If you’re planning to visit Jax in one of your travels, there are a lot of interesting places and activities that you can indulge yourself with. Here are 5 fantastic places you should visit in Jacksonville.

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

This animal care ranch provides a safe environment for endangered large cats such as lions, tigers, cougars, bobcats and leopards. Visitors will have a chance to see the animals up close and even know about the stories behind each. There are some great tours either during the day or at night which can give visitors a glimpse of how the animals are being fed.


Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

This attraction features a walking safari which can give visitors a closer view at the amazing animals and plant species. People of different ages can enjoy the exciting and interactive exhibits such as the “Land of the Tiger” and the “Australian Outback”.

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

This museum hosts one of the most stunning art collections in the Southeast. It has more than 6,000 art pieces from different periods of time. It offers an open and inviting space with beautiful gardens facing the river. If you kids, they can have a blast while expressing their creativity at the children’s area.

This place offers stunning beaches and forests which makes it the perfect place for relaxation. If you’re into outdoor activities, this place is the best place to enjoy biking, hiking or even camping. On the other hand, you can take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the scenic views.

Friendship Fountain

If you’re into taking stunning photos, you’re in fr a good show at this place. Not only can you capture the captivating beauty of the fountain but also, get a nice view of Jax. At night, you can enjoy the colorful display of lights which can also give off some romantic vibes.


*All images courtesy of TripAdvisor

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