Things To Do In Jacksonville

Up to Half Off Legends Lingerie Football Game

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

$46.25 $23

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In their second game of the season, the Breeze host the Omaha Heart in an Eastern Conference showdown

Up to 51% Off Muscle-Car-Driving Experience

Deercreek

$199 $99

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

Up to 63% Off Family Expo

Midtown

$20 $10

Expo features speakers, vendors, a kids’ zone, fun giveaways, a live band, and fashion runway shows

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 53% Off Surfing Lessons

Jacksonville

$60 $30

Beginner-level lessons cover surfing fundamentals; two-person lesson with pro surfer teaches advanced techniques

Adventure Landing Jacksonville – Up to 52% Off

Multiple Locations

$26.99 $13

Groups race in go-karts, compete in themed laser-tag matches, and putt through mini-golf courses

Up to 55% Off Bike Rental

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Eight-hour bicycle rentals help visitors explore Amelia Island

52% Off Introductory Kiteboarding Course

Southide Estates

$99 $49

Hour-long class gets singles and couples acquainted with a kiteboard's basic maneuvers, from self-launching to flying and landing techniques

Up to 52% Off Belly-Dancing Party for Kids or Adults

Avenues

$375 $180

Attached to private parties such as birthdays, girls nights out, or bridal showers, guests learn to belly-dance while watching a performance

Up to 48% Off Private Party, Summer Camps, or Open Jump Session

Jacksonville

$24 $13

Bounce houses and obstacle courses thrill kids during open play and summer camps; plan parties for up to 30 with refreshments and jump time

50% Off Romantic Dance Date

Jacksonville

$299 $149

Couples have the ballroom to themselves, enjoying appetizers and wine at a candlelit table before learning how to waltz, tango, or rumba

Up to 70% Off a Sailing Lesson or Sunset Cruise

Mandarin

$300 $90

Captains take groups out for a cruise in waters frequented by manatees and ospreys; accredited instructors teach hands-on sailing techniques

Up to 86% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Jacksonville

$170 $25

Build confidence and self-defense skills in classes led by international-level black belt instructors

61% Off CrossFit at Steel Mill Crossfit & Gym

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Rep-based CrossFit workouts are scalable to challenge students of any fitness level

Up to 69% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Choreographers marry street-style dance with cardio as students of all ages tone muscles and melt fat in high-energy classes

53% Off Martial Arts

Jacksonville

$135 $63

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Up to 71% Off Hot-Yoga Classes

San Marco

$120 $35

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Studio offers Vinyasa and Bikram hot yoga to yogis of all levels during 60-, 75-, and 90-minute classes

Up to 91% Off Boot Camp Classes

Jacksonville

$269 $39

Expert trainers assess physical ability before training participants in boot camp and speciality classes

56% Off

Murray Hill

$90 $40

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Up to 70% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Springfield

$99 $35

60-minute cardio-boxing classes hit the heavy bag and speed bag and incorporate mitt work to simulate traditional rounds of boxing

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Jacksonville

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 52% Off Personal Training

Atlantic Boulevard Estates

$60 $29

One-on-one personal training sessions help clients learn proper form, advanced movements, and build a base to reach fitness goals

50% Off Services

Jacksonville

$140 $70

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Up to 67% Off Personal Training

Hillcrest

$105 $40

Personal training sessions tackles exerciser's goals, whether that means losing weight, building muscle, or increasing endurance

Up to 63% Off Personal Training

Pulse Fitness Center

$200 $79

Trainer customizes personal-training sessions to clients based on their age, gender, metabolism, and goals

84% Off Group Personal Training at CROME

Multiple Locations

$179 $28

Program led by certified instructors increases lean muscle, decreases body fat, and improves athletic coordination with a new daily workout

Up to 51% Off Jacksonville Walking Tour

Jacksonville

$40 $20

Tour-goers hear behind-the-scenes stories of some of the city's historic sights, and enter downtown's secret underground tunnels

Up to 50% Off Bowling for Two or Four

Hillcrest

$23 $13

Customers enjoy family-friendly fun with two games of bowling for two or four players

Up to 75% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$99 $25

30-minute training sessions are personalized for each exerciser's individual needs

Up to 93% Off Dance Lessons

Lakeshore

$139 $10

Experienced instructors teach a range of ballroom dance styles at private lessons, group classes, and practice dance parties

Up to 60% Off Admission or Camp at Kona Skate Park

Woodland Acres

$30 $14

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Modern skaters navigate half-pipes and rails at the skate park, which opened in the 1970s and played host to early skateboarding history

45% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Deerwood Center

$89 $49

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Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

Up to 64% Off Unlimited Membership

Bowden

$125 $49

Short high-intensity workouts of the day keep muscles and minds focused with constantly varied, functional movement

Up to 78% Off Classes at Fitness Lab Jax

Deerwood

$100 $25

Classes, held six days a week, include low-impact, intermediate, and advanced boot camp, as well as Pilates and TRX Suspension Training

66% Off 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga at MBody Yoga

Multiple Locations

$89 $30

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Heated studio helps muscles stretch farther as instructors guide students through fluid poses

50% Off

45th & Moncrief

$100 $50

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Up to 91% Off Personal Training

Atlantic & San Pablo Rd

$195 $29

Expert trainers lead private or group sessions to help clients reach fitness goals

Up to 87% Off at Jacksonville Muay Thai

Pablo Station Shopping Center

$130 $29

Experienced instructors school students of all levels in fitness and Thai boxing classes, instilling self-defense skills and discipline

Up to 58% Off Music Lessons

Hyde Park

$100 $45

Instructors acquaint students with musical technique on piano, guitar, and drums; vocal lessons available

55% Off Boxing

East Jacksonville

$120 $54

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75% Off Muay Thai Kickboxing

Atlantic Boulevard Estates

$120 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 86% Off Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense Classes

Philips Plaza

$78 $20

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Highly accomplished instructors lead Jiu Jitsu and self defense classes for all skill levels and ages

Up to 59% Off BYOB Cooking or Cheese-Making Class

Riverside

$70 $39

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Students use natural ingredients to make mozzarella and cottage cheese or learn recipes that showcase herbs' healing properties

50% Off Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Jacksonville

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Jacksonville's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment

Up to 55% Off Paddleboard Lesson or Kayak Rental

South Side

$40 $20

Paddleboards meander through scenic Big Pottsburg Creek, with instructors giving safety and paddling tips as kayakers take off on their own

Up to 75% Off Small-Group Personal Training

Atlantic

$175 $59

Trainers combine strength-training, cardio, and nutrition programs to create custom fitness regimens for clients

Up to 52% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Baymeadows Center

$120 $59

Core-strengthening Pilates classes for both beginners and seasoned experts, at a studio that also offers nutrition consulting

Up to 54% Off Private Piano Lessons

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

One-on-one lessons help kids learn the basics of scales or helps advanced students tackle specific challenges for ages 3 to 93

Up to 51% Off Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center Membership

Downtown Jacksonville

$25 $12.49

Members explore maritime heritage center's myriad ship model & ocean-liner dioramas & attend quarterly member meetings & programs

Up to 79% Off at Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$95 $29

Pro instructors from around the world lead dancers through group lessons

Up to 70% Off Pole and Aerial Fitness Classes 

Jacksonville

$125 $40

Pole fitness classes cover lifts & transitions; aerial fitness, yoga & dance classes take to the air to build core strength & flexibility

Up to 71% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

San Marco

$300 $99.99

Instructors cater to clients' fitness needs and goals during personal-training sessions, stretching sessions, and group classes

Up to 55% Off Sunset Yacht Cruise or Day Cruise

Amity Marina

$60 $29

Aboard a retired military boat with a frozen-drink machine, guests cruise along St. Johns River and soak up the sunset at Doctor's Lake

Up to 62% Off Watersports

Multiple Locations

$65 $30

Instructors teach the basics of surfing and standup paddleboarding and lead students on eco tours or yoga classes on calm waters

58% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes

San Pablo

$45.49 $19

Boxing sessions mix strength training with jabs and hooks on a heavy bag; kickboxing combines punches and kicks with cardio work

Up to 59% Off Surfing Lessons from MCG Surfboards

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

Makers of custom surfboards take students onto the waves for one-hour comprehensive surfing lessons

60% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Jacksonville Beach

$249 $99

Instructors can teach you and your partner ballroom styles such as the tango, waltz, and cha cha

Up to 70% Off Hot Yoga at Bikram Yoga Jacksonville

Jacksonville Beach

$70 $25

During each 90-minute session, participants flow through a series of 26 yogic poses in a room heated to 105 degrees and 60% humidity

50% Off

Jacksonville Beach

$40 $20

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55% Off

Jacksonville Beach

$220 $99

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Up to 60% Off at Pilates on 3rd

Jacksonville Beach

$70 $35

Certified instructors lead yoga and cross-training classes six days a week in an upscale fitness boutique

Up to 59% Off a Two-Game Bowling Package

Jacksonville Beach

$47 $23

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Bowl two games in rented shoes while slaking thirst with a pitcher of beer or soda and sating hunger with a 12-inch pizza

Up to 48% Off Barre Classes

Jacksonville Beach

$85 $44

Classes combine dance-like stretches with isometric strength-building exercises while students balance with the help of a ballet barre

Up to 70% Off Outdoor Fitness Classes 

Jacksonville Beach

$99 $34.99

A certified personal trainer leads beachside workouts that incorporate running, weightlifting, yoga poses, and bodyweight exercises

Half Off Private Surfing Lesson

On the beach

$60 $30

Instructors furnish students with soft-top and hard boards and then tailor the lesson to skill level

Up to 73% Off at Ponte Vedra Yoga Company

Ponte Vedra

$120 $49

Yoga practitioners of all experience levels boost their flexibility and balance in a variety of classes

Up to 61% Off Dance Classes

Ponte Vedra Beach / Sawgrass

$75 $35

Accomplished dance instructors and fitness teachers lead group lessons and private sessions in ballroom and Latin dance, Zumba, and yoga

Up to 54% Off Hiking or Kayaking Tour

Multiple Locations

$140 $65

Expert guides lead kayaking or hiking tours of creeks, waterways, or islands

Up to 69% Off from Paintball International

Splatman Paintball

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

52% Off Bowling for Up to Six in St. Augustine

St. Augustine

$29 $14

Newly remodeled lanes host games of 10-pin during open bowl or cosmic bowling, while a new scoring system tallies strikes

Up to 53% Off BYOB Sunset Cruise

Vilano Pier

$78 $39

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Intracoastal Waterway cruise enables guests to nab sights of wetlands and wildlife while sipping brought-along beer and wine

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Saint Augustine

$360 $126

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44% Off St. Augustine Historic Pub Crawl

Saint Augustine

$78 $44

Take in historic tales and old pub lore while learning about fine beers, wines, and sangria on St. Augustine City Walks' signature tour

Up to 57% Off Horseback Riding

St. Augustine

$75 $35

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Build character and learn life skills through Western horseback riding lessons on 26-acre ranch at one of Florida's oldest riding facilities

Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Lightner Museum – Up to 55% Off Visit

Lightner Museum

$20 $10

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Three-story Victorian-era hotel now houses Victorian-era art and artifacts, such as Tiffany lamp and gilded rocking chair

49% Off Photography Walking Tour from ShutterGuide

KookaBurra Coffee

$49 $25

Lead by professional photographer and licensed city tour guide, this 2-hour walking tour shows guests St. Augustine's hidden scenic gems

Half Off BYOB Pontoon Boat Tour

Cat's Paw Marina

$80 $40

Pontoon boats glide to the Matanzas River to see historic St. Augustine landmarks along with dolphins and a variety of birds

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Nestled in the scenic shadows of the Smoky Mountains, Bent Creek Golf Course's 18-hole layout stretches across 6,182 yards of fairways that rise and fall among rolling foothills and pristine valleys. Golf legend and course designer Gary Player made deft use of a babbling mountain stream by running it through the course and seamlessly uniting two distinct nines: a front nine that sprawls across the valley floor and a back nine that roams the hilly mountainside like a forlorn sasquatch. The overall effect is a course that does justice to both the sheer scope of the rising peaks with bottom-up views and the panoramic splendor of Great Smoky Mountains National Park when seen from the cresting hilltops of the back-nine. The inventive layout is perhaps best characterized by the 11th hole, a 362-yard par 4 where a 90-degree dogleg-left plays into a green completely surrounded by the creek's rippling waters. A blend of bent and bermuda grasses grows resiliently for golfers striving to play all year-round, and fragrant wildflowers blossom at every tee to warm the hearts of world-weary nine-irons.

Bent Creek bolsters the pin-hunting prowess of its golfers with a staff of PGA-certified instructors that conducts lessons and presides over the domain of their full-service pro shop. A practice putting green helps players trim their score by reading dicey slopes, and the Creek Side Grill hosts postround revelry and community gatherings to decry the historical hardships of the mashie niblick.:m]]

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by three-time Masters and British Open Champion Gary Player
  • Bermuda-and-bent-grass combination
  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,182 yards from the farthest tees
  • Three tee options
  • Link to scorecard

10440 Tournament Ln
Jacksonville,
FL
US

A year before her death in 1959, Ninah Cummer—an art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader—donated her riverfront home and art collection to the community, imploring her fellow citizens to help support the foundation of an art museum. In less than 10 years, the board of trustees transformed the abode into the verdant Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, adding to Ninah's original gift of 60 pieces until the collection included nearly 1,000 works of art.

Today, the permanent collection holds pieces that span more than four millennia, from 2,100 B.C. to the 21st century. An ancient Egyptian stone tablet intrigues viewers with cryptic hieroglyphs and stylized portraits while, nearby, Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ epitomizes the colorful, sweepingly histrionic style of the Baroque painters. American treasures include Gilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington—one of over 100 he painted in an attempt to perfect the likeness of the first president and design a killer mask for the White House Halloween party.

After getting their fill of indoor beauty, guests can head to the open air and vibrant scenery of the museum's gardens. Begun more than a century ago, the gardens crisscross with winding paths that take guests under the canopies of majestic oaks and alongside the Italian garden's shimmering reflecting pools.

829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville,
FL
US

When the Jacksonville Zoo first opened in 1914, it had only one attraction––a red fawn. Today, nearly a century later, it’s home to more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plant species, and welcomes an ever-changing lineup of visiting exhibits. Guests stroll along the boardwalk in a large, open environment called the Plains of East Africa, where cheetah, antelope, and warthogs roam in environs that simulate their native habitat. The African loop also includes Elephant Plaza, where elephants stir up tidal waves playing marco polo in a 275,000-gallon pool. Visitors can also pet and feed stingrays, stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe, and head to the award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit to roam a replica of an abandoned Mayan temple. During summer months, kids get wet at the Play Park and Splash Ground, where they can climb into a treehouse or peer through an underwater window to see penguins swimming overhead.

After guests explore the wildlife, rest and relaxation await within botanical gardens such as the Asian Bamboo garden, where patrons cross a traditional moon gate to see a tranquil waterfall, komodo dragons, and an interactive bamboo mist forest. The zoo also features a carousel, train rides, and several restaurants where humans can tap into their own wild instincts by hunting their natural prey—the sandwich.

370 Zoo Pkwy
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Absolute Fitness’s east and west locations serve as temples of dedication, where focused staff members help women of all ages to achieve their fitness goals in specialized, dedicated facilities. Both exercise studios boast areas with a specific purpose, whether it’s the cardio and weight-training rooms or the aquatics center featuring a large pool. Students 2 or older plié and prance through ballet lessons and jazz and hip-hop classes in a dance studio, and mirrored suites with hardwood floors house Pilates equipment such as reformers to help with major core conditioning.

With such ample square footage, Absolute Fitness manages to combine fitness furnishings with a number of other services. Members relax and unwind in spas concealed in the locker rooms, and a child-care area is available. After an intense workout, visitors can replenish burnt calories with a snack in the bistro. Medically knowledgeable trainers also offer extensive physiotherapy services for a range of conditions, such as lingering injuries, headaches, dizziness, and neck and back pain. They utilize diverse techniques such as hydrotherapy (in-pool exercise) and electrical muscle and transcutaneous nerve stimulation, which is accomplished by building up an electrical charge while rubbing one’s head into shag carpeting.

9850 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

My Gym children's fitness center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 25 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. With a dedication to imparting the benefits and fun of fitness, the affable, energetic crew of teachers and supervisors at the Jacksonville branch employs their expertise in music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while simultaneously stimulating their giggleplexes. Classes are organized according to age level—starting as young as 6 weeks—and are designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research. My Gym’s curriculum includes structured classes for all developmental degrees, from Tiny Tykes, a class for parents and babies that focuses on movement, to Whiz Kids and Champions, classes designed for elementary-aged kids to master motor, sports, and gymnastics skills. One-hour free-play sessions enable children to engage in unstructured, parent-supervised frolics on the activity-filled premises.

10950 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

My Jax Golf operates on the philosophy that there are many ways to swing a club. Each lesson and teaching approach strive to help students develop a consistent, dependable swing true to their form and athletic abilities. The junior academy focuses on educating students in the fundamentals of golf while developing skills in a safe and fun environment. Not to be confused with Purchasing Golf Accessories, adult lessons adhere to the PGA process of acquiring a perfect swing—correct Posture, club Gripping, and body Alignment—while emphasizing the putting, chipping, and wedging maneuvers of the short game.

The learning center also offers specialized lessons with TPI-certified professional Tom Long, who employs the use of video analysis while conducting swing-sequencing lessons. This technology displays an unwavering digital perspective on the student’s swing while churning up a custom report that analyzes fitness levels, posture, and movement. An accompanying fitness regimen sculpts mortal physiques into golf-ball-swatting machines and golf-cart-racing iron men.:m]]

1285 Loch Tanna Loop
Jacksonville,
FL
US

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