Jacksonville, Florida is one of the best cities to visit in America and for many reasons. There are a lot of different things to do for everyone, including singles, couples, newly weds, family, kids and more. With that said, below are some of the top things to do in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Zoo And Gardens
Located only a few miles from downtown Jacksonville is the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, which you need to visit if you are with kids. When you go here, you’ll be able to do a walking safari. You will love having the chance to view animals such as great apes, elephants, giraffes, big cats and much more. If you’re seeking adventure, then go and feed the stingrays at Stingray Bay, or go cool down at Splash Ground.
Another thing you can do while here is go on the Zoo Train, which your kids will love. You’ll be treated to views of various facilities on-site. As for when the zoo is open, it’s open daily, but not on Christmas, from nine in the morning to five in the afternoon.
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
If you’re looking for a place to go where you can easily spend half or an entire day at, then look no further than Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The park is home to over a mile of beaches, and if you want to do more than lounge around or tan, then you’ll be pleased to know that this area is a surfer’s paradise. However, this isn’t the only reason to go to the park, as other activities such as fishing, hiking and biking can be done here too.
The park is the perfect place to spend time with family. If you have kids, then they’ll love the water park that’s located there, but it is only open during the summertime. Also, there are camping facilities and picnic areas at the park. No trip to Jacksonville would be complete without spending a considerable amount of time at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park.
The Museum Of Science And History
Whether you travel alone or with kids, make sure to visit the Museum Of Science and History, which is kind of on the small side, but people still flock to it because it is a top attraction in the city. While there, you’ll learn a lot about the history of the city, the human body and even the ocean. Let’s not forget to mention there are interactive exhibits that your kids will love. If you go to the museum with kids five or younger, then let them run around KidSpace, which is a playground that was built for younger kids.
Don’t forget to check out the planetarium while there. You will love catching an educational show, and kids will love participating in it. As for hours of operation, the museum is open seven days a week, but make sure you check when they open and close before you go there.
Explore Downtown Jacksonville
You can easily spend an entire day in downtown Jacksonville. There are quite a few museums located there, besides the Museum of Science and History, and there is no shortage of places to eat at, shop at or parks to walk and explore in. Furthermore, if you love the nightlife, then you’ll have no problems finding numerous clubs and bars for you to check out.
As you can see, there are many things to do and see in Jacksonville. Keep in mind there a lot of other things you can do there, but the above are some of the best. The next time you visit Jacksonville, make sure you do the above things, but feel free to explore other areas of the city.