Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville in Florida is often thought of as a value-for -money destination. There are 22 miles of beautiful and relaxing beaches, some eco-adventures, world-class art, history, good dining, and lots of exciting attractions. With the very warm and mild climate of Florida, it also makes it a go-to destination throughout the year. There is plenty to attract you to Jacksonville, which is a destination not often considered for families, or individuals, but there is plenty to do.

If you are a single parent, then you might be travelling with children, as well as without children. You might be looking to do some dating in Jacksonville on your travels, as well as arranging things to do with your children. So without further ado, here are some of the things in the city.

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Adventure Landing Park

If you are looking for some family fun, then located just off Jacksonville Beach is Adventure Landing. It offers lots of fun all year round, including Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Laser Tag, Adventure Speedway for Go-Karts, and a Wacky Worm Rollercoaster. As well as rides and other adventures, you can take part in mini-golf, go to the arcade, or indulge your sweet tooth at the candy store. It can be a great spot for taking the kids, as well as when you want to head out on a fun and no-pressure date night. If you use a site like Jacksonville Personals, then you could make the most of your time there, and find someone to go on a date to Adventure Landing with.

Museum of Science and History

One of the most loved attractions on Jacksonville is the Museum of Science and History. There is plenty to do, with a range of exhibits and displays, suitable for all ages. You can explore displays about how the human body works, as well as discovering the exhibits about space in the planetarium. Not only that, but you can learn more about Jacksonville itself, and the role that the city has played over time. It is a good spot to take children too, but could work well for a first-date in the area too, if you want to indulge being a big kid at heart.

Atlantic Beach

You can’t go to anywhere in Florida without being too far away from a beach. But if you are visiting the area, then one beach to go to, that tends to be a little less crowded than normal, is Atlantic Beach. Not only will you get to enjoy white sands, but you’ll also be close by to some shops and some great places to eat too. There are also a great range of hiking trails and biking routes at the north point of the beach, making it a great choice for those that love to explore the outdoors.

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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Recently rated as one of the Top Zoos in the USA, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is another great choice, with some great atttractions and exhibits. The tiger exhibit is one of the most famous, with five tigers in the closure. The exhibit is unlike any other, as it allows the tigers to roam through a trail system that weaves around the park and over the top of guests heads. Giraffes, stingrays, and jaguars can all be seen at the zoo and gardens too. It is worth checking up what things they are doing on the dates that you visit, as there are some seasonal attractions and events.

Have you ever been to Jacksonville? It would be great to hear what you think and what you think is a great place for a date, as well as for families.

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