Jacksonville Things to Do

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  • 1. Downtown Riverfront

    Jacksonville’s riverwalks are among the finest and most scenic in the nation. Lining the north and south banks of the St. Johns River, the two are connected by either water taxi or by the pedestrian...

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  • 2. Beach

    Travelers seeking a preserved natural beach devoid of development need not leave the city limits of Jacksonville. Little Talbot Island State Park is located in the northeastern part of Jacksonville,...

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  • 3. Zoo & Gardens

    Opened in March of 2014, "Land of the Tiger" is the latest and most elaborate of the newer exhibits that have opened at the Jacksonville Zoo over the past couple decades. The tigers here are actually...

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  • 4. Parks & Trails

    If you like nature trails, the Arboretum has the best collection in town. Dense tree hammocks, wetland areas, and peacefully flowing streams make this one of the most scenic nature spots for family...

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  • 5. MOSH - Museum of Science & History

    (MOSH) Museum of Science & History The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is a must-see destination in Downtown Jacksonville for both children and adults. Located right next to the enormous...

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  • 6. St. Augustine

    Accessible only by boat (a free ferry is provided), Fort Matanzas is a small stone blockhouse originally built to help defend the nearby historic city of St. Augustine from southern attacks during the...

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  • 7. Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

    This is the visitor center and house of the Ribault Club that was founded in 1928. The club finally broke up due to tough times in the Depression and later. It used to have parties, dances, and many...

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  • 8. Fernandina Beach

    Centre Street, in the Downtown Fernandina Beach Historic District, is lined with restored brick buildings that reflect the architecture of the 1800's and early 1900's. Occupying the first floors of...

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  • 9. Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

    The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Located on the river in Jacksonville's historic and artsy Riverside neighborhood, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is one of the finest in the South. Famous for...

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  • 10. Avondale District

    This is promoted as the place to come and be seen and heard by the more affluent and elite crowd. Well, that may be true, but I was unimpressed. The discussion is that there are historic and ornate...

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  • 11. MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art

    They had a special exhibit of Howard Finster, and illiterate self styled preacher. How his works got famous, who knows. I suspect that the liberal crowd thought his art pieces; being sculptures and...

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  • 12. See dolphins in the St. Johns River

    It has been said that he St. Johns River is home to over 300 known dolphins, based on the tracking efforts of students at the University of North Florida. I...

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  • 13. Watch dolphins through giant windows

    Even if you can't afford to interact with the dolphins, you can still go see them through 6 x 10 ft acrylic windows. For about $10 per adult and $6 per child,...

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  • 14. Interact with dolphins at Marineland!

    While it is one thing to watch dolphins through underwater viewing glass, it is quite another to actually interact with them. Marineland Dolphin Adventure,...

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  • 15. Ride Florida's only public ferry!

    Florida's only public auto ferry crosses the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. Part of scenic coastal route A1A, the St. Johns River Ferry transports cars and...

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  • 16. Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Waterpark

    While Jacksonville does not have a large amusement park, it does have Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Waterpark. Year-round, Adventure Landing is a place...

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  • 17. Catty Shack Ranch: See hungry tigers eat dinner!

    Located in the city’s north side, Catty Shack is a rescue, rehabilitation, and retirement facility for large cats, especially tigers. On certain nights, Catty...

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  • 18. Sailboat Charter in Jacksonville

    Exquisite – Perfect – Awesome – Beautiful! – Are the words past charterers used to describe their experience on Now and Zen. Why not treat your friends, or the...

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  • 19. Cycling with e2ride bike tours

    This activity was fun, and it made us feel like a kid again. We laughed the whole way. I had not been on a bike for many years, so I was a bit concerned when I...

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  • 20. e2ride bike tours

    When I'm on vacation with my wife and family we look for things to do where we are outdoors, and active, yet have a chance to relax and learn about the area we...

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  • 21. See how theme park robotics come to life!

    Ever wonder how they make theme park rides so elaborate, memorable, and, of course, fun? Come visit Jacksonville's Sally Corp. for the inside scoop. Sally Corp....

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  • 22. Jacksonville's BEST "mall" is outdoors

    St. Johns Town CenterSt. Johns Town Center , an outdoor, pedestrian-friendly, “Main Street” style mall (dubbed a “lifestyle center” in the retail industry), is...

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  • 23. Boating

    With the St. John's River being the main waterway running through the city, it is logical that people want water activity. They do a fair amount of sail boating...

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  • 24. JAX Beach Museum

    This was an unknown, but ended up being a very pleasant museum of the history of the beach development and culture of Jacksonville form the inception of tourism...

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  • 25. Maritime Museum

    If you find it-you are lucky-OR NOT. It used to be located and the South Bank for San Marco area, which now is under renovation. WE asked at the MOSH Science...

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With big city diversions, beautiful beaches, natural parklands, abundant waterways, and interesting historic sites, Jacksonville offers a wealth of sites and experiences to enjoy.  St....

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