Must-Do Things in Jacksonville – Part 3
Looking for something fun to do in Jacksonville? You came to the right place! Jacksonville, Florida, is known for more than just its warm weather and beautiful beaches (although, who doesn’t enjoy those?). Jacksonville is a vibrant city. No matter your age or interest, you are bound to find something to love in this beautiful city.
Jacksonville isn’t just a fun place to visit, it’s a great place to live, as well. From to-die-for restaurants and stunning architecture to breathtaking parks and arts scene, why wouldn’t you want to be around these attractions and establishments year-round?
At Quest Real Estate, LLC, we know Jacksonville and the Jacksonville beach area like the back of our hand, so we wanted to share with you some of the must-do things to check out for your next trip out and about in the city. The weather is getting warmer down here and many of the tourists are headed back north, so now is a great time to explore and get to know Jacksonville more before you call it “home” someday!
Places to Visit in Jacksonville
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville – If you’re an artist or a fan of art, you need to stop by the MOCA while in Jacksonville. This museum lets you experience the latest in modern arts through different exhibitions. Art in the museum ranges in times from 1960 to present day. Mediums represented in the museum include: painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. It’s permanent collection’s themes explore: “Art as Social Commentary,” “The Evolution of Mark-making,” “Material as Meaning,” “New Media,” “Process and Object Relationship,” and “(Re)presentation.” The MOCA is in the heart of downtown Jacksonville at 333 N Laura St. across from Hemming Park. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $5 for seniors/students/military/children ages 2 to 12; and children younger than 2 are free.
Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens – This museum was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer whose gardens and personal art collection was given to the new museum. Around 130,000 people visit this museum each year. There are more than 5,000 pieces of art in the museum from 2100 BCE to the present. There is a lot of European and American paintings in the museum, along with a sculpture garden. The museum is also home to the Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain. There are 2.5 acres of historic gardens on the property filled with reflecting pools, fountains, and three flower gardens. The museum is open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, and children under 5 are free. The Cummer Museum is located at 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Riverwalks – The Jacksonville Riverwalks are a bunch of multi-use trails along the banks of the St. Johns River. There are hotels, landmarks, and other buildings and attractions surrounding the area. If you’re looking for a nice scenic walk, this is the place to go.
Looking to Buy or Rent a House in Jacksonville, Fl?
Whether you want to be cultured or inspired by art, want some exercise or just want to enjoy the beautiful river view, there’s a lot to experience in Jacksonville. These three attractions are just the tip of the iceberg of places you can explore in the city. Ready to call this place home?
Whether you’re looking to rent or buy a home, Jacksonville is a great place to live. Let our team 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 the surrounding area, and will answer any questions you have. Email us or call 904-373-9171, if you’d like more information on the Jacksonville area. Or, visit our Jacksonville homes page to view homes for sale or rent in Jacksonville, Fl.