Beaches & Culture: A City in the Sun
This intriguing city scene is shot across the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, capturing the majestic beauty of the Main Street Bridge, officially named the John T. Alsop Jr. Bridge, with background images of some of the city's most iconic architecture. Shown here on this Worldwide Gifts fridge magnet, this southern city scenery is a lovely representative souvenir from Florida.
Jacksonville is the biggest city by population in all of Florida, and interestingly enough it is also the biggest city by land area in the entire contiguous United States. Jacksonville is a popular cruise ship port, and is well known for its waterways and beaches. There's always something to do when you are in Jacksonville in a city that offers fun for visitors of all ages.
Things to Do in Jacksonville
Starting with one of the main reasons to come to Florida, Jacksonville offers beautiful golden sand beaches and outstanding warm weather. River cruises are a popular and very pleasant activity with sightseeing tours along the Cumberland Island National Seashore and up the Amelia River, the St. John's River, and throughout the Intercoastal Waterways. Fishing adventures along these rivers are another enjoyable activity in Jacksonville. Twenty-one miles of wide, pristine Oceanside beaches welcome families to take surf lessons or look for sharks teeth and seashells in tide pools.
The arts and cultural scene in Jacksonville is also worthy of mention, with many outstanding art galleries and museums to visit while you're here. The Cummer Museum and Gardens is quite popular for touring, and the Jacksonville Symphony offers rich musical diversity. Visit on Memorial Weekend and take part in the yearly Jazz Festival, or come in June and July for the Beach Summer Jazz Series. Golfing is tops in Jacksonville, so bring your clubs!