Jacksonville is a big city located in northeastern Florida where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is a central commercial center in the region. It has many museums and cultural offerings.
The most popular sports are swimming and surfing since the city is composed of island beaches such as Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. There is also a famous Championship golf course such as the Ponte Vedra Beach’s TPC Sawgrass which is the headquarters of the PGA Tour.
What can you do in Jacksonville?
Famous beaches such as the Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and Amelia Island are just an hour drive from the city. There are a lot of things you can do but below are the two suggested things you can do in this famous city.
Hiking in Amelia Island
This island is approximately 30 miles northeast of Jacksonville, and has a community that joins families in this 13 miles of beaches, attractions and pleasant atmosphere. You can learn about pirate lore in the Museum of History, search for alligators and wild horses while you are on a cruise. You can also hike in Fort George Island Cultural State Park or just enjoy the sand. Previous tourists recommend the shores of Fernandina Beach. It is a small community that runs along the northern part of the barrier island. It has clean and warm water. The spot is charming and filled with excellent shops and restaurants as reviewed by some tourists.
Camping is suggested to make the most out of a visit to Amelia Island. It is home to some of the area’s expensive and luxurious accommodations namely The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Some vacation rentals and condos can cater to larger groups. Make sure to make your reservations in advance if you’re planning to visit during peak seasons.
You can visit Amelia Island at any time and free of charge, but the island’s various attractions have different schedules and charge their admission fees.
Visiting Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a recommended place that you should visit in the city with your kids. This facility is known as the only walking safari in northeast Florida. You will have the chance to get up near to the animals like giraffes, great apes, big cats, and elephants. The sprawling grounds have the ever-popular Play Park and Splash Ground. This will cool you off after your visit to the city.