Fabulous Torture: Things To Do In Jacksonville, Florida & REDFIN

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Things To Do In Jacksonville, Florida & REDFIN

Today I would like to write about Jacksonville, Florida. As a busy mom I like to take small family trips that way we all can down quality time together for once!  One weekend we spent in Jacksonville was a nice, relaxing short trip away from work and most importantly from social media! Just in case you’re planing a family getaway I would like to talk about what is there to offer.

The popular shoreside towns of Atlantic Beach (16 miles)Ponte Vedra Beach and Amelia Island are all within a few minutes drive from the downtown area. But stick around Jacksonville and you'll find that this city has a few tricks up its sleeve when it comes to families!
Take your kids, or friends at a day of paddle-boarding, fishing, kayaking, canoeing or playing sports such as football, softball, T-ball, or basketball – the fun opportunities are endless. You can also go nature viewing or enjoy a picnic with the family at the beach picnic pavilion.

Just steps from the beach, Adventure Landing combines the fun and chill of a splashy waterpark. The young ones will like the lazy river, Frog Hopper ride, and mini golf. Older kids take to the roller coasters, go-carts and laser tag.

One of my favorite things to do in Jacksonville is horse back riding. We booked ours at Kelly Seahorse Ranch. A short trail horse back ride from the ranch to the beach, along the park’s pristine Atlantic shore. You don’t want to skip this one!

Riverwalk is one of the most popular and well used outdoor spots in Downtown Jacksonville. I like to walk through with my family during the day when buildings are glossy and shimmering water accentuates speed boats and sailboats. 
Riverwalk has become a destination for outdoor festivals, races and public art. is usually full of  joggers, tourists, folks sitting on benches, and lovers walking hand-in-hand, all of them watching the riverboats, the shorebirds, and Downtown's skyline reflected in the water. Beautiful spot to spend your afternoon. 
If you like to hike surrounded by hummingbirds and butterflies, the Tree Hill Nature Center would be the place to go. This place is very reasonable for the entire family. Tree Hill Nature provides hands-on animal encounters like snakes, turtles, alligators, lizards, frogs, goats, gopher tortoises, owls and more!
Another great place to visit is the ZOO. Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. For the ones who live here or visit often I would recommend the zoo membership. A zoo membership pays for itself in about two visits — admission is free for the whole year once you become a member! 

If you’re a museum lover Jacksonville has a great Museum of Science, Cummer museum of Art and Gardens and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Of course don’t forget sport! American football is by far the most popular sport in Jacksonville area and if you love baseball then you are in the right place! Baseball has been played in Jacksonville nearly every year since 20th century.

Veterans Memorial Wall is definitely something worth your while! Veterans Memorial Wall is a quarter-million dollar monument that was dedicated to more than 1,500 war heroes in 1995. It is 65 feet long and made of black granite. Veterans from World War 1 all the way through to Operation Desert Storm and current middle-eastern conflicts are honored here.

The Jacksonville Jazz festival happens in Jacksonville each spring during Memorial Day weekend and last for 4 full days. Musicians from all over the world come here to play music.

If you are planing to move here, Redfin has some great real estate agents who would be willing to help you in this area. Check out this link https://www.redfin.com/city/8907/FL/Jacksonville for renting, selling or buying.

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