Visit Jax to Experience Miles of Beautiful Sandy Beaches and Top-Notch Sports Venues
Home to the NFL’s Jaguars and a host of attractions, Jacksonville is a major city with a charming feel
Jacksonville is the ideal destination where guests can enjoy the excitement of a major city as well as the lure of the great outdoors. Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the nation with more than 80,000 acres of parks, including three national parks, seven state parks and more than 400 city parks, plus dozens of unique gardens and an arboretum. Explore unspoiled wetlands, marshes and woods.
Looking for fun activities nearby? With over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is one of only seven zoos in the United States with an animal wellness team, helping provide the very best care for our animals. Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the nation with more than 80,000 acres of parks, including three national parks, seven state parks and more than 400 city parks, plus dozens of unique gardens and an arboretum.
With 1,100 miles of navigable water, Jacksonville has more shoreline than any other city in the nation. It is home to 22 miles of beaches, 40 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway, 50 public boat ramps and the longest stretch of the St. Johns River in the state of Florida.
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TIAA Bank Field
Sports Covered: Football
Home to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, TIAA Bank Field is also the headquarters of the popular professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling. This $121 million stadium opened in 1995 and has a capacity of 67,814 (expandable to 82,000). One of the most unique fan experiences in all of sports, TIAA Bank Field is home to two swimming pools on the north side of the stadium, where fans can watch the game while waist deep in a pool. It has hosted a variety of major events, including Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005.
University of North Florida Hodges Stadium
Sports Covered: Football, track and field, soccer
Hodges Stadium is where the University of North Florida soccer and track and field teams play their games. Opened in 2004, the stadium features a lighted field and a nine-lane international track. It also houses classrooms, the Browning Athletic Training and Education Center and serves as the primary home for many members of the UNF Athletics Department. The track has full markings for all NCAA and IAAF events, including the ability to run directional events in either direction on either straight. All field event areas are within the stadium, including four horizontal jump pits, eight pole vault locations and multiple areas for each throwing event.
121 Financial Ballpark
Sports Covered: Baseball
The 121 Financial Ballpark, which opened in 2003, is one of the premier minor league ballparks in North America. Featuring an old-fashioned design, brick facade, and a grass seating berm, the ballpark reminds fans of the days of yesteryear and preserves all of the wonderful tradition baseball has to offer. The vivid sightlines capture the action up-close while providing fans with comfortable seating and easy access to concessions and restrooms. 121 Financial Ballpark sits on a little more than nine acres and includes a 112,000-square-foot field, 12 luxury skyboxes, four skydecks, a large scoreboard and videoboard, a playground, and the “knuckle” – a unique nine-foot-high mound for seating at the left field corner.
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
Sports Covered: Hockey, basketball
The VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena with a capacity of up to 15,000. Built in 2003, the arena is home to the East Coast Hockey League’s Icemen, the National Arena League’s Jacksonville Sharks, the American Basketball Assocation’s Jacksonville Giants and the Florida/Georgia Hall of Fame. The VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena has hosted the NCAA Men’s Regional Basketball Championships in 2006, 2010, 2015, and in 2019 as well as some of the biggest names in entertainment including: Paul McCartney, Elton John and Garth Brooks.