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Jacksonville, Florida is a southern gem of gorgeous beaches, wildlife, downtown chic and sporting cheer. A holiday here will suit anyone from shoppers to golfers, families and couples alike. The city is known for its miles of parks, beaches and waterways, and one of the finest is the beautiful Atlantic Beach. This gorgeous spot overlooks the busier Jacksonville Beach and balances a variety of cafés, souvenir shops and activities with a serene and relaxing atmosphere. But Jacksonville isn’t just about the great outdoors and as well as being home to a major symphony orchestra and the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars football team, there are museums, shops, theatres and cultural attractions to explore too.

One of the more popular of these is the historic Kingsley Plantation, where visitors can tour the grounds of the mansion and learn about one of the only surviving slave plantations in Florida. Opt for the guided audio tour for the full effect. Wildlife lovers will be happy in Jacksonville. As the number one attraction on TripAdvisor, the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful day out getting close to recued tigers and lions, or the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is another favourite for its sprawling gardens and fascinating wildlife. Combining the beauty of nature and art is the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens on the bank of the St. John's River. Each garden has a different theme and the museum restaurant is a great place to dine beneath hundred-year-old oaks.

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If you’re after something even more remote, pack up a picnic and head to Little Talbot Island State Park where you can make like Robinson Crusoe and set down a towel on your very own desert island. For family fun you’ve got Adventure Landing filled with rides, slides and swimming pools, or the Autobahn Indoor Speedway – an 80,000 foot go-karting track. For evening entertainment, try the famous ornate Florida Theatre for music, comedy and drama, or the bars and clubs of downtown Jacksonville for a night of dancing.

You could always just pull up a table at the beach if you’re feeling laid back, or try the city’s favourite drink, a Florida Mule cocktail with lime and ginger. Jacksonville, Florida is a rising southern star and a fantastic holiday destination for families, couples and even solo travellers looking to relax amongst nature, get active, or explore the city’s cultural heritage.

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10 facts about Jacksonville

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Jacksonville is the biggest city by area in the United States and has a population of approximately 850,000.

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The Camel Rider is Jacksonville’s famous sandwich. It consists of a pita pocket stuffed with cold meats and cheese, soaked in a rich Italian dressing.

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Jacksonville is known for its natural beauty and boasts one of the biggest urban park systems in the whole of America.

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Home to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, the city hosted its first Super Bowl in 2005. Visitors come from near and far to catch a game here.

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The café at Flagler College boasts the world’s largest collection of Tiffany stained-glass windows. The food is pretty good too!

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The Kingsley Plantation is the oldest surviving plantation house in Florida and features 25 original slave cabins for visitors to tour.

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Mickler’s Beach is a great place to collect shells. Look out for sharks’ teeth as this beach is a notorious place for finding them.

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The Jacksonville RollerGirls hold roller derby matches at Skate Station Mandarin where you also can take to the floor on wheels yourself.

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The Big Talbot Island driftwood forest is named for its towers of swept up driftwood. It’s a remote area and a bit of a walk, but worth it for the sight.

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The World Golf Hall of Fame is the only one in the world – we told you Jacksonville is good for golfers!

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