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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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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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Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach
Section of beach that is flat, sandy and uncrowded. Great for surfers and kayakers.
Attraction type: Beaches

All places to eat » Places to eat

The French Pantry
The French Pantry
Ranked #1 of 1,915 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: French, American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant Orsay
Restaurant Orsay
Ranked #2 of 1,915 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $16 - $38
Cuisines: French, American, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Ranked #3 of 1,915 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
bb's
bb's
Ranked #4 of 1,915 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, International, Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ranked #5 of 1,915 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place Jacksonville, FL (Dames Point)
2.5 of 5
Value Place Jacksonville, FL (Dames Point)
$45 - $97
Ranked #75 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Hampton Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach-Mayo Clinic Area
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach-Mayo Clinic Area
$112 - $184
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn Jacksonville I-10 West
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Jacksonville I-10 West
$102 - $167
Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jacksonville Airport
2.5 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Jacksonville Airport
$67 - $105
Ranked #22 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Jacksonville
3.0 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Jacksonville
$88 - $127
Ranked #23 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Omni Jacksonville Hotel
4.0 of 5
Omni Jacksonville Hotel
$139 - $255
Ranked #9 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
4.0 of 5
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
$144 - $228
Ranked #10 of 132 Hotels in Jacksonville
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One Ocean Resort & Spa
4.5 of 5
One Ocean Resort & Spa
$228 - $329
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Atlantic Beach
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