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208 N. Laura St. Ste. 102
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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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!

  • 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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  • Tuesday Serenade

    FSU faculty artists Corinne Stillwell and Deloise Lima will perform works for violin and piano by J.S. Bach,…

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  • United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants on Tour!

    The United States Air Force Concert Band is an internationally-recognized symphonic wind ensemble, and 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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  • Lawyers in Libraries: Using Online Legal Resources - Oct. 22

    National Pro Bono Celebration focuses attention on the increased need for pro bono services. Through Lawyers in…

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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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  • Coca-Cola & Meals: Collaborating with Partners for Mutual Success

    Join JAMA (the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Marketing Association) to examine a case study on the…

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  • Classic Rock Trivia Sunset Cruise

    The Boys are Back in Town! Experience classic rock trivia nights on an Amelia River Cruise. Our multi-talented…

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  • Women Painting Women

    At MOCA Jacksonville, a UNF faculty member moderates a discussion with "Get Real" featured artists Haley…

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  • Dan Naturman @ The Comedy Zone

    Dan Naturman appeared on two seasons of "Last Comic Standing" and most recently competed on "America's Got…

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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 Andy Woodhull Comedy Show

    Andy kicks-off three nites of comedy by hosting The Florida Funniest Comedian Competition. Show times: Thurs/…

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  • Braxton Adamson

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

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  • The Andy Woodhull Comedy Show

    Andy kicks-off three nites of comedy by hosting The Florida Funniest Comedian Competition. Show times: Thurs/…

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  • Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise

    This sunset cruise is designed especially for adults and is one of the finest ways to end the day or begin the…

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  • Wine Women & Shoes

    This fall, Big Brother Big Sisters of Northeast Florida will become the exclusive proud host of Wine Women &…

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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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  • l Pandemonium Costume Thriller 4

    we’re encouraging you to be someone other than yourself for one night! It’s Party Legion’s 4th Annual…

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