To cool down the next time you are in Jacksonville, you can take a dip at one of the Jacksonville beaches, check out Jacksonville’s public swimming pools, explore Adventure Landing, try the sister park of Adventure Landing with Shipwreck Island Water Park, visit Hannah Park, take the kids with you to the splash ground and play park of Jacksonville Zoo, unwind at the Metropolitan Park, relax at the Friendship park and fountain, and go fishing at Captain Dave Sipler Sportfishing charters.
We all need to unwind. Jacksonville may not offer the largest theme parks and the grandest places to relax, but it sure does offer you perfect places to go and things to do whether you are traveling by yourself or with your family. Here are perfect destinations to cool down in Jacksonville:
Take a dip at one of the Jacksonville beaches
Jacksonville has windy and sandy beaches to help you cool down, especially during the summer months. You can explore and take a dip at Neptune, Atlantic, or Jacksonville beaches, which have all the rental equipment you need to have a fun and relaxing time. Not only will you get to unwind by soaking in the waters of Jacksonville’s beaches, but you will also get to enjoy dining at restaurants facing the ocean and other night clubs. Jacksonville coupons are available to help you save on different restaurants and businesses in the area.
Check out Jacksonville’s public swimming pools
You can also check out some of Jacksonville’s 34 public indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Be sure to inquire about the operation hours of each pool because some are only open on weekends. You can also ask about swimming activities for you or your children.
Explore Adventure Landing
A theme park located at Blanding Boulevard, Jacksonville, Adventure Landing offers a wide choice of activities and rides for everyone, including batting cages, go-karts, and arcade. The park is open Sundays through Thursdays from 10 AM to 10 PM, Fridays from 10 AM to midnight, and Saturdays from 9 AM to midnight.
Try the sister park of Adventure Landing with Shipwreck Island Water Park
You will find Adventure Landing’s sister park named Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park at the Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach. It is one of the more popular places people visit during summer. It features play areas with slides for adults, kids, and toddlers; squirters, water coasters, and a wave pool; plus Laser tag and Adventure Golf. Aside from all of these fun features, this attraction also hosts special events and other festivities during the holidays. The park is open from Mondays to Thursdays at 10 AM to 11 PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 10 AM to 1 AM.
Visit Hannah Park
The Kathryn Abbey Hannah Park, more popularly known as Hannah Park, offers the wonders of breezy sandy beaches, a freshwater lake, a water play area, and camp sites. These amenities are perfect to help you unwind and cool down. You may bring your own tent or rent one. You may also rent a cabin when you plan to stay for a minimum of two nights. Convenience is also not a problem at Hannah Park, as it features a general store for your basic needs and offers laundry services and shower rooms to help give you some of the basic comforts of home.
Take the kids with you to the play park and splash ground of Jacksonville Zoo
At the heart of the Jacksonville Zoo you will find a play park and splash ground that your children will absolutely love. There are mazes, a tree house, swinging vines, and rocks to climb. There is also an animal care area where kids can help care for the animals.
Unwind at the Metropolitan Park
The Metropolitan or Metro Park in Jacksonville is located in Downtown Jacksonville along the St. John’s River. It is not only a place for many popular events, such as Jazz and other music festivals, but it is also a place to unwind with its picnic shelters, children’s play area, and Kid’s campus with two themes. Groups can make a reservation up to 60 days in advance to ensure they have adequate space in the park. Admission is free.
Relax at the Friendship Park and Fountain
Cooling down does not only mean getting wet, it also means unwinding and relaxing your senses. The Friendship Park and Fountain, which is next to the Museum of Science and History, is the perfect place to unwind and gaze at the beautiful view of the St. Johns River. It features a wide circular fountain that squirts water up to 120 feet high. At night, the park showcases its fountain with changing lights, dramatically and vividly playing with the shooting water.
Go fishing at Captain Dave Sipler Sportfishing charters
Finally, you can simply cool down and go fishing with Captain Dave, who has been a fishing instructor for over twenty years. A typical fishing trip lasts about six hours. You can go fishing at the Mayport Jetties or where the St. John’s river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You may also go towards the reefs around Jacksonville Beach and Amelia Island.
There are still many other things you can do to relax and unwind in Jacksonville whether you are alone, with your special someone, or with your family. Check out other Jacksonville tourist attractions that may be just what you need for your next weekend getaway.