Jacksonville Travel Guide

The city of Jacksonville lies on the northeast coast of the Sunshine State, and hosts millions of visitors a year. Those who come in search of winter sunshine will find miles of uncrowded beaches and some of the world's best golf courses. This is coupled with historic sites and neighbourhoods, unique shopping and dining, lively nightlife and entertainment, and river cruises. There are also several nature and wildlife reserves within the city limits.

A popular seaside city, Jacksonville's busy 'Jaxport' terminal is used as a base for Bahamian cruises. Many visitors who visit Jacksonville are cruise passengers spending a few days before or after their cruise exploring the city and surrounds. James Weldon Johnson Park is surrounded by museums and beautiful city buildings that will appeal to sightseers. Just off the coast are several worthwhile sites, including Amelia Island, a popular weekend destination that draws tourists with its golf and tennis resorts, and stunning scenery.

Despite being a modern city, Jacksonville still retains its southern charm through oak-lined avenues, lawns spreading alongside the river, and friendly locals greeting passers-by from their porch-swings. There's seldom a dull moment for travellers, who can enjoy art galleries, a brewery tour, warm waters, museums, the riverside market, historic architecture, delectable restaurants, and so much more.