Jacksonville, where Florida offers you the best of sunshine and idleness! A real competitor of Miami, this city offers you the best of the “American way of life”, so welcome to the city of the Jaguars (American football team)!
Located in northeastern Florida, Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in the United States. Built around the Saint Johns river, also known as the black water river because of its particular colour, and on the Atlantic Ocean, it perfectly succeeds in the improbable marriage of a modern city and an omnipresent nature.
The city enjoys a humid subtropical climate allowing very mild temperatures in all seasons. However, summers can be hot. Spring is hot and dry enough which makes it the best time to visit the city. The region has not been hit by hurricanes for more than a century but is regularly hit by storms.
Nature lovers will love these immense white sandy beaches, these small coves and nature reserves on the edge of the city, but in reality, with 320 km² of urban gardens, nature is everywhere!
Culture lovers will not be disappointed with the Florida Theatre, a recently restored 1927 building that offers many shows, or the Kingsley plantation (former cotton plantation). As a film city, many silent films were produced in Jacksonville at the beginning of the last century before being competed by Hollywood.
A city of cinema, culture and nature, Jacksonville has many facets that make it a unique destination, appreciated by all.
Visits to Jacksonville
It is unthinkable to come to Jacksonville without visiting EverBank Field; an American football stadium, it is the host of the famous Jaguars of Jaksonville. With a capacity of up to 82,000 spectators, it has hosted major events such as the superbowl in 2005 or the gator bowl. Inaugurated in 1995, this stadium is regularly renamed according to its sponsors, so it is likely that you will find it under a different name as early as 2015!
Transportation and travel in Jacksonville
When you get to Jacksonville Airport, you’ll be just three kilometers from downtown. Once there, no problem to cross the river according to your wishes, many taxi boats are at your disposal throughout the day. Taxis and buses also criss-cross the city to take you where you want to go.
Sleeping in Jacksonville
There are many options for sleeping in this city, from the most economical to the most luxurious. To find the hotel or apartment that suits you, go to FindHotel to do your research and book your accommodation at the best price.
Outings in Jacksonville
All the lively places are on the banks of the Saint Johns river, which will easily help you find what you are looking for: all the shops and historic buildings are on the north shore, while museums and walks are on the south shore. Shopping enthusiasts must absolutely go to the Saint-Johns center, the Champs-Elysées in Florida version!