“A journey is a person in itself,” John Steinbeck once said. “No two are alike.” There is much truth in his words, whether you’re venturing 30 or 3,000 miles from your home. Every step you take begins a new adventure, and every journey helps you come closer to the person you were destined to become. Jacksonville vacations are the perfect opportunity to stretch your wings and seek wisdom in a new place. Each town, city, or region you visit has its own qualities, and Jacksonville, too, will wow you with glorious nature preserves and a meandering Riverwalk. Plan an easygoing trip to Jacksonville and partake of all the best tenants of Southern charm—from coastal to cuisine to golden sunshine glittering across the water as it rushes to the Atlantic.
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Jacksonville is the biggest city in Florida, and there’s plenty of rich, lush greenery to go around. If you’re staying near downtown, hide away in a peaceful oasis or the natural beauty at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Farther afield, north of the city center, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary offers a rare glimpse into the habitats of exotic rescued animals from all over the world. And if you seek a beach vacation in Jacksonville, follow the sound of waves east to the small beach towns that line the Atlantic coast—known affectionately as simply “Beaches.”
You appreciate a good history lesson and a visit to Kingsley Plantation on Fort George Island certainly has stories to tell. No trip to the South is complete without exploring a beautiful farmhouse surrounded by swaying palms and somber slave quarters. As George Santayana once wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Close your eyes and lean into the warm breeze as you remember for a moment, then build a bright tomorrow.
Another brilliant piece of Florida’s rich history is its music—the ballads of bluegrass are historic archives as jazz has created a rhythm that is uniquely joyous and soulful—and Jacksonville celebrates this heritage every year. Sway to the stylings of renowned artists at Springing into Blues during the first week of April, or plan your vacation in Jacksonville around the Jacksonville Jazz Festival over Memorial Weekend. If you’re traveling during the winter holidays, see Jacksonville Landing aglow at the annual tree lighting.
When the journey beckons like a good friend, you must take the trip, hand-in-hand with history, wild landscapes, and local celebrations, because this is how we begin our greatest adventures. Yours starts with booking Jacksonville vacation deals with Travelocity. You’ll save extra time and money with our price-matching guarantee. The search is over, so let the discovery begin.
Whether you're venturing out alone or going on vacation with family, traveling's about broadening your mind, diving into new adventures and collecting memories along the way. Ready to go?