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The sprawling city of Jacksonville is a natural paradise. The ‘River City by the Sea’ sits alongside 22 miles of white beaches, it's a haven for anglers, surfers, and swimmers. With seaside excursions, nature parks, and historic museums, visitors never run out of things to do here in the Florida sunshine.

Wildlife fans, take your binoculars and head to Little Talbot Island, home to dozens of native species. Then enjoy a guided kayak through Big Talbot Island’s wetland and marshes. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is another beautiful, oceanfront city park and also home to one of Jacksonville’s best surfing spots. One for the family is Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, with over 2,400 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 varieties of plants. For a walk on the wild side visit Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, where you’ll find a variety of rescued exotic big cats. If you simply want to soak up the sun, relax and eat local delicacies by the water, then Neptune or Atlantic beaches are the places for you. These are the perfect settings to drink a cold beer from the nearby Atlantic Beach Brewing Company and watch the sun go down. Jacksonville offers a variety of art galleries and museums. Recommendations include The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and History (MOSH), and The Lightner Museum. So if retail therapy is your thing, then you will love St. Johns Town Center, Jacksonville’s shopping mecca. This open-air, palm tree-lined shopping delight offers everything from Tiffany to Target. On Saturdays, head to Riverside Arts Market to peruse the goods of local artisans, craft makers, artists, and farmers. Jacksonville is still an undiscovered gem where artists, chefs, and musicians have been drawn for many years. Enjoying its relaxed atmosphere, great climate, and inexpensive standard of living. Our advice is, get down there quickly and experience it now before all the crowds arrive.