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St. Johns River

One of only a few rivers in the world that runs from south to north, winds right through downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy the view along one of our riverwalks.

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Dining and Nightlife

We have food and drink to fit any heart's desire - check out all the uniquely Jacksonville places.

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Jacksonville is a sporting town!

We are a year round playground for sports, whether just enjoying a round of golf or game of tennis or looking to cheer on the Jaguars we've got a sport for you!

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The Beaches

With over 20 miles of beautiful beaches Jacksonville offers a peaceful retreat.

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Big Time Events

Every May, Northeast Florida hosts THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Only in Jax

Want to know why Jacksonville, Florida is so special? You've come to the right place.

Jacksonville, perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Ocean in Northeast Florida is a natural paradise for visitors looking for an affordable yet luxurious destination. Whether you are looking to discover the undiscovered, ignite romance, reconnect with family or be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings or vivid sunrises, anything is possible in Jacksonville. 

The “River City by the Sea”, boasts over 20 miles of wide and un-crowded beaches, close to 40 miles of the tranquil Intracoastal Waterway canal and the longest stretch of the beautiful St. Johns River, with so much water Jacksonville is a boater’s dream-come-true! Back on land, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation, with 10 state and national parks ready to be explored. Our authentic cuisine, thriving craft-beer scene and fun and cosmopolitan nightlife stretching from the beautiful Beaches all the way to our historic neighborhoods make Jacksonville a unique destination with thousands of possibilities for an unforgettable “Only in Jax” experience.

  • At 840 square miles, Jacksonville is the largest city by landmass in the continental United States.
  • Jacksonville has an average of 270 days of sunshine per year.
  • Jacksonville has Florida’s youngest population; the median age in the River City is 35.5.
  • Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation with over 80,000 acres.  Green is our color!
  • Home to over 30 medical facilities, including one of only three Mayo Clinics in the country and one of only ten proton beam therapy institutes in the nation, and a number of medical businesses headquarters, Jacksonville truly is “America’s Health Center.
  • Jacksonville is an artistic city. We have a Symphony, a Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), the Museum of Science and History, a Broadway Series and the oldest continuously operating community theater in the country, Theatre Jacksonville.

To find out more about what makes Jacksonvile unique and the perfect destination for your getaway explore this entire site! 


Week at a Glance

Get a "First Look" at what is going on in Jacksonville!

  • WHISKEY WEDNESDAY

    A different featured whiskey every Wednesday at Fionn's!!

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  • TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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  • Edward Waters Softball vs Brunswick College

    Game 1 - 2:00 pm Game 2 - 4:00 pm For more information, please visit: www.ewc.edu/index.php/athletics

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  • UNF Mens Tennis vs South Alabama

    For more information, please visit: www.unfospreys.com

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  • JU Womens Lacrosse vs La Salle

    For more information, please visit: www.judolphins.com

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  • Grand Opening of Xclusive Xcessive Ladies Night @ Taste!

    Newest upscale Thursday night to hit Jacksonville!! XCLUSIVE XCESSIVE LADIES NIGHT brought to you by Taste!!…

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  • Edward Waters Baseball vs Morehouse College

    Game 1 - 12:00 pm Game 2 - 3:00 pm For more information, please visit: www.ewc.edu/index.php/athletics

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  • FOCUS Medallion Cocktail Party at the home of Fred & Susan Schantz

    March 5, 2014 5:30 p.m. | Free Registration Required For further information, please call 904.899.6038.

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  • Art and Ideas: James Nares at MOCA Jacksonville

    James Nares, a featured artist in WHITE, discusses his body of work and career. His paintings and projects seek…

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  • Free Thursday Tours at MOCA Jacksonville

    MOCA Jacksonville is partnering with FIS™—a global leader in banking and payments technology solutions as…

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  • Jacksonville Landing Market

    The Jacksonville Landing Friday Market takes place every Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Market area on…

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  • $5 Fridays at MOSH

    Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours.

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  • Cosmic Concerts at MOSH

    Come and Experience a total-sensory entertainment of laser lights, high-def images and digital sound all…

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  • Grand Opening of Xclusive Xcessive Ladies Night @ Taste!

    Newest upscale Thursday night to hit Jacksonville!! XCLUSIVE XCESSIVE LADIES NIGHT brought to you by Taste!!…

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  • Braxton Adamson

    Enjoy happy hour, great food and live music by Braxton Adamson!

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  • The Marc Price Comedy Show at the Comedy Club of Jacksonville

    Marc Price headlines four shows over two days 3/6 & 3/7! Early shows: 8:04 pm. Doors open at 7:00. Tickets:…

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  • Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Park

    Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Park Take a stroll through the beautiful 11 acre park on the banks of the St.…

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  • Garden Month Community Day Kickoff & Plant Sale

    Weaver First Saturday Free for All Saturday, March 7 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free No registration needed The…

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  • Trinity Baptist College Baseball vs Oglethorpe University

    For more information, please visit: www.tbceagles.com

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  • UNF Mens Baseball vs Fairfield

    For more information, please visit: www.unfospreys.com

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  • UNF Womens Tennis vs Jackson State

    For more information, please visit: www.unfospreys.com

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  • JU Baseball vs VCU

    For more information, please visit: www.judolphins.com

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  • UNF Mens Baseball vs Fairfield

    For more information, please visit: www.unfospreys.com

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  • Floral Arranging

    Instructor Ann Evans with Cypress Creative Floral Design will host two afternoon flower arranging workshops.…

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  • The Miracle Worker

    March 6, 7, 8*, 12**, 13, 14, 15*, 19**, 20, 21, 2015 Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and…

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