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    Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

    4
    5 reviews

    great family beach with lots of biking trails covered in oak hammocks. COJ.NET has a great description and pictures etc.

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorBackpackers
  • 2

    The Jacksonville Landing

    3.5
    6 reviews

    Check for outdoor concerts in their amphitheater. Right on the St John's river with a beautiful view of the bridges and city.

    Popular withNightlife
  • 3

    Fort Caroline National Memorial

    4.5
    3 reviews

    Fort Caroline National Memorial is part of US National Park Services park units. It has several location around the Jacksonville area. Disability Access and Disability parking will vary from location to location. You will need about 4 to 6 hours to visit all the sites.

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  • 4

    Northbank Riverwalk

    4.5
    3 reviews

    The Landing is a family friendly zone. Shops, dining and live music almost every night of the week. Only downside is finding a parking place.

    Popular withFamilies
  • 5

    Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

    5
    2 reviews

    quiet place with a nice 2-3 acre pond laced with a paved walking path. nighttime outings are provided to see/hear the local night life.

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  • 6

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    4.5
    13 reviews

    The zoo has a fairly large collection of African animals, including giraffes, elephants, jaguars, lions and strange birds and animals I didn't recognize but thought were cool. Lots of walking but the bamboo shaded wooden bridges have plenty of places to sit and rest. The train loops around behind the enclosures and was just okay. Feeding the giraffes, petting the ...

    Popular withFamiliesOutdoorAdventure
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    Riverwalk

    3.5
    6 reviews

    Great location right on the St. Johns River. Live music on many weekends set up near the fountain in the middle. Very enjoyable party. Crazy crowds with wristbands and plastic cups of beer. Very crowded, but offers some good places to eat, shop and several high-end hotels are also within walking distance. Lots of sail and motor boats tie up ...

    Popular withWellnessOutdoor
  • 8

    Huguenot Memorial Park

    4.5
    4 reviews

    Waterfront campsites, a bird observation area, and gorgeous views of some of North Florida`s remaining natural areas await visitors to Huguenot Memorial Park. In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the park also offers swimming, fishing, surfing, a boat launch area, picnic shelters, restrooms, and shower facilities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

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  • 9

    St. Johns Town Center

    5
    3 reviews

    The shopping area is a large complex, built in a downtown, park-like setting with benches, fountains, hot dog carts, sidewalks and street lamps adding the atmosphere as you walk, shop and dine. There is a large, varied selection of both Department (Target, Dillards) and boutique shops and piped in music. It is wonderful early on a Sunday but gets busier ...

  • 10

    Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

    4.5
    3 reviews

    The Suns are affiliated with the Florida Marlins. This stadium is 1st class for a AAA team. The Bragan Family has made this team and its home games one of the best family friendly events in Jacksonville. Friday night fireworks and a big screen movie. Thirsty Thursdays are always a great time.

    Popular withFamilies
  • 11

    Fort George Island Cultural State Park

    4.5
    3 reviews

    Welcome to Fort George Island Cultural State Park Native Americans feasted here, colonists built a fort, and the Smart Set of the 1920s came for vacations. A site of human occupation for over 5,000 years, Fort George Island was named for a 1736 fort built to defend the southern flank of Georgia when it was a colony. Today┬┤s visitors come ...

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  • 12

    Friendship Park and Fountain

    4.5
    3 reviews

    A beautiful sight at night

  • 13

    Jacksonville Museum Of Science And History

    3.5
    4 reviews

    My son loved the Dino exhibit.

    Popular withFamilies
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    George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier

    5
    2 reviews

    Great fishing pier. Only $1.00 for spectators and $4.00 to fish all day. They rent equipment and provide fishing license!

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  • 16

    Kayak Amelia

    5
    2 reviews

    Guided Kayak EcoTours Northeast Florida offers thousands of acres of tranquil inland marshes, secluded sandy beaches, and winding bike trails to explore on one of our many guided kayaking, biking, or stand up paddle board Eco Tour. All guided kayak tours are beginner friendly.

  • 17

    Metropolitan Park

    3.5
    3 reviews

    Metropolitan Park is a 32-acre, urban waterfront park located on the north bank of the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida. It is projected to be the eastern terminus of the north-bank Jacksonville Riverwalk

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    Anheuser-Busch Brewery

    4.5
    2 reviews

    This is a fun way to spend an afternoon but definitely avoid going on the community outreach days where it can get so crowded you can't appreciate the size of the place. You can take a free tour or sign-up for the more in-depth beermaster-led tour for a minimum amount. Free beer samples afterwards and a cute gift-shop provide a ...

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  • 20

    Jacksonville Public Library

    4.5
    2 reviews

    Beautiful library, especially the 2nd floor. Wide selection of research materials and books.

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