Getting Active in Jacksonville
Welcome to Jacksonville, “Where Florida Begins” and where metropolitan architecture meets small town elegance. There’s fun to be had from sun up till sun down and from sun down until 2 AM. After that, it's up to you! Check out the links below to explore all Jacksonville has to offer! For additional information, call one of our friendly customer service representatives for assistance.
For general information on Jacksonville tourism go to visitjacksonville.com
Florida is famous for its beaches and the Jacksonville area has miles of beautiful white sand along its coast. Oceanfront parks such as Huguenot Memorial Park and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park are favorites among locals looking to escape to the beach for a relaxing day of sun, sand and surf. Seaside communities such as Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach also have beautiful beaches as well as shops, bars, restaurants and a calendar of events to keep you entertained throughout the year. Visit the oldest city in the nation, St. Augustine, just a short drive south of Jacksonville.
Concerts & Performances
For an up-to-date calendar of live music, comedy, theatre, film and dance performances around town visit folioweekly.com.
Florida Theatre (downtown Jacksonville) – From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues, the Florida Theatre offers 200 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age.
Freebird Café (Jacksonville Beach) – One of the country’s premier smaller live music venues showcasing a spectrum of national and regional touring artists.
Jacksonville Landing (downtown Jacksonville) – Overlooking the St. Johns River the Landing offers outdoor concerts and events every weekend.
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts (downtown Jacksonville) – Home of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra this venue also hosts various concerts, plays, musicals and dance performances
Veterans Memorial Arena (downtown Jacksonville) – This is Jacksonville’s large-scale venue for national and international bands and artists.
The Prime Osborn Convention Center is a 265,000 square foot facility 20 minutes from Jax JetPort and with 1500+ hotel rooms within a five-mile radius.
Carnival Cruise Lines offers 4 and 5-day cruises from Jacksonville to The Bahamas aboard the 2,052-passenger Carnival Fascination. All cruises sail from the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal, located in North Jacksonville.
For more entertainment, arts, holiday, nature and sporting events in the greater Jacksonville area, check out visitjacksonville.com
January – Taxslayer Bowl (Formerly the Gator Bowl)
March – Concours d’Elegance, Great Atlantic Music & Seafood Festival
April – Springing the Blues Festival
May –THE PLAYERS Championship, Jacksonville Jazz Fest, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
July – Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament
October – Georgia vs Florida Football Classic, Jacksonville Film Festival
November – Sea and Sky Spectacular Air Show
December – St. Augustine Nights of Lights
The St. John’s River in Jacksonville is full of sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, redfish and more. Off the coast of Jacksonville, the list of saltwater sport fish to be caught includes dolphin, tuna, wahoo, grouper and snapper – just to name a few. Check out Jacksonville’s popular fishing holes, watch the local weekly fishing report to see what’s biting, or find a guide for your own private fishing charter.
There are over 50 private, semi-private and public golf courses in the greater Jacksonville area. Most notably are TPC Sawgrass (home of THE PLAYERS Championship) and World Golf Village (with internationally-known golf courses, King & Bear and Slammer & Squire). For a complete list of Jacksonville golf courses visit worldgolf.com
Oak Leaf Town Center (Directory) – 49 shops and eateries, 8 miles from Jacksonville JetPort
Orange Park Mall (Directory) – 113 shops and eateries, 14 miles from Jacksonville JetPort
St. Johns Town Center (Directory) – over 150 upscale shops and eateries, 30 miles from Jacksonville JetPort
Jacksonville Jaguars – Schedule | Tickets
Jacksonville Sharks (arena football) – Schedule | Tickets
Jacksonville Suns (minor league baseball) – Schedule | Tickets
Jacksonville University Athletics – Schedule | Tickets
University of North Florida Athletics – Schedule | Tickets
Driving directions from Jacksonville JetPort to your destination.
What Our Clients Say
Best FBO ever! I had a 1/2-day mission in Jacksonville, and they treated my lowly Baron as if it was a BBJ! The ramp personnel were very friendly and exceptionally professional – they even loaded my rental car at the aircraft and drove it to the curbside so I would have minimal delay. Same hospitality and professionalism on departure.
These folks really respect my time and help me get things done quickly and safely. I will definitely be back. Great job, Jacksonville Jetport!!!
I used JaxJet for a weekend reunion in Jacksonville. Couldn’t ask for a better experience. I sent an email asking for details of charges for my planned stay. Got a phone call back within 5 minutes! (I also emailed the other FBOs in town, including at JAX and received email replies) Cecil was my choice and I have no regrets.
Came down the East coast w/ VFR Flight Following and the trip through the airspace and terminal area was excellent. Easy in, Easy out, no complaints. Prices and costs exactly as promised. Seems none of the hotels downtown run a shuttle to any airport, not even JAX so unless you are renting a car or have someone in the area to pick you up, it’s a hefty cab ride.
This FBO is top notch. I made several calls to them about my trip. On my first call I spoke with a gentleman that said they refer to him as ASTRO. I explained I would be getting in late, he said no problem and gave me his cell number to call when I arrived. I called the FBO on my day of arrival and spoke with Rusty. I explained we wouldn’t be in until 2:00am again he said no problem that he would wait for me to arrive no need to call ASTRO. Due to weather we got there at 3:00am. He met us on the ramp with a smile.
For a FBO to close at 9:00pm and have two of their employees to offer to wait for us was beyond great customer service. This was my third visit to this FBO and have always had great service from everyone including the tower.