Historic African-American Sites in and around Jacksonville, Fla.

African American landmarks and legacies can be found at a variety of sites Jacksonville and Duval County. While some of these sites can be visited, other listings are marked "private" and are not open to the public. 1960s Civil Rights Historic Site Marker Hemming Square, Downtown Jacksonville On…

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Ideas for Your Family Vacation in Jacksonville

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Praising its beaches, parks, family-friendly food scene and affordable hotel rates, Lonely Planet ranks Jacksonville on its world list of “10 Best Value Destinations.” The city also draws raves from Expedia, which considers Jacksonville one of the “21 Supercool U.S…

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How to Experience Jacksonville’s Wildlife

By Jennifer DeCamp Did you frequently watch the live stream waiting for April, the giraffe, to give birth to Tajiri at a New York zoo? Do you think Bengal tigers look like majestic predators, but wish they were cuddly like a house cat? If you answer yes to one (or both) of these questions, then…

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Fun Family Activities in Jacksonville

By Carrie McLaren As a Jacksonville native, I always get a thrill out of showing my kids the places I visited as a child. Now, I'll share with you. Here’s a look at some of my favorite spots for family activities in Jacksonville, Fla. Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach This adventure park is a…

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Discover the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville

By Carrie McLaren The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, located in the Riverside neighborhood just outside downtown Jacksonville, allows visitors to take a step inside a world surrounded with close to 5,000 works of art and a fantastic art education center for children. It's the largest fine arts…

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Architecture & History Walking Tour Through Downtown Jacksonville

By Hilda Mitrani It was the bridges that first intrigued me while driving through Jacksonville, considered the architectural gem of the South in the early 20th Century. Today the city's storied past enhances its position as a vibrant metropolis. The City of Seven Bridges, as it’s sometimes…

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How to Experience Jacksonville with Your Family

The child (and adult) imagination is best ignited when all five senses are activated. Not to worry, these stops in Jacksonville will keep even the littlest hands busy, with smiles all around. You Donut Want to Miss This The first rule of prepping for your visit to Good Dough for donuts is to check…

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6 Places to Discover in Downtown Jacksonville

By Carrie McLaren As a native of Northeast Florida, I love exploring Downtown Jacksonville with my children. From museums, art festivals and more – there are so many fun ways to explore Downtown as a family. Here are a few of our favorite spots – Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville – Located…

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Along the River: The St. Johns

By Chelle Koster Walton For the briefest, longest moment I was there. Decked out in hoop skirts with the warm breeze twiddling my hair, I was hearing the paddleboat captain swearing under his breath about this “damn crooked river.” His 300-foot-long, 80-foot-wide, three-story riverboat dealt with…

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6 Ways to Have Fun in Jacksonville This Summer

By Carrie McLaren This summer, families visiting Jacksonville have a variety of activities and events to choose from. Here are six ideas to get you going in this vibrant city: Soccer Time – Don’t miss the hottest team in town, the Jacksonville Armada FC soccer club, part of the North American…

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