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Things to Do in Jacksonville, FL

One of the top vacation destinations in the country for family fun, romantic escapes and all sorts of beachside adventures, the "First Coast" of Florida features a huge selection of attractions and events. You'll find all kinds of things to do in Jacksonville for adults and children. Explore beautiful beaches and historic sites, attend thrilling sports events, visit world-class museums, discover natural reserves and treat yourself to a truly spectacular vacation destination.

Beaches Town Center

Explore an oceanfront community full of unique shops, restaurants and bars when you visit this beachfront destination. Find charming courtyards, cocktail bars and yoga classes.

Guana-Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Discover a coastal wilderness with secluded beaches in this protected natural area. A quiet area with dunes and lagoons, the reserve is perfect for hiking and spotting wildlife.

Historic St. Augustine

Tour the oldest city in America and sign up for a ghost tour in this charming destination. Find Spanish-style architecture and numerous shops and restaurants.

Jacksonville Jaguars Football

Witness a high-stakes NFL game at Jacksonville stadium and cheer on the home team as they attempt to make the playoffs again.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

One of the most popular things to do in Jacksonville for families, this exciting animal center is home to more than 2,000 animals.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Peruse an inspiring collection of masterpieces from the modern era while you tour this six-level museum, located downtown in Hemming Plaza.

PGA Tour, The Players Championship

Experience the thrill of victory during the PGA Tour each May when The Players Championship takes place in Ponte Vedra Beach.

St. Johns Town Center

An open-air shopping center with numerous designer boutiques and restaurants, this upscale mall offers endless diversions for the shopping enthusiast.

The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens

A historic art museum and former residence, this top attraction features three gardens, Meissen porcelain, ancient artwork and scenic outdoor grounds.

Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

Attend art exhibitions and sign up for art classes at this cultural center. Featuring numerous programs for children, teens and adults, the center also offers summer camps and workshops.

World Golf Hall of Fame

Honor the greatest athletes in the game, watch an IMAX movie and play on an 18-hole putting course when you visit this fascinating golf museum.
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