Jacksonville with Kids

Connect with your family in Jacksonville. Kids of all ages will love to stretch their imagination, explore the outdoors and most of all, spend time with each other. From sun up to sun down, there's always fun to be had in Jax!

It's vacation time with the gang and Jacksonville has just what you need for a fun-filled, affordable getaway for all the personalities within the fam! Here are some ideas for your family vacation in Jacksonville.

Water Activities

Beaches, the river, and the Intracoastal Waterway, Jacksonville has hundreds of fun water activities for the whole family! If you are looking for a water-logged kind of day, be sure to make a splash with one of our many water activities or maybe the kids want to crash into Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing waterpark.


Enjoy a day of shopping at one of our many options around town, a local favorite and ever-growing outdoor mall is the St. Johns Town Center or get your candy fix at Sweet Pete's in Downtown.

Golf & Sports

Play the front nine of the 1,200 holes of golf we have to offer or catch a game--there is always something in season.

Arts & Culture

Take a break from the sunshine a grab a bit of shade inside some of our top museums in Jacksonville.

Outdoors & Tours

Whether you are on a hike outdoors, or on a guided tour, we hope you enjoy making memories that will last forever with your loved ones. Don't forget to snap a photo or two along the way.


Fun entertainment spots for family and friends. Head to Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events for high speeed Go Karts, Axe Throwing and more! Experience the thrill at iFLY as you skydive indoors.10 unique indoor attractions to try at Bravoz from laser tag to an open jump arena. Go to Main Event for bowling and arcade games. and try one of our escape rooms, like The Escape Game, with adventures fit for all ages.

Family Promotions

Kids Free November is Jacksonville's city-wide promotion offering discounted admission to top family attractions during the entire month of November. Don't miss it!

Winter on the Water in Jacksonville offers a variety of family friendly events, see our can't miss events below and start to penciling in your plans! A few favorite winter activities include: the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade and Fireworks on the St. Johns River, ZOOLights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and WinterFEST at Adventure Landing.

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