Explore Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is situated on the Atlantic coast in northeast Florida. It has the misleading distinction of being the most populous city in the state as measured by the number of residents within the city limits which comprises all of Duval county, but it is in fact the largest city in area in the continental United States. The metropolitan area extends beyond Duval County into Nassau, St. Johns, Baker and Clay counties and has a population of more than 1.25 million people, easily exceeded by Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Orlando.

Jacksonville has miles of beaches, an assortment of museums, professional sports and abundant recreational activities. See the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, tour the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and catch a performance of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. There are many special events, such as the Gate River Run and the Players Championship Golf Tournament in March. Springing the Blues Music Festival is held for three days in April. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival and the World of Nations Celebration are also held in April. In mid-May, come for the Jacksonville Film Festival. The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament features prizes, a fish fry, seafood festival and entertainment in July. The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is in November and you can ring in the new year during the Gator Bowl New Year's Eve Street Festival on the riverfront in downtown Jacksonville.


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