Visit Jacksonville

100 North Laura Street Suite 120 32202

Why Choose Our Destination?

Whether you’re planning an intimate retreat or large-scale tradeshow, Jacksonville has the space and services for you. Our warm and welcoming spirit gives way to white-sand beaches, award-winning restaurants, endless outdoor activities, and historic and flexible venue space. Perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Coast in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville is the ideal destination with year-round sunshine and delightful weather, the largest urban park system in the nation and a nationally recognized art scene. Jacksonville is the most affordable meeting city in the state of Florida and can often accommodate tight schedules and budgets. This is a place to gather, get business done, boost morale with exciting things to do and get a return on experience well worth the investment. Take advantage of our value season from June through December to receive great offers, discounted room rates, and much more! We’re a smaller, unique destination with all the perks of a big city visitors bureau. That combination means more individualized attention for meeting planners and is why we were voted a top meeting site and destination in the South by Convention South. Always professional. Naturally fun. Beyond the meeting room, the possibilities for a memorable experience await you. From casual oceanfront lounges, to elegant country clubs, beautiful parks, and everything in between, we boast an impressive selection of unique offsite venues like TIAA Bank Field, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Sweet Pete’s and The Alhambra Dinner Theater. We have everything you need to make your next event a memorable one! We're up for business and down for fun, so make sure to pack your business suit and your bathing suit. At Visit Jacksonville, we make it our business to accommodate yours as our experienced Services Team works with more than 400 groups annually to plan, promote and execute their meetings, conventions and events in our exciting city. From the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center to the Sports Complex, Jacksonville has the perfect spot for your group of 10 or 10,000. Home to more than 200 hotels and resorts, with nearly 18,000 rooms, Jacksonville truly is the total package.

Need dates

  • 06/12/202407/31/2024
  • 09/01/202409/30/2024
  • 12/01/202412/31/2024

Awards

Getting Here

Perfectly located in Northeastern Florida, traveling to Jacksonville is quick and easy. Let's Fly Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is was listed as one of the best airports in North America when it comes to customer service. JIA was tied for first with two other airports in the Airport Service Quality Award by the Airports Council International. JAX provides non-stop flights to more than 30 major U.S. cities and is only 15 minutes from downtown Jax. The airport offers 100 daily arrivals and departures on all major domestic air carriers and a network of regional carriers. Enjoy a full-service terminal building and outstanding ground transportation options. The airport offers comforts like free Wi-Fi, rocking chairs, live music, an art gallery and a wide array of shopping and dining options. Once visitors land in Jacksonville, a variety of rental car services, taxis, and airport shuttles ensures that guests will easily arrive at their hotel or destination. The airline roster at Jacksonville International Airport is always growing, most recently adding in several non-stop flights from new airline Breeze and starting construction on a third concourse to be completed by 2025. Let’s Drive Located at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and Interstate 95, Jacksonville is accessible for drivers coming from any direction. The local area is accessible via a sophisticated highway system including U.S. highways: U.S. 1, U.S. 17, U.S. 90 and U.S. 301. Perimeter Highway 295 circles the city, making it simple to travel from the beaches to inland areas. Learn more about getting around town. Let’s Hit the Rails Daily railroad passenger service to and from Jacksonville is provided by Amtrak, connecting the city with all other locations in the Amtrak system. The Jacksonville Amtrak station is located 20 minutes north of downtown, on the city’s Northside. You've Arrived in Jax Get around Jacksonville in style on trolleys, the Skyway, buses, water taxis, and the ferry.

Distance from airport

  • Jacksonville International Airport

    14 mi. from city center


Local Attractions

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Park
A true family adventure, the Zoo has something for everyone with over 2.000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. Whether you are a visitor to Florida’s First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife, and the environment. Since 1914, the Jacksonville Zoo has supported wildlife conservation on a stunning riverfront landscape. Grown-ups and little ones alike will love feeding the giraffes at the African Overlook and watching the otters float along in the Wild Florida exhibit. The Zoo also houses an Australian Adventure, featuring colorful birds called lorikeets. Tigers roam overhead at the Land of the Tiger exhibit and Jaguars steal the show at their award-winning exhibit. During your visit, step onto the Zoo’s scenic Trout River dock. You might even spot a manatee.
370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Congaree & Penn

Recreation
A Florida farm and restaurant dedicated to agriculture & culinary endeavors, and gathering the community to enjoy both. Scott Meyer operates the nation’s smallest rice farm. It’s the only one in Jacksonville and operates as an event space, distillery and functioning farm.
11830 Old Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Museum
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. With an expansive, interactive children’s exhibit, the Cummer is the perfect attraction for art lovers of all ages.
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

St Johns River Taxi & Tours

Recreation
Riding the St. Johns River Taxi and Tours - it’s not just for transportation, it’s the best and most affordable way to book a tour to see Jacksonville from the water – and one of the prettiest ways too!

Hanna Park

Park
This beautiful, oceanfront city park in Atlantic Beach, offers more than 20 miles of biking and hiking trails ranging in difficulty, it has an area dedicated to camping, a lake for fishing and paddle boarding, access for kayaking and miles of white sand beaches. Hanna is also home to one of the best surfing spots in Jacksonville.
500 Wonderwood Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32233

TIAA Bank Field

Recreation
The home of the Jacksonville Jaguars is an attraction on its own. From its sparkling swimming pools and cabanas, to one of the largest video boards in the world as well as several state-of-the-arts meeting spaces, local food spots, and beautiful murals made by local artists, you can enjoy The Bank during game days or every Saturday during guided tours.
1 TIAA Bank Field Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Alhambra Theatre & Dining

Theater
The Alhambra Theatre is the nation’s oldest continually operating professional dinner theatre and the only professional resident theater between Atlanta and Miami.
12000 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL, US 32246

MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum
With more than 1,000 pieces in its permanent collection, MOCA Jacksonville encompasses one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art in the Southeast. View paintings, installations, prints, sculpture, and photography by some of the biggest names in the visual arts.
333 N Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Convention Centers

  • Prime F Osborn III Convention Center

    Welcome to the Prime F Osborn III Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility a unique venue that offers unconventional beauty in a setting of grand historic architecture with abundant logistical advantages and first class service.

    • Exhibit Space80,000 sq. ft.
      Total meeting space189,430 sq. ft.

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Additional Information

If you had to sum up Jacksonville in a nutshell, it would be a boiled peanut: a secret recipe, an unexpected delight, a reason to pause instead of passing through. Yes, we have 22 miles of beaches, year-round sunshine, world-class museums and all the extras you’d expect from a city our size, but Jacksonville offers a different take on the basics. We’re a little bit country, and a whole lot of (Southern) rock n’ roll. Where meetings come with less boredom and more surfboards. Throw a dart on a map of Florida, and you’ll likely land on a pretty beach, a theme park, a golf course, or a crystal-blue pool. But if you’re open to something a little different, you’ll find a slice of Florida that locals love. Don’t worry, you’re not flipping out. You’ve just never been to Jacksonville - the Flip Side of Florida. Learn more at visitjacksonville.com

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