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Exploring Jacksonville, Florida


Visit Jacksonville, Florida, the biggest city in the Continental United States spanning over 840 miles of sandy beaches and lush green wildlife. The “River City by the Sea” is the prefect getaway to explore beaches, water, and natural landscapes with family and friends. Journey across the largest urban parks system in the nation with over 111,000 acres to bike, run, hike, or camp in. Stroll the along the crisp blue riverfront cafes, shopping centers, and restaurants in Downtown Jacksonville and experience the Southern Hospitality and charisma of the city!

What to Do

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
If you love animal and nature be sure to check out the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, home to many endangered cats including bobcats, cougars, coatimundis, leopards, lions, and tigers. Take a tour of the sanctuary and its furry residents any day of the week between the hours of 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM or book a tour during the nighttime feeding session! Make sure to check the sanctuary’s website for an up-to-date calendar of events (www.cattyshack.org, 904-757-3603)

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Explore over 2,000 exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of wild plant life on foot at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Home to the only walkable safari in Northeast Florida pass by the Giraffe Overlook or the Savanna Blooms Garden. If you’re tired hop on the Zoo Train and see the animals as you ride by. Bring the kids down to the zoo Monday through Sunday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM! (www.jacksonvillezoo.org, 904-757-4463)

Atlantic Beach
Part of the Jacksonville Beach communities, within Duval County, Atlantic Beach is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the warm Florida sun. Feel the cool ocean’s breeze from the Fishing Pier as you try to snag trout, grouper, wahoo or tuna either inshore or offshore! Tee off at the Golf Club of Amelia’s island situated along the water. Pack a picnic and pick a spot to enjoy it near the surf of Amelia Island. (www.coab.us, 904-247-5828)

Jacksonville Beach Shipwreck Island Water Park

Take the kids to Jacksonville Beaches’ newest and hottest attraction at Adventure Landing located right on Beach Boulevard. Splash around in the half a million gallon wave pool, slip down one of the four extreme water slides, or wade in the play village at Shipwreck Island Water Park. If you don’t feel like getting wet check out the miniature golf course, laser tag, go-kart track, arcade, live alligator exhibit, or the batting cages. (www.adventurelanding.com, 904-246-4386)

Where to Eat

Metro Diner
Get breakfast at one of Jacksonville’s favorite diners. Try the famous "Yo Hala On The Square" for breakfast or the "Meatloaf Platter" for lunch. The friendly service and good food are sure to satisfy your sweet or savory early morning cravings. The Metro diner has become widely popular and praised. The Food Network's host of "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives," Guy Fieri even paid the diner a visit! (www.metrodiner.com, 904- 398-3701)

Angie’s Subs
If you’re looking for a quick bite, stop in at Angie’s Subs to grab a hearty sandwich for lunch. This eatery is a favorite among the locals. Get a soup, salad, or choose from a cold cut, Italian delights, or new specialty subs including the number one seller, the Peruvian sub. (1436 Beach Boulevard, 904- 246-2519)

Roy’s Jacksonville Beach
If you are downtown grab dinner at Roy’s to try a Hawaiian inspired dish. The restaurant combines European techniques with a Hawaiian flare and tops it off with true southern hospitality for a dining experience unlike anything else! Roy’s offers everything from seafood to steak and everything in between. Enjoy the best of both worlds with a mixed plate of surf & turf or try the sushi! Be sure to wash it down with one of Roy’s Specialty Cocktails such as the Mango Mojito or Roy’s Island Mai Tai. (www.roysrestaurant.com/locations/FL/jacksonville_beach.asp ,904-241-7697)



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