Built in the heart of Jacksonville, the World Golf Village is the perfect place to play. It features two unique championship golf courses, "King & Bear", the only course in the world designed by Hall of Fame golfers Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and "Slammer & Squire", designed with input and inspiration from legends Slammin' Sammy Snead and Gene "The Squire" Sarazen. You can also play tennis, swim in the pool, walk or jog along special trails and visit the World Golf Hall of Fame and its IMAX Theater.
One of the Southeast's best, Jacksonville Zoological Park and Gardens is a 73-acre zoo with more than 800 animals, including lions, rhinos, elephants, antelopes, cheetahs, gorillas and other African wildlife. The zoo boasts many specialty exhibits including Great Apes of the World, Range of the Jaguar and a large elephant exhibit with a swimming pool. There's also a petting zoo, outdoor aviary, miniature train, picnic grounds, restaurants and a gift shop.
Not So Secret Gardens
An impressive museum built on the grounds of a private Tudor mansion, Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens features beautiful art in a beautiful setting. The museum houses over 5,000 pieces including works by Rubens, Bernini and Renoir in twelve galleries. The museum's also famous for its three acres of spectacular European-style gardens.