Jacksonville is in Florida, the sunshine state. Why not take advantage of the beautiful weather and spend some time outside learning about scenery and wildlife. Take a moment to exercise a little bit while learning city history, or take some friends to a giant fountain. If you don’t fancy walking, try taking a ride through the forest on a sleek segway! Whichever you choose, pick from the four options below for a day trip in Jacksonville that is sure to be a good time.
1. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Take a day to be engaged and inspired through arts, gardens, and education at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah, Crummer opened Novermber 10, 1961. THey exhibit over 6,000 works of art which allows them to encompass 8,000 years of art history. A day at this museum will leave you in amazement of art and wondering about what else happened in the past.
2. Friendship Fountain
Located in St. John’s River Park on the South bank, Friendship Fountain opened in 1965. Back then it was the world’s largest and tallest fountain that was capable of spraying 17,000 gallons of water a minute to a height of 120 feet. This is a great architectural feat! It gained popularity due to its colored neon lights that shine bright at night. Many people come to visit and relax with friends in front of a great piece of architecture. Don’t miss out on seeing one of the biggest fountains you will ever see in your entire life!
3. Jacksonville Top To Bottom Walking Tour
Grab your best pair of walking shoes in order to have professional tour guides take you on the river, through buildings, on a rooftop, and through old bank tunnels under the streets. The tour guides will inform you of history, architecture, and culture along the way while you walk around a mile in distance. While you are having fun, you can get a slight cardio workout in! Be sure to listen to the guides because they hold all the information. It is their job to inform you of what is going on in each section. Bring some friends, co workers, or family and take a day walking the city from top to bottom.
4. Ecomotion Segway Tours
Ride through the forest to get from Fort George to Point Isabel. On the segway ride, customers will have amazing views of Timucuan Preserves, salt water marshes, and an excess of beautiful scenery. There are also sand bars, and dune-lined shores by the ocean. The scenery and structure will keep your eyes peeled while giving you a first hand look at a real forest up close and personal while on a segway. Zoom your way through the forest on a segway!