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Jacksonville is in Florida

Aug 22, 2007
Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida. It is a coastal city in the north eastern portion of the state of Florida.

The locality was settled before the American Civil War but did not develop until the 1860s, when a local resident, Nicholas Jackson, offered land for a Cairo and Fulton Railroad depot. The town, named for him in 1870, became a distribution point for farm produce.

The Museum of Science and History fascinates kids and adults alike with interactive exhibits about marine mammals, the Civil War. The Jacksonville Historical Centre delves more seriously into the cities military past and the Jacksonville Maritime Museum displays models of World War II ships built in Jacksonville.

The art museum, besides an enviable collection of masterpieces, boasts one of the nations best hands on art experiences for children.

Plenty of shopping plus a chocolate factory in the San Marco historic district. In the Arlington community, walk the easy trails at Tree Hill Nature Centre and visit the zoo.

A string of beaches fronts Jacksonville, where restaurants, parks, shops and a variety of family priced hotels keep the sands action packed.

Adventure Landing attracts families with water park features, batting cages, go karts and miniature golf.

Restaurants are moderately priced with all major chains available.

The monorail system, the Skyway, is partially open and serves a limited downtown route. Bus service is available throughout the city and to some of the beaches. Due to the size of Jacksonville, a car is the best way of getting around.

The area has a very mild climate, with some variation between summer and winter temperatures. Average temperatures in the high 50s in the winter months, 70s in spring and fall, and low 80s in the summer months. The average precipitation is its highest during the months of June, July, and August accumulating 53 of rainfall in a normal year. November to April is the height of our tourist season bringing vacationers from around the world. Due to its favourable weather lifestyle centres on outdoor activities.

A new commercial is being shown to millions of potential Jacksonville tourists. People arent completely familiar with what Jacksonville has to offer and being able to really look at several different areas the beaches, downtown nightlife all those things really being able to showcase those things in the spot was a big plus. The best of Florida is right here and thats why we live here and are telling everyone who wants to listen about the area.
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Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Jacksonville Rental Site
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