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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 “Top to Bottom” Walking Tour

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

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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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  • III at One Ocean

    Please join Social Sidebar this year for the 5th Annual "III at One Ocean" cocktail charity event to benefit…

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  • The John Bush Comedy Show

    John Bush headlines! Thursdays are "Fun on a Bun Nite"! Purchase your ticket ONLINE ONLY and receive a FREE…

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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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  • 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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  • The John Bush Comedy Show

    John Bush headlines! Thursdays are "Fun on a Bun Nite"! Purchase your ticket ONLINE ONLY and receive a FREE…

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  • Braxton Adamson

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

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  • The John Bush Comedy Show

    John Bush headlines! Thursdays are "Fun on a Bun Nite"! Purchase your ticket ONLINE ONLY and receive a FREE…

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  • Labor Day Sidewalk Sale @ St. Augustine Outlets

    Come out to St. Augustine Outlets to enjoy special savings during our annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. We'll…

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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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  • The Manicorn Project Art Opening: An All-Male Portrait Series

    Boykin Art Studio is proud to present Christina A. Boykin's newest oil painting portrait series entitled "The…

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  • Labor Day Sidewalk Sale @ St. Augustine Outlets

    Come out to St. Augustine Outlets to enjoy special savings during our annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. We'll…

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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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  • Floral Arranging

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

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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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  • Labor Day Sidewalk Sale @ St. Augustine Outlets

    Come out to St. Augustine Outlets to enjoy special savings during our annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale. We'll…

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