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Jacksonville, Florida's First Coast with its miles of beaches remain relatively unspoiled and unfenced. The Beaches communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach offer some of the best sport fishing, boating and water sport opportunities in the country. A stroll along the beach might yield a collection of seashells, a view of porpoise and northern right whales that cavort off the coast, or merely the relaxed state of mind that ocean waves can foster. Mayport Naval Station is home to many U.S. ships, including aircraft carriers. Many shrimp boats drag their nets in the waters of the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean from the docks of Mayport.

Arboretum & Gardens A natural preserve that showcases local flora and fauna with a focus on conservation, recreation and education FREE

Anheuser-Busch Tours Experience how fresh beer is brewed. The Tour gives you the opportunity to see the all-natural brewing process and marvel at our state-of-the-art facilities, brew houses, cellars and packaging plants. We also invite you to enjoy a complimentary tasting of our finest beers.

Beaches Historical Museum Enjoy the interactive, informative, and intriguing look at the area's heritage through exhibits and firsthand accounts designed to bring the rich history of the Beaches communities to life.

Big Talbot Island State Park is primarily a natural preserve providing a premier location for nature study, bird-watching, and photography.

Camp Milton Civil War Park In 1864, Camp Milton was considered the largest encampment of Confederate forces in Florida with over 8,000 troops.

Fort Caroline National Memorial  French Huguenots landed at this site in 1564 and established the first Protestant colony in North America. Today, the park encompasses 680 acres and includes a replica of the original fort, as well as a visitor center and a nature trail.

Fort Clinch is a pentagonal brick fort with both inner and outer walls and was a safe haven for blockade runners during the Civil War.

Friendship Park and Fountain One of the largest self-contained fountains ever built FREE

Hemming Plaza Downtown Jacksonville FREE

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.

Jacksonville Baldwin Trail  Built along a former railroad corridor, this trail traverses a diversity of natural habitats including pine flatwoods, wetlands, and hardwood uplands. FREE

Jacksonville Landing Downtown Jacksonville

Jacksonville Zoo is a natural wonderland, growing and changing daily, with more than 1,000 rare and exotic creatures. Covering about 70 acres along the St. Johns River, the zoo has the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo offers an entertaining and educational experience for visitors and residents of Florida's First Coast.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park at the Beach near Mayport Naval Station

Kingsley Plantation Visit Florida's oldest standing plantation where Kingsley's slaves produced sugarcane and Sea Island cotton during the early 1800s. Kingsley conducted many agricultural experiments and did much to further the cultivation of citrus fruits in Florida.

Little Talbot Island State Park has five miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches and is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in Northeast Florida. Maritime forests, desert-like dunes, and undisturbed salt marshes on the western side of the island allow for hours of nature study and relaxation. The diverse habitats in the park host a wealth of wildlife for viewing including river otters, marsh rabbits, bobcats, and a variety of native and migratory birds.

Mayport Lighthouse (circa 1859) Located at the Mayport Naval Air Station, 247-8688, This historic lighthouse saw enemy action during the Civil War, but remained on duty, while Union gunboats used the beacon light as a navigational aid as they attempted to lay siege upon Jacksonville. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Memorial Park

River Walk Northbank A two mile walk on the North Bank of the St. Johns River - Downtown

River Walk on the South Bank of the St. Johns River

Sally Corporation's Tours - animatronic characters including dinosaurs

San Marco Square is a Historic shopping area near Downtown

Theodore Roosevelt Area Visit this 600 acre wilderness preserve along the St. Johns River and discover a natural treasure of hardwood forest, wetlands, and scrub vegetation. Miles of thickly wooded, peaceful nature trails hiking trails are on site that offer views of distinct ecological communities with various flora and fauna present.

Treaty Oak Local lore places a treaty signing between Native Americans and European settlers under the spreading branches.

Tree Hill Nature Center located on Lone Star Road in Arlington, is home to 50 acres of trails, a Florida Natural History Museum, butterfly and hummingbird gardens and native animals.

University of North Florida Nature Preserve This 1,000 acre nature preserve features twelve miles of nature trails winding through typical northeast Florida terrain which include a 21 station exercise course and a jogging path.

Veterans Memorial Wall at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium showcases the names of more than 1500 local military personnel who lost their lives while on active duty.

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Fernandina Beach Attractions

Fort Clinch A pentagonal brick fort with both inner and outer walls, Fort Clinch was a safe haven for blockade runners during the Civil War. Briefly occupied by Confederate forces, its recapture by Federal troops in early 1862 gave the Union control of the adjacent Georgia and Florida coasts

Saint Augustine Attractions

Alligator Farm and Zoo

Castillo de San Marcos

Castle Otis

Fort Matanzas

Fountain of Youth


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