Whether you’re just visiting for the summer or planning to relocate, Jacksonville is a great destination for any vacation away from home – or staycation for the natives. With its beautiful beaches, rich history, and endless attractions, it won’t be hard to find things to do that the whole family will love. Here are 5 activities that are sure to provide summer fun for the kids in your family…and the kids at heart.
1) Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens keeps education first with multiple ways to explore the wonders of nature. Take a family-guided tour with an educated guide to learn fun facts about plants and hear amazing animal stories. They now offer the new Nature Agent Adventure. You and your kids can navigate the park while completing challenges and answering questions through an interactive wildlife scavenger hunt. Here, the learning never ends!
2) Adventure Landing
On average, Jacksonville is sunny 270 days per year. What better way to cool down this summer than at Adventure Landing. Stay cool while sliding down 1 of 4 Xtreme water slides or relaxing down Little St. John’s River. For the youngest ones, The Pirates Play Village features its own slides, water cannons, and waterfalls. Even on rainy days, kids can enjoy the mega-arcade and laser tag inside. This hot spot is a bundle of fun whatever the weather.
3) Peterbrooke Chocolatier Production Center
After all of the outdoor excitement, a snack break is well-deserved. Especially one dipped in chocolate! Visit Peterbrooke Chocolatier Production Center for delicious chocolate-covered treats like strawberries, pretzels, popcorn, and more. The kids won’t be able to get enough of this sweet experience – and they won’t have to. Peterbrooke Chocolatier invites kids to get crafty with chocolate at their very popular summer camp. Dessert pizza anyone?
4) Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is the perfect place to take your little future scientists and historians. It’s packed with incredible interactive learning exhibits like Health In Motion, Atlantic Tails, and JEA Powerplay. Daily programs like the Extreme Science show keep everyone entertained and fueled with knowledge. There’s so much to explore that MOSH offers a camp-in at the museum. Plan to enjoy one of the programs, one of the shows, explore all of the exhibits, and then spend the night next to dinosaurs!
5) Flight Adventure Park
Flight Adventure Park is 40,000 square feet of adventure waiting to be had! With the largest Ninja Warrior course, expect endless smiles after a day at this park. It has a jumping attraction for everyone from trampoline dodgeball, meltdown challenge, and airslam basketball. Even smaller children can jump to their heart’s content without adults and older kids during Kid Flight hours. There’s never a shortage of jumping fun for everyone!
If you find yourself visiting and loving Jacksonville more than expected, keep the adventure going by relocating to one of our many communities. Our online sales associates can help you get more information and find the perfect neighborhood for your family.