Jacksonville, Florida Attractions & Things To Do
One Ocean Resort & Spa is artfully situated on the sweeping white sands and rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic Beach, only minutes from Jacksonville. Whether you're on a relaxing beach getaway or an exhilarating family vacation, One Ocean Resort is conveniently located near the area's best attractions and activities.
Discover miles of pristine beaches, upscale shopping, thrilling professional sports entertainment and historic landmarks. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the rich array of water sports including jet skiing, kayaking and fishing.
Your intuitive host to plan deep sea fishing expeditions along the alluring Atlantic Ocean waters, ecotour adventures, sunset cruises and other unforgettable day trips. There are plenty of attractions for you and your family during your stay in Atlantic Beach.
Beaches Town Center -
One Ocean Resort & Spa is nestled only steps away from the picturesque Beaches Town Center, a bustling pedestrian-friendly stretch of Atlantic Boulevard with cobblestone streets and an eclectic mix of specialty shops, restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, ice-cream parlors and nightlife options.For more information on Beaches Town Center, visit beachestowncenter.com.
Jacksonville Jaguars Football -
Head to EverBank Field, only 15 miles from One Ocean in downtown Jacksonville, to cheer on the fighting Jacksonville Jaguars. Sports enthusiasts can experience fast-paced, heart-pumping NFL Football entertainment while taking in the thunderous roar of the crowd. The Jaguars have been victorious in several Division Championships and have made numerous playoff appearances since the team's establishment in 1995. For more information, visit jaguars.com.
Historic St. Augustine -
St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, and today it enjoys the title of the nation's oldest city. Just 30 miles south of Atlantic Beach, discover charming cobblestone streets, historic landmarks, quaint shops, restaurants and cafés. Delve into military history at Castillo de San Marcos, sail under the picturesque Bridge of Lions, or tour the nation's oldest home, the Gonzalez-Alvarez House. For more information, visit oldcity.com.
Adventure Landing Park -
Enjoy big theme park thrills at Adventure Landing Water Park in nearby Jacksonville Beach, only five miles from the resort. Adrenaline pumping rides, attractions and action-packed activities will leave you screaming for more. Test your swing at the batting cages, step into the indoor battle arena for a game of laser tag, or enjoy whacky thrills with a round of mini golf. Park goers can make a splash at Shipwreck Island Water Park, soaking up the sun as you zip down fast body slides, tubes and chutes. For more information, visit adventurelanding.com.
St. Johns Town Center -
Discover 1.1 million square feet of upscale shopping and dining at the St. Johns Town Center, just eight miles away in nearby Jacksonville. Pick up all the latest trends and fashions at Aldo, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton and Metropark, or find the perfect home furnishings at West Elm or Pottery Barn. This indoor and outdoor shopping center is home to a wealth of specialty boutiques, shoe and accessory shops including Coach, Swarovski Crystal and Tiffany & Co. in addition to anchor stores including Target and Dillard's. Popular restaurants including Cheesecake Factory and P.F. Chang's China Bistro complete the offerings. For more information, Stjohnstowncenter.com.
PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS Championship -
Gear up for exciting golf thrills at this annual PGA Tour golf tournament, THE PLAYERS Championship. Since 1974, the tournament has been held each May at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, located only eight miles from One Ocean Resort & Spa. Pro-golf's most exciting players come to test their skill on the par 74 course, and the Championship also attracts golf enthusiasts and players from around the world, creating a golfing buzz you won't want to miss. For more information,
The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens -
Once home to Arthur and Ninah Cummer, the site is now a fascinating public museum with a permanent collection of over 5,000 works of art spanning 8,000 years of history. The museum, 15 miles from the resort, portrays the artistic inclination of both European and American artists, and boasts a small collection of antiquities and porcelain. Enjoy a stroll through the well-manicured English and Italian gardens adorned with beautiful mosaic fountains and sculptures. For more information, visit
Museum of Contemporary Art -
Let your creative side go wild at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Founded in 1924, this Jacksonville cultural art and education center features a permanent collection of over 800 prints, sculptures, photographs and paintings. Visit the museum for one of its rotating exhibits, educational art programs, and special events held throughout the year. For more information, visit
Times-Union Center's Moran Theater -
Looking to see a Broadway show, the ballet or comedians visit the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. This is a center for professional and community artistry in downtown Jacksonville. A cornerstone of the downtown area, this beautiful three-venue facility is committed to supporting a wide range of entertainment experiences at the highest level of professionalism.
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens -
At the mouth of the Trout River, explore 110-acres teeming with a diversity of wildlife. The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens first opened in 1914 and today boasts over 2,000 animals.
Tour the national award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit and come face to face with howler monkeys, capybaras and tapirs, or wander down the African Loop, a 1,400 foot long boardwalk surrounded by the plants and wildlife of the East African Plains. Western lowland gorillas, birds, amphibians, cheetahs and African Elephants also make an appearance. For more information, visit jacksonvillezoo.org.
World Golf Hall of Fame -
Head to historic St. Augustine, Florida and admire pro-golf's legends of the past and present. At the World Golf Hall of Fame, tour the Trophy Tower and the Recent Inductee Exhibits, snap a photo atop the famous Swilcan Burn Bridge at The Old Course at St. Andrews, or discover over 2,000 historic artifacts, trophies and personal items from the golf greats themselves. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at the famous World Golf Village. For more information, visit worldgolfhalloffame.org.
Sea Turtle Kids Club -
The Sea Turtle Kids Club is a marine biology-based children's program created for kids while offering personalized attention to each of the resort's youthful visitors. Kids club features planned indoor and outdoor activities, water sports, sandcastle sculpture, bedtime stories, art classes, beach themed crafts, and photography lessons.
One Ocean Resort & Spa's signature restaurant offers mouthwatering cuisine which has quickly become a "must experience" destination for discerning diners. Providing an elegant, artfully inspired atmosphere, Azurea remains true to its local surroundings, where a view of the ocean is accessible from any seat in the house. The restaurant showcases the area's cuisine movement with an eclectic tribute to the flavors of Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas.
With more than 40 marine-inspired rituals comprised of specialty treatments, unique massage styles, body wraps, peels, facials and more, The Spa at One Ocean Resort makes it easy to de-stress, reenergize and let your worries drift away. The only full-service oceanfront spa in Northeast Florida with seven treatment rooms including an invigorating Vichy Room, pampering salon and private oceanfront VIP suites with in-room Swedish steam showers, offering a chance to catch a glimpse of playful dolphins from the comfort of a chaise lounge.
Talbot Island State Parks -
Looking for 5 beautiful miles of beaches? Talbot's four islands offers gorgeous beaches,fishing, nature trails picnic areas and campgrounds for you and your family. The park is open from 8am-730pm.