Jacksonville, Florida, has been my home since
1971, and I have found this to be one of the most wonderful cities that
I have ever had the pleasure of visiting or living in. Jacksonville
has a wealth of beautiful sights, from the beaches to the east, to the
wild wilderness to the west. In between is a beautiful city that
is slowly being reborn. Whatever the lifestyle your looking for,
Jacksonville has it. You can choose the quiet rural life on the far
westside and northside, or the laid back atmosphere of the beaches.
There's also the more hectic upscale life in Baymeadows or Mandarin, and
now with the revival of the inner city, there is the traditional close
living in a city atmosphere. Now see one of the most beautiful sites
in this "Bold New City Of The South".
Don't forget to visit
the NEW Jax Fountain Store,
|Start with some
pictures of one of the most awesome sights in Jacksonville, "The Fountain",
completed in 1965, and at the time the world's largest
fountain. This is a shot of the center ring that can fire columns of
water over 65 feet in the air. "Friendship Fountain" is a focal point
of the Southbank, with busloads of school children eating lunch at its
side after visiting the " Museum of Science & History ". "During the
Fourth of July and New Year's Eve celebrations, the fountain serves as
the best gathering point to view Jacksonville's spectacular fireworks."
For directions click here.
The southbank is also home to the "Riverwalk"
a 2.5 mile long wooden walkway that stretches from "River City Brewing
Company" to "Crawdaddy's" a top notch restaurant, passing other notable
features such as.......
"The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
"The Hilton" and "The Charthouse" .
The "RiverWalk" also is the scene of summer
festivals such as a the Sea Walk Festival. "The Fountain" is what
has always drawn my attention though.....
See our NEW "Virtual Tour" of the South
Bank River Walk, HERE!
for some great gift ideas.
Here is a shot from the opposite side
of the river.
more pictures !
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