JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – From beach dunes to golf courses to the riverbank, our city offers 21 miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches, the largest urban park system in the country with over 80,000 acres to explore and an urban core rich with culture, arts and fine cuisine. Whether you are spending a day or a month, Jacksonville has an adventure just for you. This is where Florida begins, come experience it!
Comb the Beach: Enjoy the Northeast Florida Atlantic Ocean coastline, which stretches from St. Augustine in St. Johns County north to Jacksonville Beach and up to Amelia Island. At 1,300 feet, the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier features a 20-foot wide wooden deck and is a great spot to watch the fishermen reel in their latest catches or watch surfers catch a perfect wave.
Reel in a Big One: Every July thousands of anglers descend on the First Coast for the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament and Festival, a 5-day event fit for fishermen of all ages. For a fishing trip of your own you can contact one of our many charter companies and fish local waters searching for trout, reds, flounders and many more.
Eco Adventures: Take a ride on the wild side of Jacksonville; visit our state parks on a kayak guided tour. Just choose one of the many tours Kayak Amelia has to offer and enjoy a day or a night out on the water. Another way to enjoy the water is taking a sunset cruise of the Intracoastal Waterway, take an eco ride that will have you seeing dolphins, manatees and our beautiful sunset.
Bring the Kids: We’re a great family-friendly destination with great activities for kids of all ages. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens features over 1,500 rare and exotic animals, and its renowned botanical gardens are home to over 1,000 species of plants. Adventure Landing, a family entertainment complex, features miniature golf, batting cages, go karts, laser tag, a huge arcade and a water park. Experience electrifying and explosive science shows, explore 12,000 years of Jacksonville’s history or watch the stars circle the night sky at the Museum of Science & History (MOSH).
Arts and Culture: No trip to Jacksonville is complete without visiting one of the many museums or art galleries. The majestic Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in historic Riverside, situated along the banks of the St. Johns River, is well known for its collections of significant European and American paintings and beautiful lush gardens. The Museum of Contemporary Art, is one of the largest modern and contemporary art museums in the Southeast.
Getting Hungry? Dining options in Northeast Florida range from upscale bistros to down-home fish camps, all infused with warm Southern hospitality.
Adventure on the Greens: A true golfer’s paradise, Northeast Florida is home to 70 golf courses, THE PLAYERS Championship, the PGA Tour headquarters and the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Now what are you waiting for? Book your Jacksonville visit now!
For more information: go to www.VisitJacksonville.com.