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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 - last edited October

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 - last edited October

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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A Jacksonville Playlist | The Best Live Music VenuesJacksonville is the birthplace of many a famous band, from Southern Rock heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet and 38 Special to modern acts like Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Limp Bizkit, Yellowcard & Shinedown. Other notable musicians have roots here, too, like country superstar Tim McGraw and blues legend Ray Charles. 

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