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Jacksonville, the most populous city in the state of Florida, is centred on
the banks of the St. Johns River. The city is located about 25 miles away
from the Florida and Georgia state border. The area in and around the city
was home to French colony of Fort Caroline, which is termed one of the
earliest European settlements in the continental US. This city was the
predecessor to Hollywood and in early 20th century and attracted
numerous filmmakers because of its warm climate, exotic locations, and
first-rate rail connectivity. Jacksonville then had more than 30 silent
film studios and was nicknamed the ‘Winter Film Capital of the World.’
Today, it is a major military deep-water port of the US Navy.
Things to do in Jacksonville
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several lions and tigers.
It educates its visitors with the effect of global warming, deforestation,
and hunting on these big cats. The most notable aspect of this sanctuary is
that most of these animals here were brought from the owners who couldn't
care for them properly. These animals are offered their natural habitats to
freely roam around.
Kingsley Plantation is the last remaining plantation house in Florida. It
seems like a 19th century South American mansion and is home to a
plantation house, a kitchen, a barn, and several decaying slave cabins.
This planation was made by Zephaniah Kingsley, a well-off businessman who
had later married one of his slaves, therefore transferring to her the
rights of the property.
Daytona Beach is a city located at a 1.5-hour of drive from Jacksonville.
This city is famous as the home of the world-famous car racing event-
NASCAR. Daytona Beach also features a white sandy beach that attracts
millions of visitors every year who come here to enjoy its family-oriented
Best Time to Visit Jacksonville
The best time to book flights from Boston to Jacksonville is in the summer
season from June to August. Tourists are advised to book flights from BOS
to JAX in advance to avoid paying more at the last minute.