Best Things To Do in Jacksonville
Jacksonville often acts as a springboard for Atlantic coast exploration; the popular shoreside towns of Atlantic Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and Amelia Island are all within an hour's drive from the downtown area. But stick around Jacksonville and you'll find that this sprawling city has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to entertaining leisure travelers — especially families. The Jacksonville Zoo houses expansive habitats for giraffes, elephants and cheetahs. (For more big cats, take a safari through Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.) And for the love of the arts, spend an afternoon in The Cummer or the MOCA or a Saturday at the Riverside Arts Market.