Top 11 Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Apoorva Chitgopker Aug 12, 2019
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The largest city by area in the northeastern Florida, Jacksonville has some coolest things to offer for the traveler in you. Witness the stunning sight of St. Johns River meeting the Atlantic Ocean at this city popularly nick-named as Jax.

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The Jacksonville Beach

Originating from northeast Florida’s “First Coast" and stretching across vast shore lines, Jacksonville Beach is a famous tourist spot for the water activities and a wide variety of food options.

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Friendship Fountain

Considered to be one of the largest and tallest fountains in the world, this fountain with multi-colored water patterns providing a beautiful view of the St. Johns River will surely be a feast for your eyes.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Housing over 2,000 exotic animals and 1,000 plant varieties, this zoo offers a unique walking safari through its range of exciting exhibits. “Range of the Jaguar” is a real highlight while the “Land of the Tiger” gives you a close look at the elusive creatures.

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida with more than 5,000 art collections. Do not miss to wander through the beautifully manicured gardens, reflecting pools, decorative fountains and eye-catching sculptures.

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Kingsley Plantation

Located on Fort George Island, this place is named for its early owner Zephaniah Kingsley. Dive into Florida’s past by exploring this former plantation which includes spectacular ocean views, thick forests, barn, slave quarters and plantation house.

The Florida Theatre

Watch amazing movies and live shows at one of the only four remaining Florida’s high-style movie “palaces” built in the 1920s. The lavish interior decor of this theatre is truly eye-catching.

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The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

A safe, loving and forever home to endangered big cats like tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, panthers and wild cats. This place educates the visitors about the plight these rescued animals face in the wild.

Riverside Arts Market

Shop your heart out at Jacksonville’s lively weekend market. The market features a variety of artists, craftsmen, farmers and bakers, as well as live music in a riverfront amphitheater.

TIAA Bank Field

Are you a football lover? Add this place at the top of your list right away. You could watch the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) live in action here.

Museum of Science & History

City’s most visited museum specializes in exhibits highlighting local history and science. Perfect for science and history enthusiasts, it also has a dedicated hands-on area “KidSpace” that encourages kids to learn to love science.

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Little Talbot Island State Park

See a unique collection of washed up trees on this undeveloped barrier island. Perfect for camping and a variety of outdoor activities, the park features more than five miles of beaches.