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Jacksonville is one of those places that don’t have to do much in order to be mentioned in books and articles – it just naturally belongs there. It is the largest city in the state of Florida in terms of land area and its location right along the beautiful St. Johns River is enough to give this place so much character and personality that continues to draw people to its soil.
With its vast space and beautiful surroundings, there are naturally a lot of things and activities that go around in this place, enough to satisfy any tourist that’s looking for a retreat from their normal lives. First off, Jacksonville is one of the busiest port cities in the US because of the different commercial and industrial establishments that have set up their operations here. With this much business going on, expect a booming financial climate in the area that translates to the different amenities that they offer in this city. This waterfront not only serves as a busy port, but is also a gateway for a myriad of activities such boat cruises, romantic strolls on the boardwalks, and fishing. Activities are pretty laidback which makes it perfect for businessmen who are planning to do business in the nearby industrial parts of the city, but who also want to spend some quality rest.
Those with a taste for adventure however won’t get bored in Jacksonville too because of the different sporting events and amusement parks right in the area. The NFL Jaguars as well as the college football event Gator Bowl Classic call Jacksonville their home giving any sports enthusiasts something to look forward to. Other interesting attractions include a waterfront marketplace for those who love to shop and eat and the Adventure Landing an amusement park that serves both kids and adults.