Why Choose Our Destination?
In the heart of Downtown Jacksonville, next to the St. Johns River, is where Jacksonville’s meetings scene flourishes. The Prime Osborn Convention Center, a former train depot, is now a historic meetings complex offering more than 275,000 sq. ft. of flexible space. The convention center is within a mile of four major riverfront convention hotels and their 2,000 first-class rooms. The convenient Downtown location means attendees are always near some of the best dining, shopping, and nightlife options that Jacksonville has to offer. Jacksonville’s Southside and Beaches neighborhoods offer dozens of full-service, limited-service and affordable properties. The city is home to 160 hotels and 18,000 hotels rooms.
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 growing again. Denver-based Frontier Airlines, a low-cost carrier, will be adding nonstop flights from Jacksonville to Denver and Cincinnati in the spring. Get more information about Jacksonville International Airport in this Airport Information Guide. 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
22.53 km from city center
Prime F Osborn III Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility
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 space7,432 sq. mTotal meeting space10,219 sq. m
What’s New in Jax: Jax is always looking to one-up itself to give visitors unforgettable memories, so let us tell you what is NEW in our destination! New Venues: Whether you are hosting a family reunion or planning an exclusive group event, there is a perfect spot for you in Jacksonville. • Daily’s Place- A 5,000 seat amphitheater has been built next to Everbank Field. Daily’s Place is now the ideal venue for concerts and shows in Downtown Jax. • Congaree & Penn- Small, integrated farm focused on local food and spirits. They offer a unique destination for weddings and events filled with southern charm. • HOBNOB, this upscale restaurant is now offering a dedicated meeting or private event space for 20-140 guests. Nightlife: Vibrant. Fun. Eclectic. Casual. That’s what you can expect when the sun goes down in Jax. Whether you are looking to dance the night away, chill with a craft cocktail by the water or bar hop with your crew. Jacksonville’s nightlife scene is filled with an option for everyone. • Breezy Jazz Club is now open in Downtown Jacksonville • Surfer the Bar is now serving drinks and cool bar fare in Jacksonville Beach • The Volstead, a speakeasy-style bar is under new ownership, but keeping the authenticity and old-fashioned feel to the space. Featuring live music and space for private events for up to 115 people. Convention Group Testimonials: “Visit Jacksonville was wonderful to work with! Since I’m not very familiar with the area, it was so helpful to have someone who was friendly and knowledgeable to assist me with recommendations of local vendors, such as photographers, plant rental, bus companies, etc. for our conference. I never had to wait long for a response and the local area materials they provided were a huge hit with our attendees, many who were international. Thanks for your help, Visit Jacksonville!” – Kristin Zupancic, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences “Visit Jacksonville offers competent, professional and efficient service for meeting planners and attendees. Want to know something about the area? They can help. Want to make something out of the ordinary happen? They can help. Want follow-up and hands on? They can help.” – Randy Bryant, Florida State Association of Free Will Baptists