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Visiting Amelia IslandLocated an hour north of Downtown Jacksonville, historic Amelia Island offers a relaxing escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. From historic spots like Fort Clinch State Park to an array of boutique shopping along Centre Street and crisp, clean beaches, it’s easy to see why so many locals recommend visiting Amelia Island from Jacksonville.

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Discover Jacksonville: A neighbourhood guide to San MarcoA short drive from the hurried pace of Downtown Jacksonville, you’ll find the laidback neighbourhood of San Marco. From the landmark San Marco Theatre to neighbourhood haunts like Balis Park, foodies, art lovers and families take pride in calling this slice of Northeast Florida their home. With so many great places to explore, discover Jacksonville with our guide to San Marco.

 

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Fossil Hunting in Florida

by AnnaJacobsen January 2015 - last edited September

Fossil Hunting in FloridaDo you have children fascinated by prehistoric creatures, dinosaurs and relics from the past? Fossil hunting in Florida is a great way to spend an afternoon in the Sunshine State, especially for budding palaeontologists.

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A Guide to St. Augustine: The Oldest City in the US

by Angie May 2014 - last edited September

A Guide to St. Augustine | The Oldest City in the US

St. Augustine – about 45 minutes from Jacksonville – is known for being the oldest city in the US, but with that title comes the inevitable tacky tourist trap attractions. Take a look at our guide to St. Augustine for the sites that are really worth seeing.

 

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Historic Jacksonville Hotels

by Angie January 2014 - last edited September

Historic Jacksonville HotelsOn the surface, Jacksonville is a progressive, fun Southern town, but its rich historic foundations are the area’s real assets. Visitors can travel back in time here, on the same virgin beaches that the Spanish explorers claimed in the 1500s, in Civil War guesthouses or in swanky Jacksonville hotels frequented by 1920s film stars. Here are some of the most historic places to rest your head in North Florida.

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The River City: A Beginner's Jacksonville Guide

by Angie January 2014 - last edited September

The River City | Jacksonville GuideStrolling through one of Jacksonville’s quaint historic neighbourhoods or taking in an open-air reggae concert at the Sea Walk Pavilion, it seems unlikely that this could be the largest land-area metropolis in the U.S., but the River City wears the crown. We’ve put together a Jacksonville guide to give first-time visitors the lowdown on the city’s top attractions.

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