Jacksonville, Florida Attractions

Jacksonville, Florida Attractions
Jacksonville, Florida has the distinction of having the largest land area of any city in the United States. It is located in northeast Florida, along the St. Johns River. Jacksonville is a favorite destination for vacationers and tourists who are intrigued by its beaches and abundance of great outdoor activities. If you're planning a trip to this historical Florida city, you'll find plenty of things to do.

Jacksonville Zoo

The zoo in Jacksonville has over 1,000 creatures. It covers over 70 acres and lies along the St. Johns River. You can walk through botanical gardens and experience a walking safari. Stingray Bay gives everyone the chance to feed and pet some favorite sea creatures. There is also a carousel filled with wild creatures to ride. This zoo has enough activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 757-4463

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville is home to the Jaguars of the National Football League. They play at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, which opened in August of 1995 and seats 73,000 fans. In 2005, the stadium hosted the XXXIX Super Bowl and it also hosts the Gator Bowl and the yearly Southeastern Conference game between Florida and Georgia. If football isn't your thing, there are other events held at the stadium throughout the year.

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
One Stadium Place
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

The Landing

One of the most popular tourist destinations is The Landing. It is the center of the area's growing entertainment district. It lies along the St. Johns River and it's a favorite place to dine and shop. The Landings offers everything from local retail shops to big name concerts.

The Landings
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 33202
(904) 353-1188

Article Written By Jennifer Gibbons

Jennifer Gibbons is a freelance writer in Florida. Her work appears in Florida's largest network of senior publications. Her experience is in magazine publishing. Her degree in mass communications was obtained from South College of Florida.

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