Florida’s most populous city, Jacksonville, offers all the perks of a beach town combined with vibrant city life and plenty of Southern charm. You’ll find the water pastimes are very popular here where the St. John’s River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy swimming and surfing at the barrier island beaches including Neptune Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Museums are a definite benefit of city life, and Jacksonville offers them in abundance. The Museum of Science and History offers interactive exhibits making it fun for kids and adults alike and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens provides a tranquil and soothing experience. Additionally, the culinary venue is diverse with delicious seafood, dozens of food trucks, and international flavors.
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Jacksonville South is located within minutes to all Jacksonville’s metropolitan area’s exciting attractions, delicious restaurants, and unique shopping venues. We look forward to hosting you as our guest.
One of Jacksonville’s top-rated attractions is The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! The zoo provides something for everyone with over 2,000 exotic and rare animals and more than 1,000 different plant species. There is always something new to see as they add new animal exhibits and gardens, like the Range of the Jaguar exhibit and the Savanna Blooms garden. Children especially enjoy the Play Park with two mazes to find their way through and then they can climb, jump and get wet in the 4,000 square-foot Splash Ground.
Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History makes science and history come alive! This museum offers something for everyone, no matter your age or interest. Explore interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time, Atlantic Tails and the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals that are native to Northeast Florida. Treat your imagination with a live animal show or explore distant galaxies in the planetarium. Visitors of all ages will enjoy visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum!
The Cummer Museum of Art is one of Florida’s favorite art museums that is home to one of the best art collections in the Southeast. The museum offers genres of European and American painting which are housed in twentieth-century buildings that overlook the St. John’s River. The Museum is surrounded by stunning gardens and some of them have recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The 2.5 acres of gardens boasts tranquil reflecting pools, ornate fountains, antique ornaments, and striking sculptures.
Things to Do
- Museum of Science and History 5.3 mi
- TIAA Bank Field 6.3 mi
- The Cummer Museum of Art 6.6 mi
- University of North Florida 8.0 mi
- Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens 14.4 mi
- Jacksonville Beach 14.5 mi
- Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier 15.0 mi
- Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary 22.0 mi
- World Golf Village 24.4 mi
- Little Talbot Island State Park 27.5 mi
- Sonny's BBQ 0.1 mi
- Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q 1.0 mi
- Yum Yum Tree 1.1 mi
- Athens Café 1.2 mi
- Karem's Mediterranean Grill 1.4 mi
- Pepe's Hacienda and Restaurant 1.5 mi
- Sawa Sushi 1.6 mi
- Cracker Barrel 2.3 mi
- Southern Charm 2.8 mi
- Metro Diner 3.4 mi
- South Point Plaza 1.5 mi
- Jacksonville Landing 6.0 mi
- St Johns Town Center 6.6 mi
- The Avenues 8.0 mi
- Regency Square 8.2 mi