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Jacksonville is a large city in northeastern Florida where the St. Johns River meets the Atlantic Ocean. As a regional business center, it has many museums and cultural offerings. Swimming and surfing are popular at nearby barrier island beaches such as Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach.
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Key Facts & Information
- Jacksonville, seat (1822) of Duval county, northeastern Florida, U.S., is the center of Florida’s “First Coast” region. It lies along the St. Johns River near its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Georgia border.
- Jacksonville consolidated (1968) with most of Duval county and thereby became one of the nation’s largest cities in area (841 square miles [2,178 square km]). The city is the focus of one of the state’s most populous urban areas.
- Jacksonville is an important deep water port of entry and functions as the state’s foremost transportation and commercial centre.
- The city of Jacksonville, Florida began to grow in the late 18th century as Cow Ford, settled by British colonists.
- Its major development occurred in the late nineteenth century, when it became a winter vacation destination for tourists from the North and Midwest.
- Its development was halted or slowed by the Great Fire of 1901, the Florida Land Bust of the 1920s, and the economic woes of the 1960s and 70s. Since the late 20th century, the city has experienced steady growth, with a new federal building constructed in downtown in 2003.
- Since 1940, Jacksonville has also been a major port for the United States Navy. The city is a thriving metropolis with over a million citizens.
- Due to its consolidated city-county government structure, it has the largest municipal population among Florida cities, as well as the largest land area of any city in the contiguous United States.
- Jacksonville, Florida offers a nice mix of attractions that appeal to everyone who visits. A few of them, such as the beach and Friendship Fountain, are so a part of Jacksonville’s culture and history that they’ll be on the top of your to-do list.
- Enjoy fine art and European-inspired gardens along the St. Johns River at the Cummer.
- Originally the home of art collector Ninah Mae Holden Cummer, the museum focuses on diverse, dynamic art and the beauty of nature.
- Located where the Atlantic and Neptune Beach meet, this quaint and relaxing shopping and dining hub offers some of the best shopping and dining in Jacksonville.
- Jacksonville offers a variety of beautiful courses for golfers of all skill sets and budgets.
- A great way to golf and also enjoy great food, drinks and fun times is heading to Topgolf Jax and booking one of their climate control golf booths.
- The Fort Caroline National Memorial is a historic rebuilding of the fort settled by French colonists in 1564 in Jacksonville. In 1565, the French colony was raided by the Spanish and destroyed.
- Duck Wonton Napoleon at bb’s is one of the most beautiful edible creations we’ve ever seen. Talk about some strong stack game – including boursin cheese and balsamic vinegar.
- The scallops at Taverna – these tender scallops rest on creamy butternut squash risotto, making for an unbeatable combination of flavors.
- The Pappardelle Bolognese at Ovinté – both pork and veal are slowly simmered in tomato sauce, spread over freshly made pasta and topped with ample amounts of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
- The No Hangover Melt at The Happy Grilled Cheese – if you’re around downtown Jax a lot, you’ll probably recognize this cute little truck riding around every now and then.
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