Top 10 Things To Do in Jacksonville
1. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Situated on 117 acres at the mouth of Trout river, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to over 3,000 species of animals and plants! With 1 million visitors a year, you know you’ve hit the jackpot. You can enjoy tigers, apes, kangaroos and so much more when you visit!
2. Little Talbot Island
Boasting five miles of beaches, fishing, wildlife, hiking, kayaking, surfing and picnicking, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy or create your own adventure! You can see otters, rabbits, bobcats and multiple varieties of birds during your visit to Little Talbot Island!
A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Jacksonville and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before! It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!
4. Jacksonville Landing
Known as Jacksonville’s spot to stop, Jacksonville landing has it all. From entertainment to dining to shopping and an unparalleled view of the St. John’s river, the whole group will fall in love!
5. Autobahn Speedway
This European style, indoor go-kart racing center is the perfect activity for the competitive groups. Autobahn Speedway has 80,000 square feet of pure fun. With two tracks and cars that go 50 mph, even the adrenaline junkies will have fun!
6. Hanna Park
One of Florida’s most beautiful areas on 447 acres you can explore beaches, a park, bike trails and even camping! Hanna Park is perfect for the beginning explorer or the master adventurer.
7. Fort Caroline National Memorial
Situated on the St. John’s River, Fort Caroline shows the best of the French presence from the 16th century. There is a fort you can explore, historical re-enactments and hiking paths that are absolutely gorgeous.
8. Jacksonville Arboretum
120 acres of trails, lakes and more make up the Jacksonville Arboretum. With trails ranging from easy to difficult, anyone will enjoy it here. Whether you are wanting to workout, explore, take a picnic or reflect, the Jacksonville Arboretum will you provide you with all that.
9. Southbank Riverwalk
Nestled along the St. John’s River, Southbank Riverwalk is filled with art, perfect views of riverboats, the beautiful reflection of downtown and the Friendship Fountain.
10. Friendship Fountain
Located on the west end of the Southbank Riverwalk, the Friendship Fountain is a spectacular sight to see. Pushing through 3,500-6,500 gallons of water per minutes, reaching heights of 100 feet and providing shows with 265 lights, this fountain is the perfect end to the night.