Warm Weather Activities in Jacksonville
As fun as it is to snuggle under a blanket at home and marathon our favorite television shows, spring is now in full swing, so it’s time to throw off that blanket and step out into the gorgeous sunshine! Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Jacksonville area during our favorite time of year.
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Is there any cooler way to give back than to hang out with lions, tigers, and bobcats (oh my)? See amazing big cats up close at Catty Shack Ranch, an exotic animal rescue organization dedicated to providing love, care, and a permanent home for endangered animals. Visitors can sign up for afternoon tours or the exciting nightly feeding tours, only $10 for adults.
- Address: 1860 Starratt Road, Jacksonville, FL
- Phone: 904-757-3603
Big Talbot Island State Park
Less than an hour outside Orange Park, Big Talbot Island State Park has something for everyone–boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching. You can also picnic or explore the unearthly beauty of the skeletal driftwood on the famous Boneyard Beach. It is well worth a drive even from as far as St. Augustine to experience this sprawling natural treasure.
- Address: State Road A1A North, Jacksonville, FL
- Phone: 904-251-2320
If you have a GMC, find out what truck accessories you’ll need for maximum outdoor fun at Big Talbot Island this season!
Riverside Arts Market
For those that like to shop, browse, people-watch, and eat, come to the Riverside Arts Market on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can do your weekly grocery run right next to the St. Johns River, with no fluorescent lights in sight! Enjoy live music and see over 100 artisans and farmers.
- Address: 715 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
- Phone: 904-389-2449
Getting hungry? Take a look at our Jacksonville restaurant guide to find out where you should break for lunch go for a night on the town!
Cummer Museum and Gardens
Not only does the Cummer Museum boast one of the best art collections in Florida, it maintains breathtaking historic gardens stretching for 2.5 acres. If you need to escape the heat, take a break under the massive canopy of one of the oldest oak trees in town.
- Address: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
- Phone: 904-356-6857
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Ready to soak up the warm weather and have some fun? Learn more about all the family-friendly fun to be had in Jacksonville! We have plenty of suggestions to liven up your spring and summer vacations.
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