Amanda T. Account Leadership, Marketing Industry
JAX is a place where you can experience all that Florida has to offer for healthy living and wellness. You truly can choose how active you want to be and combine both relaxation and adventure as Jacksonville has 840 square miles of experiences! There are more than 22 miles of beaches for swimming, yoga, running or relaxing, and it is home to the largest urban park system in the nation with 80,000+ acres perfect for hiking, biking and exploring the area's unique ecosystems and nature trails. You can also paddle through many nature-filled waterways and just enjoy being outdoors as the weather is pleasant all year round! I am happy to experience all that JAX has to offer in healthy living.
I came to Jacksonville from New Orleans after my boyfriend got stationed here with the U.S. Coast Guard. I did not realize how much fun stuff there was to do here! Some of my favorite things to do are to walk and bike around the Five Points/Riverside area and get fresh fruit and vegetables from either the Riverside Arts Market or the Jacksonville Farmers Market. For a newcomer (and sports fan!), I would recommend checking out a Jumbo Shrimp baseball game and a Jaguars football game. There is also a great craft-brewing scene here. And of course you need to enjoy all the different beaches and after a long day at the beach, go listen to some great live music at a variety of different music venues throughout JAX!