Nestled on the banks of the beautiful St. Johns River and offering year-round exceptional weather, this is the trip your family has been waiting for. Book now at any of the Jacksonville hotels below to discover historical sites, modern museums, professional sports, live theater and many other attractions, including:
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a destination to behold, offering three acres of glorious gardens and 12 galleries featuring more than 6,000 art pieces. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the interactive exhibits, art classes and the seasonal concert series. Before leaving, be sure to see the Cummer Oak tree which stands at 75 feet high. It will amaze everyone in the family.
Head over to the Museum of Science and History for an educational and entertaining experience. Built in 1941, the museum features exhibitions of pre-historic dinosaur fossils, an aquatic mammal’s display and an exciting daily astronomy show that can be observed in the planetarium. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 with student ID.
Just a short drive from the museum, Fort Clinch State Park is home to one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Daily tours with live period reenactments bring the fort to life for visitors. The park also is a great place for beach combing, bird watching, sunbathing, swimming and fishing. It also offers many miles of trails for biking, hiking or enjoying a delightful nature walk.
Situated along the north bank of the St. Johns River is the beautiful Jacksonville Landing. This destination provides a scenic backdrop for great shopping, fine dining and exciting nightlife. Festive outdoor concerts and special events take place regularly and make it a favorite gathering sport to eat, drink and dance the night away. Explore the area via a self-guided tour or take a relaxing boat tour on the river.
Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the zoo has something for everyone with more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,500 varieties of plants. Hop aboard the Zoo Train for a unique tour of the grounds and then take a ride on a tiger – on the Wildlife Carousel, of course.
It is always a great idea to mingle with the locals, so visit the Riverside Arts Market to do some friendly shopping while enjoying a the riverside scenery. The Arts Market features a farmers market, live music, street performers, delicious food and authentic Southern hospitality. If you feel like exercising then do not forget your yoga mat!
If you are looking for a place to relax on the beach and have the opportunity to visit interesting museums, this is the place for you. Book now and stay at any of the hotels in Jacksonville below and make this your yearly family trip as you will not be disappointed.
Jacksonville, FL, US, 32256
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