Kick off your Jacksonville itinerary with a Jacksonville Jaguars game. The NFL team plays in the heart of downtown at TIAA Bank Field, where fans don teal and black gear as they cheer on the players. With a new quarterback (Trevor Lawrence, the first overall draft pick this year) and head coach (Urban Meyer, a former coach of the Florida Gators) for the 2021 season, there’s more on the line than ever before. Get to the game early and walk around the concourse—drop by the Bud Zone for a cold beer, and check out the Fan Entertainment Zone for games, autograph sessions, and more.
Even though Jacksonville is the largest city by land area in the contiguous United States, it has the feel of a small Southern town where everybody knows everybody. Still, there’s no hiding the fact that this city is huge with plenty to see and do – as this list of the best things to do in Jacksonville shows. It’s home to world-class restaurants (including one of the best restaurants in Florida), a booming craft brewery scene, stunning beaches, and outdoor activities galore.
What gets this city riled up the most is their NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, which plays downtown at TIAA Bank Field. During football season, you’re bound to hear locals shouting “DUUUVAL” (Jacksonville sits in Duval County) to get the crowd amped up for the game.
But no matter if you’re a local or just a visitor traveling through, there are so many reasons to be a fan of this massive city. Here, we've rounded up the best things to do in Jacksonville, Florida.
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