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Jacksonville Tourism and Sightseeing
Stretches of stunning beaches and waterways, a burgeoning downtown and experiences that engross the mind, body and inner adventurer lure you to immerse yourself in Jacksonville, Florida. In fact, there’s more than 840 square miles of immersion in the “River City by the Sea,” providing endless opportunities for exploration whether you want to discover the undiscovered, ignite romance, reconnect with family or be inspired by the city’s cultural offerings, unique cuisine creations or vivid sunrises. So, dive in and immerse yourself in Jacksonville! The city of seven bridges, Jacksonville has a little of everything. The beautiful St Johns River, beaches galore and the most out door parks in any city in the US, makes Jacksonville a great place to visit. If you aren't into being with nature, we have a great downtown scene. Everyone should try and stop by The Riverside Arts Market, eat at the Jacksonville Landing catch a show at one of the many theaters, shop or see a game. Jacksonville has something great for families, couples and singles and it won't burn a hole on your wallet.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.

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Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach
Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach Top Attraction!
Golf in Jacksonville Beach, FL USA

Jacksonville's family entertainment center includes a seasonal waterpark/waterpool, plus year-round minigolf, go carts, laser tag and more.

St. Johns Town Center
St. Johns Town Center Top Attraction!
Shopping in Jacksonville, FL USA

St. Johns Town Center is Jacksonville's newest and most talked about shopping destination. Shop, dine and play in one beautifully designed life-style center, offering many new stores you won't find anywhere else in the region.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jacksonville, FL
Museum in Jacksonville, FL USA

The Cummer is the largest fine art museum in Northeast Florida. Noted for Old Master and American paintings, beautiful formal gardens and renowned collection of Meissen porcelain. National award-winning art education center.

Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens Top Attraction!
Zoo in Jacksonville, FL USA

Visitors enjoy a walking safari encompassing 93 acres featuring more than 1,800 animals and 1,000 exotic plant species.

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve Top Attraction!
Recreation in Jacksonville, FL USA

National Park Service site: 46,000 acre preserve includes historic sites, undisturbed natural areas, vistas across salt marsh and forested uplands and water based recreational opportunities include boating, fishing and kayaking.

Island Trolley
Island Trolley Top Attraction!
Tour in Fernandina Beach, FL USA

Visitors are invited to take a step back in time with Amelia Island Trolleys, which offers scenic trolley tours along the beautiful and historic streets of Fernandina Beach and Old Town Fernandina.

Fort Clinch State Park
Fort Clinch State Park Top Attraction!
Tour in Fernandina Beach, FL USA

Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Daily tours with period re-enactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. The State Park also offers popular beach activities.

Amelia Island River Cruises
Amelia Island River Cruises Top Attraction!
Tour in Fernandina Beach, FL USA

Amelia River Cruises & Charters provides narrated, historic and wildlife sightseeing tours with views of dolphins, manatees, sea otters, alligators, and views of the wild horses of Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Amelia Island Museum of History
Amelia Island Museum of History Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Jacksonville, FL
Museum in Fernandina Beach, FL USA

The Isle of Eight Flags comes to life with a visit to Florida's first spoken history museum. The museum's story-telling tradition is upheld through twice daily docent-led tours, offering tales of intrigue and adventure in the Eight Flags Gallery.

Alhambra things to do on a rainy day in Jacksonville, FL
Theatre in Jacksonville, FL USA
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Places to stay

Best Places to Stay in Jacksonville

Amelia Oceanfront Bed And Breakfast
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From $162 / night.

Free Breakfast.
Extended Stay America - Jacksonville - Baymeadows
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From $60 / night.

Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Hampton Inn Jacksonville I 10
Guest Score:
From $88 / night.

Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Chaffee-Jacksonville West
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From $103 / night.

Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.
Residence Inn Jacksonville Airport
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From $85 / night.

Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Free Breakfast.

Best Time to Visit Jacksonville

The best time to visit Jacksonville is in the spring and summer. Spring temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the upper 80's. Summer nights are mild with lows in the low 70's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Jacksonville

Month Low Avg High
January 44.5 53.6 62.7
February 47.5 56.1 64.7
March 52.9 61.5 70.0
April 58.7 67.3 75.8
May 65.8 73.8 81.8
June 71.6 79.2 86.7
July 73.5 81.4 89.3
August 73.8 80.9 88.0
September 72.5 78.9 85.2
October 64.6 71.5 78.3
November 55.5 63.6 71.6
December 47.5 56.1 64.6

Destinations in and around Jacksonville to Visit

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