • Self-guided tours: Spend some time on a self-guided tour learning about Jacksonville’s Black Heritage Trail, exploring points of interest and landmarks, like the Ritz Theatre & Museum. Interested in architecture? Try the historic buildings tour.
  • Sports, sports and more sports: If you’re interested in keeping a sports theme for your weekend, check out Topgolf, Autobahn Indoor Speedway, or one of our local public golf courses. Ready to try a new sport? Sign up for a surfing lesson from Jax Surf & Paddle or Saltwater Cowgirls. Jacksonville is one of the best places to learn how to surf in Florida.
  • Riverside Arts Market: Rain or shine, the Riverside Arts Market takes place under the Fuller Warren Bridge Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Visit with local makers, enjoy live music and spend a fun morning next to the St. Johns River. You can also explore the nearby Cummer Museum & Gardens and head to the Five Points area for lunch.
  • Have some beach time: Don’t leave Jacksonville without a trip to our 22 miles of beaches. Enjoy some relaxing time on the beach, or go for a bike ride. Businesses like Beach Life Rentals offer chair, beach umbrella and bike rentals. If you get hungry, head over to the Beaches Town Center for delicious local dining spots like The Local, Coop 303 and Sliders Oyster Bar.
  • Explore Historic neighborhoods near Downtown: Head to San Marco, Springfield, Riverside Avondale and Murray Hill. Enjoy the local food scene, historic vibes, colorful public art and more.

Where to Eat and Drink


We look forward to welcoming you to Jacksonville soon.

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