Experience something new and exciting when you visit The Jacksonville Landing. This unique shopping and entertainment destination offers hundreds of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. The Landing also host fun family events and adult celebrations throughout the year. Enjoy a day of shopping, dining and outdoor live music, or attend one of the many annual events and celebrations including the Gator Bowl events, the Earth Day Ecology Fair, 4th of July fireworks, and the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10am-8pm; Fri.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., Noon-5:30pm. Restaurant and nightclub hours vary.
Established in 1914, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens features more than 2,000 animals and wildlife displayed in naturalistic habitats on 110 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Nestled at the mouth of the Trout River, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens features a variety of interesting animal exhibits that let visitors come face to face with a diverse group of wildlife, including jaguars, howler monkeys, capybaras, Western lowland gorillas, African elephants, cheetahs, and so much more. Visitors will also enjoy the zoo’s train and carousel rides.
Open daily 9:00 am-5:00pm.
Get set for a full day of theme park adventure and water park fun at Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Water Park in Jacksonville Beach. Treat yourself to adrenaline pumping rides, attractions and action-packed activities like batting cages, indoor battle arena laser tag and wacky mini golf. Shipwreck Island Water Park offers even more excitement and fun in the sun, with a range of water park attractions like fast body slides, whooshing tubes and fast paced chutes.
Adventure Landing is open Sun.-Thurs., 10 am-10 pm; Fri.-Sat., 10 am-midnight. Shipwreck Island Water Park is open May through September, with varied hours.