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Sip your way through the
city following the Jax Ale
Trail, a collaboration of
local cra; breweries.
For more information,
“The River City by the Sea” is the largest city by landmass in the continental United States, has more shoreline
than any other city in Florida, and has the largest urban
park system in the nation.
Daily’s Place — Downtown Jacksonville’s new amphitheater, which can host private events, has perfect acoustics
and connects directly to EverBank Field.
Sweet Pete’s — Because candy isn’t just for kids, treat
groups to a tour or candy-making class at this three-story
chocolate and candy factory.
Beaches Town Center — Atlantic Beach’s oceanfront
entertainment center has dozens of restaurants and
shops, plus live music on weekends.
Sand and sun Jacksonville has 22 miles of beaches, and all of them have di;erent
personalities. Spend an evening at lively Jacksonville Beach, or visit photogenic
Boneyard Beach at Big Talbot Island, dotted with dozens of live oaks.
• Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center — 275,000
gross square feet of ;lexible space
• EverBank Field (home of the NFL’s Jacksonville
Jaguars) — 200,000 square feet of meeting space
• Veterans Memorial Arena — 15,000-seat arena
• Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville — 112,000-square-
• Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts —
complex with three theaters
• Ritz Theatre and Museum — 426-seat theater in the
historic African-American community of La Villa
• 18,169 total hotel rooms
• 2,000 hotel rooms within one mile of the Prime F.
Osborn III Convention Center
• 90 daily departures to 30 destinations from
Jacksonville International Airport (JIA), a 20-minute
drive from downtown
Visit Jacksonville — Monica Smith, Vice President of Sales
and Services; (904) 421;9164; msmith@visitjacksonville.
Perfectly positioned alongside Florida’s northern Atlantic coast,
Jacksonville o;ers groups a chance to experience a di;erent side
of the state. “Visit Jacksonville’s convention-services team helps
elevate the Jacksonville experience for the more than 400 groups
that host their events in our destination each year,” said Monica Smith,
vice president of sales and services. “They help meeting planners
coordinate visits to o;-site venues, provide options for local vendors,
organize welcome receptions, provide destination information
to attendees, and strive every day to surpass meeting planners’
expectations. Our convention-services team is here to make every
group feel like VIPs they are while visiting Jacksonville.”