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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!

  • One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana

    From the artist: “This is the story of one family. It is the entire Jewish-Israeli narrative embodied in a single...

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  • Florida’s First Coast Softball, Inc.

    Florida's First Coast Softball, Inc. will be hosting more than 10 Tournaments in Jacksonville in 2014...

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  • Divergent Opens March 20th

    Tris Prior and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the...

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  • Noah 3-D Film at the Imax Theater

    The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, home of Northeast Florida’s largest IMAX screen, presents a selection of...

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  • Project Atrium: One Spark

    Shaun Thurston, the artist who has been transforming walls all over Jacksonville, has taken over the Museum of...

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  • It’s Time to Eat at Catty Shack Ranch!

    It's feeding time at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary!...

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  • One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana

    From the artist: “This is the story of one family. It is the entire Jewish-Israeli narrative embodied in a single...

    Read More
  • Florida’s First Coast Softball, Inc.

    Florida's First Coast Softball, Inc. will be hosting more than 10 Tournaments in Jacksonville in 2014...

    Read More
  • Jacksonville “Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

    Enjoy the River City’s unique sites and untold stories. Discover secret underground tunnels and skyline views from...

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  • Divergent Opens March 20th

    Tris Prior and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the...

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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 the...

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  • It’s Time to Eat at Catty Shack Ranch!

    It's feeding time at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary!...

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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

    Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic...

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  • One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana

    From the artist: “This is the story of one family. It is the entire Jewish-Israeli narrative embodied in a single...

    Read More
  • It’s Time to Eat at Catty Shack Ranch!

    It's feeding time at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary!...

    Read More
  • One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana

    From the artist: “This is the story of one family. It is the entire Jewish-Israeli narrative embodied in a single...

    Read More
  • Florida’s First Coast Softball, Inc.

    Florida's First Coast Softball, Inc. will be hosting more than 10 Tournaments in Jacksonville in 2014...

    Read More
  • Divergent Opens March 20th

    Tris Prior and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the...

    Read More
  • Noah 3-D Film at the Imax Theater

    The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, home of Northeast Florida’s largest IMAX screen, presents a selection of...

    Read More
  • One Family: Photographs by Vardi Kahana

    From the artist: “This is the story of one family. It is the entire Jewish-Israeli narrative embodied in a single...

    Read More
  • Florida’s First Coast Softball, Inc.

    Florida's First Coast Softball, Inc. will be hosting more than 10 Tournaments in Jacksonville in 2014...

    Read More
  • Divergent Opens March 20th

    Tris Prior and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the...

    Read More
  • Noah 3-D Film at the Imax Theater

    The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, home of Northeast Florida’s largest IMAX screen, presents a selection of...

    Read More
  • Project Atrium: One Spark

    Shaun Thurston, the artist who has been transforming walls all over Jacksonville, has taken over the Museum of...

    Read More

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Plan your 2013 trip to Jacksonville!

There's always something great happening in Jax! Start planning this Spring's getaway! We would love to see you here! Jacksonville is the place to be this spring! There's lots more happening in the area, check out all of the great local events.

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