One of the major reasons to move to any part of Florida is the amazing weather year-round. Jacksonville is no different and the great weather allows residents to enjoy the many outdoor activities and amenities found throughout the area. Whether you're searching for a great park, beach or something more, you can find it here.
The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
With over 46,000 acres of land dedicated to the preserve, this is one of the major attractions of Jacksonville. Many historic sites and undisturbed natural areas are found throughout the reserve. Enjoy the salt marsh, forests and so much more. Visitors can spend time kayaking, hiking, biking, boating, fishing or just observing the wildlife. The reserve is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Marineland Dolphin Adventure
Dolphins are a favorite of many and when you live in Jacksonville, you can enjoy the one-of-a-kind Dolphin experience whenever you prefer. From swimming with the dolphins to a Dream Dolphin Wedding, you can find plenty of options at the Marineland. The Marineland Dolphin Adventure is open from 9am to 4:30pm daily.
Amelia River Cruises & Charters
Cruise down the river and discover all the best sights in the city with the Amelia River Cruises & Charters. Known as the best sightseeing tour in the city, you can spend two hours learning all about the wildlife, Cumberland Island National Seashore and so much more. Tours are offered four times each day between 9am and 7pm.
Other great outdoor adventures include:
Confederate Park Dog Park
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Clinch State Park
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park/Dolphin Plaza
Old Florida Fishing Camp and Seafood Shack
Talbot Island State Parks
All of these attractions provide great outdoor fun for the entire family.