75 Fun Things To Do In Jacksonville, Florida

Located on the northeast coast of Florida and the meeting point of the Atlantic and the St John’s river, Jacksonville is the most populated city in the state. From beautiful golf courses to sandy beaches to cultural attractions, Jacksonville is not lacking new and exciting things to do. Here’s 75 fun attractions for you to check out:

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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

Volunteer at Catty Shack and make friends with lions and tigers

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Garden

Commune with the living artwork in The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

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Little Talbot Island State Park

Walk the Big Talbot Island driftwood forest at Little Talbot Island State Park

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The Florida Theatre

Embrace the electric atmosphere inside The Florida Theatre

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Atlantic Beach

Reel in a big one while fishing off the Atlantic Beach pier

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Kingsley Plantation

Imagine the life of slaves by visiting slaves quarters at Kingsley Plantation

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EverBank Field

Ride a water taxi to a Jags game at EverBank Field

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St Johns Town Center

Shop, eat, drink, repeat.. at St Johns Town Center

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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Meet Saki monkeys up close and personal at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Camp close to the ocean at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

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One Way Out Jacksonville

Think “outside of the box” to find hidden clues to your escape at One Way Out Jacksonville

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Riverside Arts Market

Spend an afternoon supporting local food vendors, artists and musicians at the one-of-a-kind Riverside Arts Market

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Friendship Fountain

Jump in Friendship Fountain on a hot summer night

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The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island

Order a dish which is served on a 250-million-year-old Himalayan salt block

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Treaty Oak Park

Have your family photos taken at Treaty Oak Park

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Skate Station Mandarin

Enjoy a roller-derby match with the Jacksonville RollerGirls at Skate Station Mandarin

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Ritz Theatre & Museum

Witness the Ritz Theatre & Museum Amateur Night

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Deep Search Records

Hunt for rare and brand-spanking-new vinyl at Deep Search Records

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The Great Escape Room

Find clues to escape from the library room at The Great Escape Room

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Up The Creek Xpeditions

Spend a couple serene hours kayaking the St. Johns River with Up The Creek Xpeditions

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St. Johns River

Watch the Blue Angels soar over you while floating on the St. Johns River

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Mickler's Landing Beach

Search for sharks’ teeth on Mickler’s Beach

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Seawalk Pavilion

Take a blanket & some popcorn to enjoy an outdoor flick as part of the Moonlight Movies Film Series at SeaWalk Pavilion

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Fort Caroline National Memorial

Delve into early American history at Fort Caroline National Memorial

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Clark’s Fish Camp

Try snake cooked to perfection at Clark’s Fish Cam

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Memorial Park

Start a pick-up soccer game with strangers in Memorial Park

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Rain Dogs

Sing your precious little heart out during Thursday Karaoke nights at rain dogs

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Cumberland Island

Take a day trip to Cumberland Island by ferry

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Ortega Bridge

Find a Fourth of July perch on the Ortega Bridge

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Riverside/Avondale Historic District

Feel the small-town vibe at Riverside/Avondale Historic District

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Pete's Bar Neptune Beach

Spend Thanksgiving morning pre-gaming for your in-laws at the annual Pete’s Bar street party

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Theater Jax

See a production at Theater Jax

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Black Sheep

Sip a cocktail atop Black Sheep’s rooftop bar at sunset, taking in the St. Johns and Downtown skyline.

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Kona Skate Park

Gaze in awe at the veritable skateboard museum at Kona Skate Park

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Huguenot Memorial Park

Roast s’mores over a fire while you’re camping for a night at Huguenot Memorial Park

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Metro Entertainment Complex

Go see the Saturday night drag show at Metro Entertainment Complex

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CoRK Arts District

Date/ingratiate yourself to someone with a studio at CoRK Arts District

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St. Johns River Ferry

Take a ferry ride up to Talbot Islands with St. Johns River Ferry

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Chamblin Bookmine

Spend an afternoon getting lost inside the bibliophile’s utopia that is Chamblin Bookmine

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Harmonious Monks

Sing along with the wait staff while dancing on the bar at Harmonious Monks

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Metropolitan Park

Celebrate a perfect date night with a bottle of wine while the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra serenades you under the stars at Metropolitan Park

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Jacksonville Beach

Surf the poles at Jacksonville Beach

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Lemon Bar

Spend a summer afternoon day-drinking at Lemon Bar along Neptune Beach

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Riverwalk

Stroll the length of the Southbank Riverwalk

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Video Game Rescue

Play a large number of vintage video games and pinball machines at Video Game Rescue

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Clara White Mission

Serve breakfast to the needy at the historic Clara White Mission

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Dog Wood Park

Strut your mutt at Dog Wood Park

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Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Swim with the dolphins at Marineland Dolphin Adventure

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Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail

Bike the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail-Trail

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Cuba Hunter Park

Lace up your skates and scoot over to the Cuba Hunter Park for skateboarding fun

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Adventure Landing

Slip and slide at Adventure Landing

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Blue Cypress Center And Park

Enjoy a game of air hockey or table tennis at Blue Cypress Center And Park

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The Brew Bus Jacksonville

Enjoy a booze cruise on The Brew Bus Jacksonville

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Beaches Fishing Charters

Spend a great day fishing with Beaches Fishing Charters

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The Avenues

Shop ‘til you drop at The Avenues

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Jordan Park

Play a game of basketball, kickball or softball at Jordan Park

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Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

String some Christmas lights on your boat and float down the St. Johns as part of the annual Jacksonville Light Boat Parade

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Theodore Roosevelt Area

Walk the quiet trails through the woods at Theodore Roosevelt Area

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Ray Greene Park

Feed your enthusiasm of BMX racing at Ray Greene Park

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e2ride bike tours

Enjoy fun-filled bicycling adventures at e2ride bike tours

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Victory Casino Cruises Jacksonville

Take a joyous casino cruise trip with Victory Casino Cruises Jacksonville

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Tree Hill Nature Center

Meet butterflies & gopher tortoises up close and personal at Tree Hill Nature Center

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Museum of Southern History

Have your photo taken with one of historical sculptures at Museum of Southern History

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Stockton Park

Take a deep breath amidst the serenity of Stockton Park

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Ed Austin Regional Park

Walk some nice paved trails at Ed Austin Regional Park

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River City Brewing Company

Taste flavorful drinks and get a great patio view of St. Johns river at River City Brewing Company

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Sun-Ray Cinema

Go to funky and fun historic Sun-Ray Cinema

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Jacksonville Walking Tours

Get yourself entertained with a fun walking tour with Jacksonville Walking Tours

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Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens

Strap on your boots and hike through the trails or bring a book and relax under a tree at Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens

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Castaway Island Preserve

Take your slice of intracoastal nature at Castaway Island Preserve

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Jacksonville Landing

Jump on a water taxi and have a mini tour of Jacksonville Landing

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Autobahn Indoor Speedway

Feel the adrenaline rush with Autobahn Indoor Speedway’s thrilling go-karts racing

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Alexander Brest Planetarium

Lean back and enjoy a light show with music at Alexander Brest Planetarium

The coastal town of Jacksonville serves up tons of fun things to do and see. It’s likely we didn’t catch all of them in our top 75 list. So make sure to keep bugging us if we missed one of your favorites! Don’t forget to check out the best weekend getaways in Florida and all of the things to do down in Key West!