Jacksonville Florida, also know as “The City of Rivers”. If you’ve never been to Jacksonville than I suggest you stop reading for a moment, open a new window and start booking your trip. Jacksonville is the largest city by population and by area in the state of Florida. Consolidation gives Jacksonville its great size and places most of its metropolitan population within the city limits. As of 2014, Jacksonville had an estimated population of 853,382. Jacksonville is one of the most popular cities for tourist to visit in the state of Florida. Jacksonville is known for its beautiful beaches, including Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Atlantic Beach. There are so many different things that you can do in Jacksonville as a tourist. I’ve put together a list of some of the best events and places that the city of Jacksonville has to offer. From where to stay, things to do, area maps, to the great deals you’ll find.
When you come to Jacksonville, one of the first places you should visit is the downtown riverfront. The Jacksonville Riverwalk is among the finest and most scenic in the nation. The riverwalk lines north and the south bank of the St. Johns River. Water taxis and the Main Street and Acosta Bridges are used to connect the north and the south. After you check out the riverwalk, it’s only fitting that you see the beaches. Favored by fishermen and spectators alike, the Jacksonville Beach Pier gives visitors an outstanding view of the coast and oceanfront skyline from as far away as 1,320 feet offshore! You can watch fishermen reel in their catches, or just stare off into the surrounding waters, where you can find some surfers riding the wave. If you have kids you will thank me for this, the Museum of Science & History inspires the joy of learning by bringing the sciences to life and regional history. The Museum of Science & History features interactive exhibits like the Currents of Time, which explores 12,000 years of Northeast Florida History.
Finding a place to stay, what’s your preference beachside hotel or riverfront view? The Amelia Hotel at the Bach is located right across the street from the beach, close to the historic area with shopping and dinning. Enjoy a balcony, terrace or whirlpool room or suite. The Best Western Hotel is strategically located in the heart of the Southpoint business district. There are always opportunities to get deals in Jacksonville. Find amazing deals on hotels and resorts, downtown hotels, bed & breakfasts all the name brands you trust. What will you do when you come to Jacksonville?