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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, and last admittance is 45 minutes before closing, so please check our website for the most up-to-date information. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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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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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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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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Kingsley Plantation
Kingsley Plantation
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The French Pantry
The French Pantry
Ranked #1 of 1,994 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant Orsay
Restaurant Orsay
Ranked #2 of 1,994 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $16 - $38
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Ranked #3 of 1,994 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $15 - $39
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American, Steakhouse
Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ranked #4 of 1,994 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Ranked #5 of 1,994 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

WoodSpring Suites Jacksonville I-295 East
2.5 of 5
WoodSpring Suites Jacksonville I-295 East
$48 - $121
Ranked #81 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Jacksonville South/I-95 at JTB
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jacksonville South/I-95 at JTB
$109 - $201
Ranked #1 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-295 East/Baymeadows
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jacksonville-I-295 East/Baymeadows
$104 - $191
Ranked #5 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Hampton Inn Jacksonville I-10 West
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jacksonville I-10 West
$102 - $173
Ranked #8 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
$146 - $248
Ranked #10 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Omni Jacksonville Hotel
4.0 of 5
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
$133 - $220
Ranked #11 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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One Ocean Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
One Ocean Resort & Spa
$240 - $362
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Atlantic Beach
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