Things to Do in Jacksonville, FL

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There are so many amazing things to do in Jacksonville, FL that it can be tough to narrow down your itinerary! And while you could spend months exploring all the amazing Jacksonville attractions, we’re here to give you the local’s perspective on our favorite hotspots. Whether traveling out of St. Augustine or Orange Park, start planning for that vacation today with our guide to Jacksonville fun.

Atlantic Beach

No trip to Jacksonville is complete without a trip to the beach, and the Atlantic Beach is one of the most popular in the area. The white sands stretch out for miles, so it’s a great place to enjoy a quiet walk while listening to the sounds of crashing waves. While known as an uncrowded and peaceful beach, there’s plenty to do. Grab your gear for surfing or kayaking, or collect seashells on the shore with the little ones.

Big Talbot Island State Park

While Atlantic Beach brings you that quintessential seaside feel, Big Talbot Island State Park offers a much more lush wildlife experience. From hermit crabs to stingrays to wild birds, this place is a must-see for the nature lover. And if you’re looking for a unique photo op, Boneyard Beach is a fascinating backdrop with massive driftwood trees that look like giant sculptures on the sands.

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is one of the most gorgeous outdoor attractions in the area, and you’ll be surprised by how time flies by as you navigate the sprawling 117-acre property. The winner of multiple awards, the zoo is active in animal conservation and education – so you’re bound to learn something new. We recommend visiting the Land of the Tiger, a walk-through trail system featuring Sumatran and Malayan Tigers as well as otters, hornbills, and more.

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a breathtaking display of art throughout history ranging from 2100 BCE to present day. The European and American painting collection is particularly well-known, in addition to the fine Meissen porcelain collection. But don’t miss out on the flower gardens outside, preserved in their original layout since the early 1900s! For more museums to visit in Jacksonville, visit Hodges Mazda.

Plan Your Jacksonville Trip Today

Whether you’re from Lakeside or Jacksonville, we think you’ll be blown away by the incredible things to do in Jacksonville. If you’re planning your next trip, keep Hodges Mazda in mind for all of your auto-related needs in the area. Learn more about us, Skyactiv® Technology, who makes Mazda, how often you should rotate your tires, the Mazda CX-30 specs, about the Mazda SUVs, or contact us with any questions.

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