1 University of North Florida Drive Building 2, Founders Hall Jacksonville, FL 32224 +1 904 620 2534
Scenic, bustling University of North Florida, with a campus tucked away on a nature preserve off St Johns Bluff and Butler Boulevards, is home to the much-loved University Gallery. It can be found inside Building 002, Founders Hall, and is known for its variety of exhibitions. Works are on display from both regional and national artists, along with those showcased from the Visual Arts Department faculty and students. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public.
St Johns County is fast becoming one of the premiere golf destinations in the nation, and this course is part of that action. Just 10 miles north of World Golf Village in St Augustine, Cimarrone ("the wild one" in Seminole), has 18 championship holes carved out of pine forests and marshland. All golfers will appreciate the natural beauty and challenging layout created by nationally recognized designer, David Postlethwait. Lagoons, sand traps and other obstacles await players. A 10,000 square feet clubhouse is available for business and social functions.
This all encompassing luxury entertainment venue has everything from an arcade, bar, and various restaurants, to a live performance theater, bowling alley and movie theater. The movie theater features luxury recliner easy chairs and has full service dining options. If you're looking for more activity, check out the bowling alley or Axis Bar where you can dance the night away to live music. Catch the latest game in the sports theater, where major sporting events are broadcasted on a huge HD screen. Perfect for date night, a family outing and everything in between, Latitude 30 is a Jacksonville must visit.
5619 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207 +1 904 730 3729
Doing Dishes is a creative venture that lets people of all ages give vent to their artistic imagination and creativity while having fun. Pick and choose pieces of ceramic that you would like to paint. Colors, brushes and staff assistance is provided and once you are done, just turn it in and pick the finished baked product a week later! Doing Dishes also teaches participants how to fuse glass. All in all, it makes for a fun thing to do at birthday parties, fund-raisers and even at the camp hosted by Doing Dishes.
When wild creatures are injured and need a safe place to recover and gain strength, B.E.A.K.S. comes to the rescue. Calling itself a "Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary," the facility serves more than 2,000 birds and animals each year. Their amenities offer you an opportunity to get a close look at eagles, owls, seagulls and other bird species while they recuperate. Admission is free, but voluntary donations are accepted. Call for an appointment for a guided tour.
State Road A1A North Jacksonville, FL 32226 +1 904 251 2320
Offering more than 200 acres of natural, untouched land with beaches, salt marshes and coastal woodlands set on the southern tip of the First Coast, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, boating, sunbathing and wildlife watching. Amelia Island State Park is northeast of Jacksonville, seven miles north of Little Talbot Island State Park on State Road A1A and eight miles south of historic Fernandina Beach. Bring the beach towels and grab the binoculars for a great day outdoors!
This park features a breathtaking coastal habitat covered with oak, holly and magnolia, along with sea-oat covered dunes overlooking the ocean. Hiking is a favorite activity on the scenic nature trails, while fishing, canoeing or swimming on the Nassau Sound shoreline is tough to beat. Rumor has it that the island is haunted, particularly in the spooky Houston cemetery and Tamaqua Burial Grounds just outside the entrance.
Kayak Amelia organizes guided tours through Amelia Island's scenic marshlands, tidal inlets and creeks, giving you the chance to observe birds, marine animals and if you're lucky, a manatee or two. Experienced guides are by your side as you paddle around in their one and two-seat kayaks for half-day or full-day tours, which is one of their specialty programs. The historic Kingsley Plantation, offers you a splendid short rest on your excursion.
Mayport Naval Station Mayport, FL 32228 +1 904 270 5401
Jacksonville is home to Mayport Naval Station, the second largest aircraft carrier basin on the East Coast. Maritime buffs and military enthusiasts may tour the base and visit ships at no charge on weekends. The base features some of the nation's most impressive aircraft carriers, frigates and destroyers. It is located just east of downtown off Mayport Road (State Road A1A). Call for directions and to arrange your own tour.
Named in honor of the Huguenot French settlers who colonized the area for a short while in the 16th century, Huguenot Memorial Park is another one of Jacksonville's many jewels. Aficionados of our fine-feathered friends will enjoy the avian observatory tower, and nature trails, perfect for bird watching. Adventurous types can rent canoes and use the boat launch to access the waterways, while sports-lovers can rent volleyball equipment, horseshoes and bicycles for an afternoon of fun.
Oceanfront rooms and lots of activities keep guests coming back
to this kid friendly resort there are lots of games and recreation to keep the young ones entertained. Meanwhile, mom and dad can relax by the waterfront pool or ...
One of the world's tallest fountains, this spectacular piece of
architecture is an impressive 200 feet in diameter and shoots water more than 120 feet into the air. At night, the colorful lighting turns the splashing waters into an ...
Offering more than 200 acres of natural, untouched land with
beaches, salt marshes and coastal woodlands set on the southern tip of the First Coast, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, boating, sunbathing and ...