Downtown Riverfront/Jacksonville Landing
Jacksonville’s riverwalks are among the finest and most scenic in the nation. Lining the north and south banks of the St. Johns River, the two are connected by either water taxi or by the pedestrian. Bicycling, jogging, rollerblading, skateboarding, and walking are common pastimes enjoyed by both young and old.
Popular with fishermen and spectators alike, surrounding beaches like Jacksonville Beach, Fernandina Beach, St. Augustine Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach Pier give visitors a remarkable view of the coast and oceanfront skyline from as far away as 1,320 feet offshore!
Museum of Science & History
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is a must-see destination in Downtown Jacksonville for both children and adults. Located right next to the enormous Friendship Fountain and adjacent to both the Southbank Riverwalk and a water taxi stop, touring the museum is a great way to spend a few hours during the heat of the day. The museum’s feature exhibits are very well thought out and elaborately constructed.
St. Johns Town Center Mall
St. Johns Town Center, an outdoor, pedestrian-friendly, “Main Street” style mall (dubbed a “lifestyle center” in the retail industry), is THE premier shopping and dining destination. St. Johns Town Center is home to the likes of Tiffany & Company, Louis Vuitton, Nordstrom, Microsoft, and The Apple Store.
Jacksonville Jaguars – NFL Team
The Jaguars play regular season games and a couple of preseason games at Everbank Field from August-early January. With a capacity of over 70,000, Everbank Field is one of the largest stadiums in the National Football League and has the largest scoreboard screen in the world! In addition to Jaguars games, Everbank Field hosts the annual Florida-Georgia college football game (Oct. or Nov.) and the Gator Bowl game (New Year’s Day). In 2005, Everbank Field hosted Super Bowl XXXIX between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.