Expert Travel Advice to Jacksonville

Top Answers To Jacksonville Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
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  • Alistair answered:
    I haven't spent any time in Jacksonville itself, but would highly recommend a trip up to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. The beaches up here are gorgeous and really very quiet, particularly around Little Talbot Island State Park and as you hit the southern end of Amelia Island. It's about an hour's drive from downtown Jacksonville. I have heard good things about the zoo at Jacksonville, plus the kayak tours that take you out into some of the nearby waterways and marshes. For culture vultures, there's a few museums like the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Museum of Science & History (with small aquarium and animal exhibits, which younger travelers might enjoy). The city puts on a number of festivals throughout the year, including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (Memorial Day weekend) and the annual Springing the Blues Festival. And of course, no self-respecting pirate lover should miss Fernandina Beach's Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Fest, with shrimp-boat races, mock pirate invasions, and lots of yummy seafood!
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Yes, there will be fireworks, the culmination of the city's two-day Independence Day festivities. Fireworks over the St. Johns River will begin at 9:45 p.m. and can be seen and heard all along the downtown riverfront.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Daytona is about 100 miles south of Jacksonville. The Daytona 500's official ticket outlet is through RaceTickets.com. You can find out more at: www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com. As for things to do in Jacksonville, look at the other answers to questions on this page, which include lots of ideas. I'd also consider a trip to Amelia Island, which has plenty of beach resorts, motels, and other lodging choices (the pick of which is the Amelia Island Plantation Resort). You might also look at camping on Little Talbot Island State Park (http://www.stateparks.com/little_talbot_island.html), plus make a trip to historic Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.

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