Things To Do In Jacksonville

Repticon – 50% Off Visit for Four

Repticon

UNF University Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

Up to 54% Off Vintage-Collectibles Show

Retr-O-Rama Collectibles

Mandarin

$40 $20

Fans of vintage collectibles and toys buy and sell, and Ricou Browning, the original Creature from the Black Lagoon makes an appearance

"Wild out WINsday" – Up to 47% Off Standup

Nod Ross Presents: "Wild out WINsday"

Izzy's Pizzeria Sports Bar

$28.50 $15

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Nod Ross hosts a standup show featuring local and touring acts such as Cortez, KP, Antwan Murphy, and Duval's king of comedy Shay Clemons

47% Off Casino Cruise for Two

Victory II

Jacksonville

$94 $50

Enjoy an afternoon or evening out on the Atlantic sipping drinks and trying your luck at the slot machines before a delicious meal

52% Off Introductory Kiteboarding Course

KGB Kiteboarding

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 60% Off Admission or Camp at Kona Skate Park

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

50% Off Flyboard Lesson

We Deliver Water Sports

On Location

$299 $149

Attached to a rider's feet, water-propulsion nozzles lift riders into the air to soar over the water and dive beneath the surface

Up to 70% Off a Sunset Cruise or Private Sailing Lesson

The Sailboat Club

Julington Creek Pier 3 Marina

$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 88% Off Boot Camp at Set Performance

Set Performance

Golden Glades/The Woods

$160 $19

Beach Body boot camp relies on intense strength training, sprints, total-body power exercises, and endurance training to get you beach-ready

Up to 58% Off Barre Fusion Fitness Classes

Peak Physiques JAX

Southeast Jacksonville

$100 $49

Classes fuse the motions and poses of yoga, barre work, and Pilates to tone bodies

Up to 56% Off Art Class

Let's Get Artzy

On Location

$40 $19

At this painting party, instructors provide supplies, inspiration & guidance in a a setting where you enjoy yourself & order food & drinks

Up to 67% Off Candle, Cheese, or Soap-Making

Green Lotus Organics

Riverside

$65 $25

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Students combine ingredients into organic soaps, artesian cheeses, and candles that they take home after three-hour classes

Up to 72% Off Yoga, Meditation, and Zumba Classes

Dragon Dance Yoga

Bayard

$105 $30

Students stretch and bend their way through yoga poses, calm their minds in meditation sessions, and dance to upbeat tunes in Zumba classes

50% Off at Tree Hill Nature Center

Tree Hill Nature Center

Arlington

$16 $8

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Memberships include free admission to 50-acre nature center, free entry to butterfly festival, and discounts on programs and purchases

Up to 93% Off Dance Lessons

Happy Feet Dance Studios

Lakeshore

$139 $10

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

45% Off Salsa-Dance Classes

Monarch Ballroom & Dance Studio

Deerwood Center

$89 $49

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

Up to 70% Off Dance Fitness Classes

Anais Belly Dance & Fusions

Avenues

$125 $38

Students work up a sweat and burn calories during classes such as belly-dance boot camp, belly-dance drills and technique, and Zumba

Up to 49% Off Painting Classes

Wine and Canvas

Multiple Locations

$35 $19

Teachers offer step-by-step instructions on how to re-create a painting during courses for adults or children at venues throughout the city

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

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For three days, the Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show turns the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center into the nation’s most exciting parking lot. Deluxe rides from the likes of Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche dazzle attendees with sleek lines and plush interiors, and innovative autos such as the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt show off their efficient electric engines. The newest models from more than 25 other manufacturers line the floor, doors open for guests to lean back in the seats or measure how large a ham can fit in the glove compartment. During daylight hours, a lineup of drivable cars idle outside to give curious patrons the chance to try their dream rides.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
FL
US

From Paragon Golf Center's multifaceted practice complex, Peter Yum improves pupils' swings by channeling wisdom accrued from a junior golf career and time spent under the tutelage of Tom Ness and Ben Doyle, two of golf’s most revered instructors. Peter dissects swings from the comfort of a covered 90-stall driving range with heaters, fans, and automated tee technology that raises golf balls onto hitting mats on command or in exchange for a shiny divot tool. While tweaking their swings, golfers can look at their reflection in stall-side mirrors, helping them better grasp Peter’s corrective advice on how to properly strike the ball or bedazzle their golf glove.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
Florida
US

During an afternoon expo filled with romantic anticipation, engaged couples mingle with experts specializing in nuptial necessities such as invitations, photography, and transportation. A fashion show highlights the latest trends in dresses and tuxedos, and dozens of vendors man their booths throughout the show, featuring everything from flowers and cake samples to bouquet-launching trebuchets. Attendees receive discounts on select wares and services, and several lucky brides or grooms head home armed with free giveaways.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
FL
US

For more than 20 years, local music lovers have gathered to kick off the Jacksonville Jazz Festival by watching piano prodigies tickle the ivories until they’re piled in breathless, side-clutching stitches. Out of a pool of contenders feasibly as large as 6 billion people, a blind-judging process is currently selecting the five best to duke it out on the stage of The Florida Theatre for top bragging rights, as well as a cash prize, a signed copy of Thelonius Monk's almost-new keytar, and a primo performance slot at the festival over the weekend. A pro-level rhythm section anchors each pianist in time and space with a danceable beat.

128 East Forsyth Street
Jacksonville,
FL
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

7749 Normandy Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
US

Professional instructors teach beginner bowmen the art of arrow-flinging basics in two-hour introductory archery classes. Owner and instructor John Strifler draws upon 15 years of bow-hunting experience to lead students through one-on-one lessons covering the basics of safety, technique, and bow work to gain archery mastery without searching for Robin Hood's lucky tights. Twanging strings and teachers’ voices echo throughout the facility as aspiring bow masters let loose shafts at distant bull’s-eyes to punish them for unfailingly winning staring contests. Mental focus and physical strength sharpen against the whetstone of the gentle, low-impact exercise as students test their mettle with studio-provided bows. The two-hour lesson gives guests a taste of this exciting, unique hobby, encouraging further proficiency for the facility's 14-hour archery course.

7960 Gulf Road South
Jacksonville,
FL
US