Fun Things To Do in Jacksonville
Get in Touch With Nature: Jacksonville has all of the parks – seriously. The city is known to have the largest urban park system in the country, totaling more than 80,000 acres across hundreds of state parks and three nationally recognized attractions. With year-round warm temperatures, it’s always a great time for surfing, swimming, boating, fishing, and anything else best enjoyed under the Florida sun.
Explore the History, Arts, and Culture: Our 55 plus communities in Jacksonville, Florida are within arm’s reach of a thriving arts and culture scene. Take your pick from more than a dozen museums, year-round public art events, and a performing arts community that will blow you away.
Chew on Something Delicious: Jacksonville, like other great Florida cities, is a sea-food-lover’s dream come true. That’s because this area is known for bountiful, fresh-caught seafood pulled out of the nearby waters and served to perfection on your dinner plate. Whether you’ve got a taste for down-home dining brimming with Southern charm, or an upscale culinary tour de force at any of the area’s elegant bistros, there’s a menu with your name on it.
Live Like a Local in St. Augustine
Attend a Community Event: Thanks to the pleasant weather, there’s always a fun community event to enjoy no matter what time of year it is. From Concerts in the Plaza and Music By the Sea, to weekly First Friday Art Walks, St. Augustine community events offer something for everyone to get excited about.
Make Your Way to the Marina: The St. Augustine Marina is smack-dab in the heart of downtown historic St. Augustine. From here you can access the open Atlantic ocean or amble along the intracoastal waterways. But it’s not all boats and buoys! Landlovers will find charming antique shops, art galleries, and highly rated restaurants – all just a short, safe walk from the marina.
Dig Up Some History: They call it Florida’s “historic coast” for more than one reason. Not only does St. Augustine claim to be the oldest city in America, it’s also home to an on-going archeological dig site dating back thousands of years to the area’s earliest Native American inhabitants. If you’re interested in contributing to new discoveries, consider volunteering in the archeology program. It’s one of a select few operating in the country today and averages 70 investigations annually.