What to do in Jacksonville, Florida

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Have you found yourself in Jacksonville, Florida with nothing to do? Lament no more! Jacksonville is a fantastic town for fun and amazing things to do and we have a few recommendations for you. Whether you’re on vacation, on business, or a local after all, it doesn’t matter. The whole family can have a great time. Let’s see what all Jacksonville has to offer.

First, we recommend the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. This museum offers outstanding art as well as hands-on learning and experiments, as well as taking part in the natural beauty that belongs to our planet. You’ll find on display rich history and new and innovative ways to capture the movement of our era, and learn how to utilize various advanced resources to explore the possibilities of brighter tomorrows. Here, you’ll find over 5,000 pieces of art, as well as the living art within their gardens. Tours are available, and a café is on site if you happen to get hungry. Come out with the kids to have a fun and educational day.

Next, if you love shopping for that perfect souvenir, the St. Johns Town Center is your place to go. This is the premier shopping destination for everyone in Jacksonville and boasts over 175 stores and 20 restaurants and eateries. Stores and shops include Apple, Louis Vuitton, Lego, Dillards, and Nordstrom. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, the St. Johns Town Center is sure to have it. Find a beautiful gift or a perfect book and spend a sun-filled day at the center.   

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is our next suggestion and has so much for minds of all ages to explore. In the Florida Naturalist’s Center, you’ll learn all about wildlife exclusive to Northeast Florida with several hands-on and unique experiences. The Space Science Gallery is the place to go to learn about space exploration and other special exhibits. You’ll marvel at the planetarium on-site as well, and learn about how man first made it beyond our atmosphere.

Finally, the Riverside Arts Market is the jewel of Jacksonville, open every Saturday 10am to 3pm in sunshine or rain. This market offers several different things from local produce to amazing one-of-a-kind art made by local artists. This art ranges from painted pieces to jewelry to handbags, wallets, or wraps. Artisans of all kinds, even those who make specialty breads or soaps come to sell their wares at the Riverside Arts Market. If you’re looking for something unique to take home or give to that special someone, this is the place to go. Each artisan has a booth and sells their items on the spot. This market is perfect for anyone wanting to take home a touch of Jacksonville that cannot be found anywhere else.

Jacksonville, Florida is an amazing little town. Come on down and pick what kind of adventure you’d like to go on today. You will not regret it. Bring the whole family and make it a fabulous day.


On Air Parking (JAX) – https://www.onairparking.com/parking/Jacksonville-International-Airport-JAX

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens – https://www.cummermuseum.org/

St. Johns Town Center – https://www.simon.com/mall/st-johns-town-center

Jacksonville’s Museum of Science and History (MOSH) – https://themosh.org/

Riverside Arts Market – https://riversideavondale.org/ram-home/

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