As far as population goes, Jacksonville is currently the largest city in Florida. With it’s fantastic climate, beautiful scenery, and it’s Southern hospitality, this city has much to offer. Looking to become a resident or planning a trip? Here is everything you need to know, about making the most of Jacksonville.
The best part about Jacksonville is, everything is close by. Within minutes you can travel from one place to another. Inside Jacksonville, there are nine different neighborhoods, including the beautiful downtown area, which are all in close proximity to one another. Whether you’re frolicking on the beach, shopping downtown, or enjoying the day on the golf course, you are just minutes away from home.
Looking for a fun time? Jacksonville is full of awesome things to do! Interested in sports? Check out a Jacksonville Jaguars National Football League home game, and in the summer, head out to see the Jacksonville Suns play some baseball. Take advantage of the year round beautiful weather and enjoy the outdoors. Take a surfing lesson, go fishing at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, paddleboard in the Atlantic, enjoy the scenery on a guided kayak tour, or simply relax at the beach. Just a few minutes away from the center of the city is a natural wonderland, you don’t want to miss! Inside Jacksonville, is the largest urban park system in the country, with more than 80,000 acres, including 46,000 acre Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve. Spend a peaceful evening under the stars camping, see some awesome wildlife on a hiking adventure, experience a bird watching excursion, or get your bike on!
Who doesn’t love, some good old fashion family fun?! Jacksonville offers a plethora of super fun activities! Visit the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, to learn all about more than 2,000 exotic animals. Be sure to stop by the Range of Jaguars exhibit or the Giraffe Overlook, where you can stand eye-to-eye with a real life giraffe! Sounds awesome right? Well the fun doesn’t end there. At the Marineland Dolphin Adventure, kids can participate by feeding the dolphins, or even swimming with them! Family time is the best time, so make it count!
Looking for a delicious meal? Jacksonville is most definitely the perfect place for you. With everything from casual dining, to upscale bistros, there is sure to be a place for every occasion. If you’re at the Beaches and Mayport, check out The Fish Company Restaurant and Oyster Bar, for some beautifully crafted fresh seafood. Although Southside and Mandarin are known the abundance of chain restaurants, I encourage you to skip those and experience some real southern food at The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro. As far as downtown goes, there are over 50 place to chose from! Check out River City Brewing Company, or the Juliette’s Bistro!
Now that you know all there is to know about this beautiful city, make the most of it,
and start planning!