Jacksonville is a city that likes to go big. It operates the largest urban park system in America. Annually it hosts the Gate River Run, the largest 15K race in the U.S.A. The Jacksonville Jazz Festival ranks as the second largest jazz festival in the nation. Friendship Fountain, one of Jacksonville's most recognizable and popular tourist attractions was built in 1965 and at that time was promoted as the "world's tallest and largest fountain."
Jacksonville is a place of natural beauty with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and St. John's River dividing the city in half. Since the temperature only drops below freezing on average ten to fifteen nights a year, the scenery of Jacksonville can be readily enjoyed all of the time. There is always something going on by the water.
Need a little excitement in your vacation package? Why not add sports to your holiday memories? Jacksonville has over 70 public and private golf courses; a host of water sports to choose from; and is home to a National Football League team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Film and movie buffs will note that Jacksonville is a popular shooting location for many movies and television series. Jacksonville also houses the Florida Theater, one of only four remaining high-style movie palaces built in Florida during the boom of the 1920's. Those wishing to shop, dine, and take in some nightlife will feel right at home in Jacksonville. The choice of shops, restaurants, and nightclubs is lengthy promising something just right for everyone.