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Best of Jacksonville Guide

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Jacksonville
Although much of Jacksonville is urban, this sprawling northeastern Florida city also has nature and wildlife preserves, historic residential neighborhoods and lots of golf courses. Attractions in Jax, as the locals call it, range from art, science and history museums to a brewery tour, from the Jacksonville Landing entertainment complex, along the St. John's River, to Bronson Motor Speedway. The city's beaches offer soft sand and warm water perfect for swimming, surfing and kayaking.

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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Owner description: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, and to educate the... more Owner description: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, forever home for endangered big cats, and to educate the public about their plight in the wild and captivity. We do not breed, sell, or trade any of our animals. Our current residents include tigers, lions, cougars, leopards, bobcats, foxes, and coatimundis (the last two are “honorary cats”). We are only open on select days. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Little Talbot Island State Park
Little Talbot Island State Park
Owner description: On Little Talbot Island, construction of the Timucuan State and National Parks Multi-Use Trail is underway. The first phase of the trail will span more than 2 miles through... more Owner description: On Little Talbot Island, construction of the Timucuan State and National Parks Multi-Use Trail is underway. The first phase of the trail will span more than 2 miles through coastal habitat of Little Talbot Island. less
Attraction type: Parks
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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Owner description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened... more Owner description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over six thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; Gardens
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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
This 73-acre park is the only zoo in Florida's northeast.
Attraction type: Zoos
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Big Talbot Island State Park
Big Talbot Island State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sweet Theory Baking Co.
Sweet Theory Baking Co.
Ranked #1 of 1,811 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: Bakeries
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch
The French Pantry
The French Pantry
Ranked #2 of 1,811 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Ranked #3 of 1,811 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Jacksonville
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Jacksonville
Ranked #4 of 1,811 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant Orsay
Restaurant Orsay
Ranked #5 of 1,811 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $16 - $38
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Jacksonville Plaza Hotel & Suites
2.0 of 5
Jacksonville Plaza Hotel & Suites
$50 - $83
Ranked #33 of 131 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Value Place Jacksonville, FL (Dames Point)
2.5 of 5
Value Place Jacksonville, FL (Dames Point)
$49 - $74
Ranked #78 of 131 Hotels in Jacksonville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-295 East/Baymeadows
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-295 East/Baymeadows
$95 - $158
Ranked #8 of 131 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows
3.0 of 5
Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows
$101 - $157
Ranked #11 of 131 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Candlewood Suites Jacksonville
2.0 of 5
Candlewood Suites Jacksonville
$75 - $98
Ranked #12 of 131 Hotels in Jacksonville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Omni Jacksonville Hotel
4.0 of 5
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
$141 - $295
Ranked #13 of 131 Hotels in Jacksonville
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One Ocean Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
One Ocean Resort & Spa
$239 - $329
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Atlantic Beach
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