Family vacations and weekend getaways are a wonderful opportunity to explore new places and make lasting memories. To find the perfect destination for young and old, couples and families-- The Balancing Act went on the road and discovered an ideal destination: Jacksonville, Florida.
Located in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville is known as the River City by the Sea. It has miles of wide, pristine beaches and more than 111,000 acres of parks. If the beauty of the area weren’t enough of a lure, there’s Southern hospitality, great restaurants and endless activities to suit everyone’s interests.
According to special guest Lyndsay Rossman, from visit Jacksonville, Spring is a great time for visiting. There are numerous music, food, cultural and sporting festivals and events (Great Atlantic Seafood Festival, Springing the Blues, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, MPS Group Women’s Tennis Tournament, Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Starry Nights and THE PLAYERS Championship). In addition to these popular events, Rossman offers additional details about the many splendid reasons to make Jacksonville your next destination.
• Ecotourism: With over 111,000 acres of national, state and local parks, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the country. Kayaking, biking, Segway tours and more are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Also, a myriad of farmers markets combine local farmers and artists to sell their produce, pottery, jewelry and more on any given day of the week. Try out the new Riverside Arts Market, chosen as one of the 12 markets in the country on the Toyota Hybrid Farm to Table Tour, with over 150 vendors and a riverfront stage every Saturday.
• Family: Jacksonville is a family-friendly destination with plenty of activities to entertain kids of all ages. Fun events, programs and attractions such as the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Kids Kampus and Adventure Landing will sure to please even the pickiest of your little ones.
To learn more and plan your trip, go to www.visitjacksonville.com