If you and your family are visiting the Jacksonville, FL area, there are a number of activities for all ages. So load up your van rental and head to one of these top 10 Jacksonville, FL activities.
Top 10 Things To Do In Jacksonville, FL
- Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: Now nearly 100 years old, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has earned a reputation as one of the best in the southeast.
- Anheuser-Busch Brewery: If you’ve ever wondered what a “born on” date was and how dried piles of hops and barley turn into liquid gold, this is where you can find out. You’ll see it all – from the raw ingredients, to the big steel vats, to the bottling line and a nice cold glass of beer.
- Kayak Amelia: Kayak Amelia runs three-hour guided tours from Little Talbot Island State Park or you can rent a kayak and do your own thing. Aside from seeing lots of grass, you’re very likely to see dolphins and manatees.
- Amelia River Cruise: If you’re not able to paddle a kayak, or just unwilling to do anything remotely laborious on your vacation, you can see some of the same sights on the Amelia River Cruise.
- Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier: Pay $4 and you can fish off the pier without buying a Florida fishing permit. Most days you’ll find dedicated surfcasters and coastal fishermen lining the rails tending lines, and they can help with any questions you have about bait, depths and quarry.
- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens: This gem on the St. Johns River has a large collection that covers a considerable patch of 14th through 19th century art. Its European collection contains works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, Rubens and Vasari, while the American works include pieces by Gilbert Stuart, John Singer Sargent, Benjamin West, Winslow Homer and Norman Rockwell.
- The Palace Saloon: Often billed as the oldest continuously operating saloon in Florida, the Palace Bar is an anchor along Fernandina’s Centre Street.
- Ritz Theater & LaVilla Museum: If you take in a show, arrive early to tour the museum to learn more about the life and times of Florida’s black community.
- The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art: MOCA is the modern counterpoint to the nearby Cummer, collecting only works from 1960 onward. The collection isn’t large but it does cover the major artistst such as Calder, Katz, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, and it brings in traveling exhibits and often hosts shows by area artists.
- TPC Sawgrass: Undoubtedly one of the best golf courses in the Southeast, Sawgrass is the home of the Tournament Players Championship.
If you are interested in visiting one of these places, contact Carl’s Van Rental and ask about our van rental deals. Contact us today at 800-565-5211 to learn more about any of our van rental options or you can request a reservation online.