With over 1,500 animals and 1,000 plant varieties to watch, Jacksonville Zoological Garden makes for the perfect wildlife destination for the entire family. It also has the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. The zoo has a host of activities, from garden tours to day camps and train rides. If you are an animal lover, you could apply to the animal care club. Making it even more delightful for kids, the zoo also has provisions to host birthday parties and picnics. If you want to grab a bite in between, there are two restaurants, a snack bar and an ice cream pavilion to choose from. To know more about special events and programs, visit the website.
Praising the Lord and lighting a candle of hope at the Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church is surely going as close to Him as possible. Following religion with complete faith and responsibility is what they preach here, and lead by example with their involvement in community service. Of course, all of this for the betterment and service to mankind. Books and sermons, audio and video to guide you on the right path are available at the church store. Abyssinia New Sanctuary is located within the church.
4870 Ocean Street Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 +1 904 642 9546
Captain Dave Sipler offers a Jetties charter that goes where the big ones lurk, plus an offshore trip that trolls five to 35 miles offshore, and a back-country trip in search of elusive red fish. All charters include bait, fishing license, tackle, ice and bottled water. Boats are fully licensed, insured and equipped with Coast Guard-required safety equipment. Call or email Captain Dave for information; he is on his boat most of the time but will return your message and set up your charter as quickly as possible.
Based in Fernandina Beach, Hot Ticket offers year-round fresh and saltwater fishing trips, as well as custom nature tours. Offshore fishing expeditions seek king mackerel, barracuda, shark, grouper and tuna among other catches. Charters cruise the inshore waterways, angling for tarpon, sea bass, flounder or whiting. Nature tours are 90 minutes or more, depending on what you want to see, from dolphins and alligators to wild horses and birds.
Traveling the Buccaneer Trail is a great way to learn more about Florida history. It highlights important sites for early pirates and explorers of the new world. Traveling south on A1A over the Nassau River, you can drop by Big and Little Talbot Island State Park for a picnic or nature hike. Then hop aboard the Fort George Island ferry for a breathtaking ride across the St. Johns River to the quaint fishing village of Mayport. Finally you will arrive in St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city.
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The EverBank Field Parking Lot is not only serves as a parking lot for Jaguars fans watching a game, but also serves as a venue for events. The space is cleared out and sound equipment is set up for big events. For more information, do call ahead.
The Jacksonville Fire Museum houses as many as five hundred artifacts that aid in telling the story of Jacksonville's numerous trysts with the element of fire. It houses the equipment used to quench the City Fire of 1901. In the present day, the museum also participates in the Safe City Program that enables visitors to learn how to go about using their knowledge of fire safety, 911 and medical information. For organized tours of groups of 10 or more, do make sure to contact them beforehand.
The Salaam Club is a melting pot for Syrian-American culture. It was founded in 1912 by Arab immigrants to Jacksonville. This venue on Beach Boulevard continues to host special events, social gatherings and activities for the community. The annual Jacksonville Caribbean Carnival held here is a big draw and introduces visitors to Caribbean joie de vivre.
Some of the finest putting surfaces in Jacksonville can be found at Mill Cove Golf Club. The club courses cater to the beginner's and advanced level players alike and remain open from sunrise to sunset. Mill Cove has its own in-house restaurant and bar that puts out a palatable fare for members. They also have a prestigious clubhouse that provides banquet space and full service catering options. As far as the greens go, the Arnold Palmer Signature course leaves absolutely nothing to be desired!
Norman Studios, the brainchild of film-maker Richard Norman, is the one of the few silent film studio complexes left in the world. Comprising five, once derelict, wooden buildings, these studios were the place where great ideas that lend to the making of motion pictures were put forth. Films made at this studio were pioneers in their own right as African-American actors were cast in rare positive roles. This site attempts to showcase Florida's contribution in the development of the silent motion film industry. Currently, it is undergoing major face-lift and renovations, so check the website for updates.
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