If you’ve been following the news in Jacksonville Florida, you’ve discovered Hotels, Meeting Venues, Air & Ground Transportation, and Cruising from JAX port – now explore the Culture, Art and Parks that come with a visit this way.
New at JAX Parks:
- Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the nation with 80,000 acres of parks and green areas.
- One of Jacksonville’s most unique natural attractions, Tree Hill Nature Center is unveiling a new project that is a few years in the making. On July 19, they will host the grand opening of the Joseph A. Strasser Boardwalk Trail. The 500-foot-long wooded boardwalk trail connects the main Tree Hill site to the Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater site where events are held. Tree Hill is a nature preserve that includes a natural history museum, butterfly garden, petting zoo and more than 50 acres of trails.
- Amelia River Cruises is now offering daily nature/history tours through Thanksgiving Weekend. Their Eco-Tours are now underway until August 17th and another exciting option, the Twilight Adult-Oriented BYOB Cruise with live, local entertainment has resumed Monday through Saturday evenings until September 5th. Cruises go from Fernandina to Cumberland and Amelia Island.
New with JAX Arts & Culture:
- Jacksonville’s art scene is recognized worldwide, we are one of the top 25 Art Destinations in America.
- The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society is one of more than 1,800 museums across America participating in Blue Star Museums for military personnel and their families this summer. Museums involved in this program will give free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.
- Visit the newly improved Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Expected to be finalized in fall of 2013, campus improvements include a new outdoor café, a sculpture garden and the renovation of The Olmsted Garden, a 200 feet riverfront garden. The Cummer is one of the most visited museums in the Southeast.
- Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest continuously operating community theater in the country, underwent a $100,000 renovation that included repairs to its climate control system and the complete renovation of the lobby restrooms.
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