Enjoy and Explore Jacksonville’s Great Outdoors this Spring

Take advantage of Northeast Florida’s warm weather, affordable accommodations and endless outdoor activities in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FL. March 1, 2021— Online school and work from home means spring break and family vacations look a little different this year. As many people are eager to travel again and enjoy time with friends and family outside the walls of their own homes, Jacksonville offers plenty of outdoor experiences to safely enjoy and explore this spring.

Park the RV in Jax

Camping and RV-travel have become popular safe-travel trends and many of Jacksonville's best campsites are just steps from white, sandy beaches or the St. Johns River.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a pet-friendly campground with convenient beach access, over 20 miles of biking and hiking trails and a 60-acre freshwater lake for fishing and kayaking.

Huguenot Memorial Park is another beachside campground nestled on the peninsula where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The park is known for its impressive wildlife and is listed as one of the Great Florida Birding Trail sites.

There are also several RV parks around Jacksonville if you’re driving down and need a place to park your home on wheels.

Largest Urban Park System in the U.S.

Jacksonville’s outdoor attractions extend beyond its 22 miles of beaches and includes 450 city parks, 7 state parks and 2 national parks, plus dozens of unique gardens and an arboretum, for visitors to experience the city’s natural beauty. The 80,000 acres of parks provide plenty of room for visitors to safely social distance outdoors with activities such as:

Visitors can camp, hike and explore Northeast Florida’s expansive conservation lands or plan a picnic in one of many parks downtown. The longest stretch of the St. John’s River runs through Jacksonville and into the heart of downtown where visitors can take in the scenic sunsets among Jacksonville’s bridges and enjoy a walk along the city’s Riverwalk.

Dive into 1,100 Miles of Navigable Water

If you’re looking to hit the beach this spring break, Jacksonville is home to several quintessential beach towns. Along A1A, Jacksonville’s three main beaches advance up the northeast coast of Florida. Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Atlantic Beach each stretch wide as the tide rises and falls, offering visitors plenty of space to spread out and enjoy an uncrowded oceanfront.

If you’re looking to get out on the water, visitors can take a river cruise downtown, go kayaking or paddle boarding through the marshes and wetlands, catch waves with Jacksonville’s best surf instructors, or fish Jacksonville’s intercoastal waterways. Fishing Charters throughout the city can take you through both cold and warm waters. In fact, Jacksonville fishing is known for its diversity and the variety of fish that live here throughout the year – making it the perfect spot to cast your line.

Unpack Your Bags with Waterfront Views

Jacksonville offers affordable accommodations for visitors all around the city. Choose to stay oceanfront or downtown with views of the St. Johns River. Book a reservation in any of Jacksonville’s neighborhoods and start exploring what makes each one unique.

Margaritaville Beach Hotel is Jacksonville Beach’s newest oceanfront hotel. Opened in January 2021 the hotel is just blocks from local restaurants and bars. The second-floor open air patio, Landshark Lookout overlooks the ocean and serves up island inspired bites and brews.

The Omni Jacksonville Hotel is located in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville among the city’s skyrises. Rooms overlook the Southbank and the beautiful Main Street Bridge.

Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park is centrally located in the Southside area, close to shopping, dining, and various entertainment options, it’s the perfect halfway spot between downtown and the beaches.

Florida is a popular spring break destination and Jacksonville remains one of Florida’s hidden gems. Less touristy, more relaxed and a lot more affordable, Jacksonville has endless outdoor adventures to safely enjoy and explore this spring. Start planning your spring break outdoor getaway today at www.visitjacksonville.com.

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About Visit Jacksonville

Visit Jacksonville is a Destination Marketing Organization accredited by Destinations International and contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) since 1996 to champion the growth of leisure and business tourism in Jacksonville.

For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to www.VisitJacksonville.com.