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Whether you’re visiting Jacksonville for the awesome beaches, thrilling sporting spectacles, rich history and culture or just the great outdoors, you’ll find more than you expect here in northeast Florida. Leisure and business visitors will leave feeling relaxed and reinvigorated after exploring all that this area has to offer. You’ll be able to do as much or as little as you want with charming inns in historic areas just waiting to be discovered or resorts that cater for your every need.
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Hotels in Jacksonville
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
The Omni Jacksonville Hotel offers a contemporary hotel offering striking views out over the Jacksonville river. The stylish interior allows guests to have a relaxing stay while being located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville.
Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beachfront Hotel
Treat yourself to an oceanfront escape on the Florida East Coast and enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beachfront Hotel. The hotel offers recently renovated accommodation and excellent amenities, blending modern convenience with unrivalled comfort. Enter the revitalised lobby and you will immediately feel welcome. The modern hotel rooms and suites offer private balconies, free Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves and mini-fridges. Many hotel rooms also offer oceanfront views. Start your day right with a cup of coffee at the onsite cafe, The Bistro and end the day watching the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.
Plenty of things to do
History of Jacksonville
Riverside & Avondale Neighbourhoods
The San Marco Neighbourhood
Watch the Sunset at Riverfront Park
Dinner and a Movie at the San Marco Theatre
The San Marco Art Festival
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Aardwolf Brewing Company, Jacksonville Craft Brewery
Culture, arts & crafts
Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens
Discover an amazing collection of art from 2100 BCE to today, and stroll through a series of historic gardens at this unique Jacksonville attraction. This historic art museum features a variety of exhibits, including one of the world’s top collections of Meissen porcelain. See works of art from ancient cultures, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and modern America, and don’t miss the beautiful outdoor gardens on the scenic museum grounds.
Jacksonville beaches & surfing
Gorgeous white sand beaches await you just minutes from downtown Jacksonville. With plenty of beachfront and walking-distance accommodations, the beaches are a quick and easy escape from the everyday.
Jacksonville boasts three beach areas: Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Atlantic Beach, plus the historic fishing village of Mayport to the north. Locals say the best spot to hit the waves is “The Poles”, located just inside Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. Along the 22-mile paradise, Jacksonville offers a range of activities, including water sports, relaxation, nightlife and family fun. During the summer months, jump aboard Jacksonville Beach’s convenient Beaches Trolley to explore all the beach neighbourhoods and attractions.
Health, wellness & spa attractions
With its beautiful beaches, spectacular golf courses, warm weather and vibrant culture, Florida is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate.
Jacksonville is home to 17 top-ranking hospitals (including Mayo Clinic, Memorial Hospital, Baptist Health, St Vincent’s HealthCare, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, UF Health, Jacksonville Medical Center, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and Nemours Children’s Hospital) all recognised for their exceptional healthcare.
Ponte Vedra Inn and Club
Sawgrass Marriott Spa
Experience the great outdoors in Jacksonville
Huguenot Memorial Park is a 295-acre horseshoe-shaped peninsula surrounded by the Fort George Inlet, the St. Johns River, and the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the night under the stars at one of 70 campsites and wake up early for a romantic stroll as the sun rises over the clear waters. The park has incomparable wildlife watching as one of the Great Florida Birding Trail sites, and little explorers will enjoy the fishing and bird watching.
With beaches on one side, and a salt marsh and maritime forests along the other, Little Talbot Island State Park truly showcases Florida’s natural beauty. The quiet and relaxing campgrounds feature two bath facilities and each of the 40 campsites has water, electricity, an in-ground fire ring, and a picnic table. Bike or hike along five miles of pristine beaches or meander through a wooded nature trail. Bike rentals and canoes are available at the Ranger Station.
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Restaurants in Jacksonville
No other Florida city has more unique flavours than Jacksonville, a melting pot of cultures and tastes, with a thriving culinary culture pioneered by local chefs who have been nationally and internationally trained and are now back home crafting delicious menus infused with global flavours. Jacksonville’s food scene is an eclectic hybrid of inspired casual elegance and classic Southern comfort, injected with the flavours of the coast and a dash of international flair.
Whatever your craving might be, you will find the perfect restaurant in Jacksonville. From elegant bistros, to rustic fish camps and everything in between, Jacksonville is a destination for food lovers with great taste.
The best shopping in Jacksonville
Whether you are looking for a local farmer’s market, art galleries, large national retailers or designer boutiques – all shopping tastes are catered for in this area.
From farmers markets to trendy boutiques, Jacksonville has some great shopping in beautiful locations and with entertainment thrown in for some of the locations. There is the Beaches Green Market and the Riverside Arts Market.
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