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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!

  • CSX Train Days

    Enjoy each round-trip train ride for just $1. All day January 24 & 25

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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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  • Time Stands Still

    Sarah is a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb.…

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  • Time Stands Still

    Sarah is a photo journalist who has returned from covering the Iraq war after being injured by a roadside bomb.…

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  • Concert Tom Constanten

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Grateful Dead. Beaches Museum Chapel Concert Series is…

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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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  • GUYS AND DOLLS TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 - 7:30 PM

    Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the…

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  • GUYS AND DOLLS TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 - 7:30 PM

    Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the…

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  • Music With Harry and Sally

    Join us Wednesday the 27th of Novemeber at 7pm for a laid back music experience with Harry and Sally. Relax in…

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  • WHISKEY WEDNESDAY

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

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  • TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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  • Ponce De León Opening - Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of P

    The Board of Trustees and the Director of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens invite you to be our guest at the…

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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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  • National Team Roping League

    Top contenders in the sport of Team Roping will compete in this four-day event. Competitors form throughout the…

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  • Community Opening Party - Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of

    Members Free, Non-Members $10 RSVP Required In honor of the most anticipated exhibition of the year, we…

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  • LOL with FOJA

    Laugh out Loud with Elayne Boosler. A portion of the proceeds go to Friends of Jacksonville Animals.

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  • Henry Cho @ The Comedy Zone

    Henry Cho's one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and he can…

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