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Things To Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Local Area Guide

local-areaJacksonville is the most populous city in all of Florida, and its downtown boasts an array of exciting dining and entertainment options alongside shopping and cultural attractions. Jacksonville is also home to numerous festivals, sporting events, and world-class golf courses. The Jacksonville Riverfront Crowne Plaza is located in the midst of all the downtown action. Our gorgeous waterfront views and convenient location near surrounding historic districts make for a perfect Jacksonville vacation.

Music lovers will find plenty spots to groove in Jacksonville, host of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and the Springing the Blues Festival each spring.  Jacksonville also boasts plenty of year round entertainment options including the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, the majestic Florida Theater, and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Jacksonville is home to numerous world-class museums, including the Museum of Science and History, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the unique indoor/outdoor Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens - all just minutes from the hotel.

Tourists and locals alike will delight in the nearby Jacksonville Landing, a 126,000 square foot complex housing dining, nightlife, and entertainment options.

Sports fans love our close proximity to Everbank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jacksonville is also host to 'The World's Largest Outdoor cocktail Party' held each year when The University of Georgia plays the University of Florida in an epic football rivalry.

There are plenty of tasty dining options to choose from in Downtown Jacksonville, from the hip Bistro AIX to a delicious Japanese-inspired Sake House. Or you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner without ever leaving the hotel! Enjoy upscale steaks, lobster or fish at Ruth's Chris Steak House as you take in the gorgeous views of the St. John's River. Head to The American Grill for a more casual meal morning, noon and night. We also provide a Starbucks coffee bar, serving the freshest hot coffee, iced coffee and Tazo teas alongside muffins, cookies, fruit and more.

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