Discover places by shuttles while in Jacksonville
The city of Jacksonville is a huge sprawling one that is found in the northeastern part of Florida. It’s located just at the estuary of the River John and the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to several big businesses, making a center for commerce in the region.
Jacksonville is often overlooked as a vacation spot but there are numerous fun filled activities that visitors to the city can partake in such as surfing and swimming, to name just a couple. Some of the more popular spots for fun activities include Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach. The headquarters of the PGA golf tour is also located in here. Here are some places that you and your family can consider visiting while in Jacksonville.
The Yellow Buff is a historical site about 10 miles from JAX was erected during the American Civil War by the Confederate troops to keep the Union boats from attacking. The fort did not see widespread action at the time of war but is still a very interesting historic site. If you’d like to get to know the history of Jacksonville try visiting the Jacksonville Historical Center. From the days when it homed the Timucuan Indians and its transitioning into a major port. The best part is that it is only about 15 miles from JAX airport.
A popular attraction is Adventure Landing which is about 25 miles from the airport. Adventure Landing is on the east of the Intracoastal Waterway and features laser tag, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, bumper boats, video arcades and various snack bars. This is a family entertainment center which can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The Waterpark has 11 waterslides and a large wave pool. Another attraction that you won’t want to miss is the Alhambra Dinner Theatre. The Alhambra Dinner Theatre used to feature professional musical comedies in Broadway style years ago in this 400-seat theatre. There is a wonderful buffet and large selection of beverages.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
→ This park covers an estimated area of 117 acres with more than 2,000 animals and over 1,000 plants found in its grounds.
→ The zoo features lots of exhibits including talks led by the zookeepers, countless animal encounters, a train, a carousel and even a 4D theater.
The Beaches Museum and History Park
→ First is the 28 ton 1911 steam locomotive that was used in the early 1900s that you are able to see on your visit to the park.
→ The museum features exhibits comprised of local history and art that are specially curated to celebrate the Jacksonville area.
Using the St. Johns River Ferry / Mayport Ferry
→ Among some of the more interesting things that you will be able to watch as you cross the river aboard the ferry are porpoises and seabirds that frequently cross the river.
→ The ferry ride will covers nearly a mile of the St. John’s River and operates 365 days a year so be sure to stop by this one of a kind attraction while in town.
Jacksonville Sporting Events
→ EverBank Field is the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This massive stadium seats almost seventy thousand people and features the Bud Light Party Zone and the Fan Entertainment Zone Pepsi Plaza, which is a super deluxe tailgating area.
→ Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is where the Jacksonville Suns play and it is considered to be one of the top minor league baseball stadiums in the country.