We are a proud military town, home to two Navy bases and thousands of active-duty personnel and veterans. These, with the addition of other regional facilities, give Jacksonville the third largest military presence in the country. With employment of 100,000, approximately 1 of every 4 Jacksonville residents has a tie to the military. At 1.5 million veterans, Florida is considered the most veteran-friendly state. It’s safe to say we’ve earned our stripes.
The city has a unique mix of its military installations, historic sites and monuments, in addition to over 450,000 square feet of meeting space, 18,000 hotel rooms, 1,100 miles of shoreline, the country’s largest park system, and a thriving foodie scene. Explore our military-related attractions, local organizations that provide military and veteran support and local veteran owned businesses.
Jacksonville is the most affordable meeting city in the state of Florida and can often accommodate tight schedules and budgets. We’re a smaller, unique destination with all the perks of a big city visitors bureau. That combination means more individualized attention for meeting planners.
Our savvy Visit Jacksonville staff provides complimentary assistance with venue sourcing, site visit coordination and RFP distribution, as well as, amenities like customized micro-sites, transportation arrangements, registration services, group welcomes, and activity referrals. Learn more about our wealth of resources and services here.