Sun and Fun Year-round in Jacksonville


Take the family on a relaxing, fun-filled getaway to Jacksonville, Florida, a city known for its arts, culture and inviting beaches. Whether you’re looking for a trip filled with activity and entertainment or prefer a vacation basking in the rays as you unwind on the beach, Jacksonville has something for everyone.

Get your beach on in sunny Jacksonville!


There’s no better place to get comfortable than on one of Jacksonville’s white sand beaches. Unlike other beach cities, Jacksonville’s beaches are open 365 days a year. The city offers 22 miles of shoreline with three beach areas, including Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach and Jacksonville Beach. When you aren’t sunbathing or swimming, take the kids to Adventure Landing, a beach-side amusement park, or divert off the beaten path and head to Big Talbot Island State Park for a stroll along Bone Yard Beach.

Outdoor Adventure

Jacksonville’s seaside locale offers plenty to do besides lounging on the beach. The city is home to the largest urban park system in the country, with more than 400 city parks, two national parks, seven state parks and a number of gardens and arboretums. The combination of parks and water offers plenty of opportunities for more active family fun. Take the whole crew on a guided kayak excursion or try your hand at paddle boarding along the ocean shore. After you get your fill of the seaside, head inland for a hike along some of the city’s 40 miles of trails.

Jacksonville’s vibrant downtown is especially beautiful at night.

Arts and Culture

As one of the top 25 arts destinations in the nation, Jacksonville is not your typical beach city. Enjoy local music and take in a show at one of the city’s world-class venues like the Florida Theatre, the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall or the Veterans Memorial Arena. Visit the Cummer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art or any of the city’s many art galleries to enjoy works ranging from timeless masterpieces to contemporary pieces. This cultural hub also brings history to life at the Museum of Science & History, the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society, The Ritz Theatre and Museum and The Beaches Museum and History Center.

Animal Attractions

The whole family will enjoy Jacksonville’s animal attractions. Visit the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and take a tour to see its resident cats, which can include lions, tigers, cougars and more. Another must-visit is the Jacksonville Zoo, where you can walk along a 1,400-foot boardwalk and view African animals in an open environment in the Plains of East Africa exhibit.

With its combination of beaches, arts, culture and ample outdoor activities, Jacksonville is the ideal family vacation destination. Whether you prefer to lie in the sand and soak in the sunshine, use your time to experience the arts or enjoy a little of everything, Jacksonville offers Florida sunshine and entertainment for all ages.

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