While Jacksonville is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather, sometimes you may want to switch it up and spend your Saturday doing other activities. Whether you’re a native of Jacksonville or just visiting for the weekend, you are bound to find a fun pastime to keep you busy. To help you get started on your weekend plans, we have put together a list of four of our favorite things to do in Jacksonville!
Take a Behind the Scenes Zoo Tour
Young or old, visiting the zoo will always be a great way to spend your Saturday. At the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden, you are able to take your zoo experience to a different level with the Behind the Scenes tour. During this tour, a zookeeper will guide you along a personal tour of some of your favorite zoo animals. Learn more about the animals' night dens, daily care, feeding, animal habits, and more.
Visit the Museum of Science and History
A favorite amongst Jacksonville families, the Museum of Science and History features several interactive, award-winning exhibitions to keep you entertained. Along with the core museum exhibits, there are traveling exhibits that rotate every few months.
Relax at Mandarin Park
If you’re looking for a peaceful day outside of city life, Mandarin Park is the perfect place for you to visit. Spend the day enjoying Mandarin Park’s amenities including shuffle boarding courts, a playground, barbeque grills, and walking trails. There's no doubt you'll feel at peace after spending a day along the waters at Mandarin Park.
Explore the Beauty of Friendship Fountain
Located in downtown Jacksonville, Friendship Fountain is one of the largest and tallest fountains in the world. Whether you're visiting Friendship Fountain for a peaceful daytime picnic or stopping by at night to watch the multi-colored lights, Friendship Fountain is a must-visit spot for both travelers and locals.
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