10 Things to Check Out in Jacksonville this Summer

Living in Jacksonville certainly has a lot of perks and things to do. That doesn’t mean that you have to do the same things over and over though. That’s why Air Engineers Service Experts decided to put together a list of things for you to do this summer in Jacksonville.

  • Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens; A great pick, especially for families with children, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals, 1,000 varieties of plants and the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. The zoo also has events scheduled for Father’s Day, the 4th of July and a Shark Festival in August to name a few. Admission options vary, so be sure to check the website for the best deal before you head to the zoo. The zoo is open Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Little Talbot Island State ParkYou’ll find plenty of nature and activities at Little Talbot Island State Park. With five miles of sandy beaches, you can go fishing, hiking, kayaking, surfing, beachcombing or picnicking. With upcoming events around nature photography, Florida’s sea turtles, and a nature hike, everyone can find something to enjoy in Jacksonville. Admission ranges from $2-$5 and the park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, every day of the year.

  • Museum of Science and History – Explore all the exhibits the Museum of Science and History has to offer. Upcoming summer events feature a camp-in called Dozin’ with the Dinos and for adults, there is MOSH After Dark, featuring everything from beer brewing workshops to a number of other engaging presentations. Cost ranges from $6-$10. Be sure to check the website for more information on all of the exhibits offered throughout the summer.

  • Beaches – Living in Jacksonville, you’ve probably already established your favorite beach location, but why not get outside of your norm? After all, there are 22 miles of beaches for you to catch some rays or participate in a variety of water sports. There are lots of beachside attractions where you can eat, do some shopping or check out the abundance of activities. You’ll be sure to see a few of us from Air Engineers out there enjoying every bit of it.

  • Boat Cruises and Fishing Charters – So you already know about the beaches, so why not actually get out on the water and take a ride to catch some fish. There are numerous boat cruises and fishing charters that will get you out into the deep blue to reel in the big one. Whether you want to sit back and enjoy the scenery or try your luck at finding your next “big” fish story, let one of the guides in Jacksonville cruise you around.

  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens – You can experience art, gardens and education all in one place at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The museum always has special events going on, including everything from lectures to summer Drop-In Art classes for kids. The museum is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday. Admission ranges from $6-$10.

  • Hit the Course – Sure, you’ve taken in some of the most beautiful courses that Jacksonville has to offer, but have you checked out the World Golf Hall of Fame? Not only does it feature special exhibits honoring some of the game’s greats, they host the World Golf Village fireworks, dinner and a movie on July 3rd to celebrate the holiday. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 – 6 p.m. Take a look at the website to learn more about everything the museum has to offer.

  • Jacksonville LandingStroll along the St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville and enjoy plenty of dining and shopping options. The Landing features a variety of summer events as well, from the Latinas Hot Summer Fiesta to the 4th of July celebration featuring some of the city’s best fireworks. You’ll be sure to see a few of us from Air Engineers down there for this.

  • Watch a Game – Sure, you already know about the Jaguars, but what about the other two teams in town, the Suns and Sharks. Both teams have a variety of special summer events, from bobblehead giveaways to Elvis night, so be sure to check both team’s websites to learn more.

  • Eat Up Downtown – A great way to finally try that new restaurant in town, Eat Up Downtown offers you a two week period in August to get special pricing at the city’s best restaurants. Be sure to check the website for cost and participating restaurant information and start getting your appetite ready.