Beautifully positioned along the Atlantic Ocean in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville offers you a natural escape to a decidedly different Florida vacation destination. A world away from the neon glare and commercial flair associated with many of Floridian hotspots, Jacksonville truly reflects the Sunshine State’s authentic lifestyles and landscapes.
“The River City by the Sea” is an adventure in contrast, with breathtaking natural beauty balanced by a polished metropolitan flair. At the northern and southern borders, lavish resorts offer luxurious amenities infused with an historic old world flavor, while along the stunning St. Johns riverfront, the arts district is the centerpiece of a diverse downtown landscape, and illuminates the heart of Jacksonville with sophisticated style.
Only in Jax will you find over 20 miles of pristine white sand beaches—perfect for relaxation and revelry in the salty seaside air—and combined with almost 40 miles of the Intercoastal Waterway, Jacksonville and “the Beaches” are a boater’s paradise. The city is also home to the largest urban park system in the country, with 80,000 acres of state and national parks just waiting to be explored.
Renowned for its hospitality, authentic cuisine, thriving craft-beer scene and cosmopolitan nightlife, Jacksonville is Florida’s regional crossroads, where history, culture, sports and nature intersect at a with southern charm and coastal cool.