12 things to do around Jacksonville that don't require picking up a golf club


Jacksonville may be home to sunny beaches and some of the most pristine golf courses in the world, (we're looking at you, TPC) but there are plenty of things to do in and around the city that don't require picking up a golf club or frying in the sand.

The North Florida city is actually known for its diverse wildlife, fresh seafood, expansive breweries and eclectic street art -- and it's quite affordable too. In fact, The Lonely Planet ranked Jacksonville on its list of the best value destinations for this past year.

(PSA: Flights aren't too expensive now, so if you're looking for a last-minute summer getaway, book now!).

Considered the "youngest" city in Florida, Jacksonville has a myriad of options for every kind of tourist, no matter if they're the athlete or the foodie. From floating pubs to tiger sanctuaries, modern art murals and manatee-spotting kayak tours, here's our list of must-dos in and around the lively city of Jacksonville.

Scroll through above to learn about all the gems for visitors!