Must-Do Things in Jacksonville – Part 2

Jacksonville is a happening city. If you want to sound like a local, call it “JAX.” There’s a lot to do in this city. From its food and art scene to its beautiful architecture and beaches, there’s something for everyone. It’s a great city to settle down in no matter your age!

At Quest Real Estate, LLC, we have worked in the Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach area for many years, so we know this city well, including the best must-do and must-see things. Whether you’ve never been here or have visited before, you will always find something to do in this vibrant city. For this article, we wanted to share with you a few more Jacksonville places worth checking out during your next adventure around this wonderful city, especially if you’re ready to call Jacksonville “home.”

Places to visit in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens – Love animals? Or plants? Come down and explore 117-acre zoo filled with 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants. This zoo is one of the city’s top attractions. One special exhibit called The Range of the Jaguar is a two-time national award-winning South American exhibit is breathtaking and along with jaguars, people can walk through the halls of the Lost Temple, see different snakes, frogs and more! From anteaters to zebras, this zoo has it all. This zoo has been open since 1914. The zoo is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The zoo is located at 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, Fl. General admission tickets (not including extras or rides) cost $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors (65+), $14.95 for children (3 to 12), and children 2 and younger are free.

Kingsley Plantation – Interested in visiting a National Park? Check out and explore Kingsley Plantation. On this plantation, you can see the plantation house, 25 slave quarters, the barn, kitchen house, waterfront, and interpretive garden. The plantation is named after Zephaniah Kingsley who lived there for 25 years. It is part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The plantation is 60 acres. The house was built between 1797-1798. There is an audio tour every day at 3:30 p.m. The plantation is open daily, and admission is free. It is located at 11676 Palmetto Ave., Jacksonville, Fl.

Friendship Fountain– Come walk by this fountain (day or night) for a beautiful sight! This fountain is huge with jets that go 120 feet high! It also lights up in multi-colors at night. The foundation is located in St. John’s River Park. Believe it or not, this fountain is one of Jacksonville’s most popular attractions. The fountain and park opened in 1965. It’s a beautiful sight to see!

For even more must-do things to see in Jacksonville, come back to our blog in May!

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As you can see, there many things to see and do in Jacksonville. These three attractions are just a glimpse into the many places you can explore in the city. Who wouldn’t want to call this place home?

Whether you’re looking to rent or buy a home, Jacksonville is the city to be in! Let us help you buy or rent a house in Jacksonville, Fl. As a Jacksonville property management company, our team at Quest Real Estate, LLC, are experts on Jacksonville and will answer any question you have every step of the way. Click to email us or call 904-373-9171, if you’d like more information on the Jacksonville area, or information on homes for sale or rent here in Jacksonville, Fl.

Must-Do Things in Jacksonville – Part 3