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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!

  • 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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  • Eugene Groove Venue

    Eugene Groove Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Eugene Groove Date and Time Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00 pm &…

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  • The Boy From OZ

    THE BOY FROM OZ book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright music and lyrics by Peter Allen SEPT 5, 6, 12,…

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  • Jacksonville’s Hispanic Dining Week 2014

    Es Mi Sabor! September 13- September 22, 2014 is Hispanic Dining Week in Jacksonville. Let's have some fun…

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  • Eugene Groove Venue

    Eugene Groove Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Eugene Groove Date and Time Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00 pm &…

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  • The Boy From OZ

    THE BOY FROM OZ book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright music and lyrics by Peter Allen SEPT 5, 6, 12,…

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  • Jacksonville’s Hispanic Dining Week 2014

    Es Mi Sabor! September 13- September 22, 2014 is Hispanic Dining Week in Jacksonville. Let's have some fun…

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  • Dog Days of Summer

    A week of fundraising for The John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park, brought to you by Riverside Avondale…

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  • The Bengt Washburn Comedy Show

    Comic Bengt Washburn headlines three nites of fun and laughter starting on Thurs 9/18! Full Restaurant and Bar.…

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  • Eugene Groove Venue

    Eugene Groove Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Eugene Groove Date and Time Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00 pm &…

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  • The Boy From OZ

    THE BOY FROM OZ book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright music and lyrics by Peter Allen SEPT 5, 6, 12,…

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  • Jacksonville’s Hispanic Dining Week 2014

    Es Mi Sabor! September 13- September 22, 2014 is Hispanic Dining Week in Jacksonville. Let's have some fun…

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  • Dog Days of Summer

    A week of fundraising for The John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park, brought to you by Riverside Avondale…

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  • Armada FC Open Tryouts

    Jacksonville’s professional soccer team, the Armada FC, is looking for local and regional players to…

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  • Eugene Groove Venue

    Eugene Groove Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Eugene Groove Date and Time Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00 pm &…

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  • Jacksonville’s Hispanic Dining Week 2014

    Es Mi Sabor! September 13- September 22, 2014 is Hispanic Dining Week in Jacksonville. Let's have some fun…

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  • Tom Arnold @ The Comedy Zone

    As a writer, producer, and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself to both television and film audiences…

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  • Eugene Groove Venue

    Eugene Groove Venue: Ritz Theatre and Museum Eugene Groove Date and Time Saturday, October 4, 2014 7:00 pm &…

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  • TRIVIA 8pm

    You may be smarter than a 5th grader but how are you at trivia? Join us at Fionn's every Tuesday at 8pm for…

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  • Liz Coursen: Special Collections Author Series - Sept. 23

    Sarasota author and historian Liz Coursen discusses her book Shade in the Sunshine State: Reflections on…

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