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Jacksonville, Florida

Known to locals as Jax, Jacksonville is Northeast Florida’s hub for culture, music, sports and outdoor activities. The city stretches from the Atlantic Coast to both sides of the St. John River, making it ideal for water-based adventures and scenic vistas. Choose from one of its numerous golden beaches to unwind or explore its idyllic parks — Jacksonville boasts the country’s largest urban park system. Or dive into local culture by touring museums, visiting historic neighborhoods and savoring delicious cuisine. With a wide range of attractions, finding something new and wonderful to do here is a breeze — whether this is your first or fifth visit to Jacksonville.


  • Port Name & Location
    Jacksonville, FL
  • Time Zone
    Eastern Standard Time Zone
  • Language
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar In the historic Five Points area, you can browse eclectic and vintage shops and stop at a local café while savoring this neighborhood’s hip atmosphere.
    • Famous For
      Jacksonville is known for its miles of expansive beaches, vibrant music and sports cultures and extensive network of urban parks.
    • Important
      Summers are hot and humid, so remember to drink plenty of water and apply sunscreen during outdoor excursions.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. You can tour exhibits that showcase artwork ranging from 2100 BCE to modern day. Then stroll through three scenic flower gardens — the oldest one dating back to 1903.
    • Fun Fact #2
      For an enchanting day at the beach, consider visiting Big Talbot or Little Talbot Island — both boast untouched landscapes ranging from rolling dunes and scenic beaches to salt marshes and hiking trails meandering past expansive southern live oaks.
      • Fun Fact: Foodies
        Due to the city’s coastal location, fresh, delicious seafood is plentiful. Try a local specialty like Mayport shrimp — named for the fishing village where the shrimp is unloaded — or garlic crabs that, as the name suggests, are cooked in melted garlic butter with eggs, potatoes, sausage and corn.
      • Fun Fact: Landmarks
        Stretch your legs along the downtown Northbank or Southbank River Walk while enjoying the Jacksonville cityscape or explore one of the trails zigzagging through the peaceful Tree Hill Nature Center.

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