5 Places to See in Jacksonville, Florida

As a teenager, I grew up in South Florida but I never visited North Florida often at all. It wasn't until I got married did I ever go to Jacksonville, Florida. My husband and I ended up going to Jacksonville, Florida all the way from New York City. We went to Penn Station and bought train tickets on Amtrak and the entire journey would take about eighteen hours. So I remember we checked our baggage in, got our tickets and waited in New York City for the train to arrive. 

When the train finally did arrive, we boarded and found our seats. I had never been on that long of a train ride before. The longest one I had ever taken was from Florida to Virginia. But the ride itself was really fun, even though it was super long!

Since it was an overnight train, when we woke up we were already in Florida. We got off at the Jacksonville Amtrak station and waited for our ride to come. That was the first time I had ever been in Jacksonville!

So what exactly is there to do in Jacksonville, Florida? Well, there is so much you'll need at least a week to see it! Here are my top five places to see in Jacksonville!

Adventure Landing Waterpark

One of Jacksonville's only waterparks, this place is amazing for families! From waterslides to laser tag, this is a fun place to let loose and have fun!

The Beach

You can't miss seeing Jacksonville's pure white beaches. There's nothing like the treasure coast of Florida and their beaches are amazing.

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

This science museum has something for everyone in the family. From dinosaur bones to a planetarium, no one will be bored here!

Sweet Pete's

If you love candy, you have to check out Sweet Pete's. With 23,000 sq.ft, it is one of the largest candy shops in the United States! And they even have the factory there in Jacksonville too!

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Everybody loves to see animals and the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a fun place! From penguins to jaguars, they have a lot of fun animals to see!

So you can see there is something for everyone in Jacksonville! And if you're needing some rehabilitation, the Jacksonville, FL addiction treatment center is a short drive away.