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Best for Kids in Jacksonville

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Main Library

The Jacksonville Public Library's Main Library branch is 300,000 sq. ft. The city's public libraries also includes twenty other regional and neighborhood branches. Easily the largest and most frequented, the Main Library does not offer food only for the mind but also presents one with manna for the soul in the form of poetry programs, book clubs, Sunday concerts and team programs for the community. Innovative initiatives like Book a Librarian and Ride to Read ensure a steadily increasing percentage of readers among the masses. The library also offers the visually or physically impaired the services of Braille books and other specialized help. The Main Library is that place in the city which not only helps you to be a well-read person but also guarantees a more evolved and involved community.

303 Laura Street North, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32202
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Located along the waterfront, the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is a luxurious treat to live in. Magnificent interiors and comfortable rooms are promised with the brand name itself. The hotel often organizes events and concerts that you can enjoy during your stay. After all, the hotel is located within close reach from the most happening venues of Jacksonville.

225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32202
Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville

Nicknamed MOSH, this museum overlooks the St. Johns River and is near Downtown Jacksonville. Great fun and an educational experience for the whole family, it comes with its own planetarium. Exhibits include marine life, native Florida wildlife, local history, and the Holozone, full of interactive games and simulator rides. In addition, classroom activities and planetarium programs allow for hands-on, interactive fun.

1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32207
The Edge Rock Gym

If you are looking for an active activity for the whole family, it doesn't get much better than The Edge Rock Gym in Jacksonville. Great for experienced climbers or first-timers, Edge Rock provides a safe, instructive environment for people to experience the rush of climbing. The gym offer classes for new climbers, and caters to groups and parties looking for an exclusive experience. Also offered are yoga and Pilates classes, making it a perfect destination for those seeking good health or a meditative calm.

3563 Phillips Highway, Suite 702, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32207
The Hobbie Horse

Established in 1960, The Hobbie Horse is one of Jacksonville's premier children's boutiques. Here you will find everything a young one needs from clothing to accessories and even artwork and nursery decor. The store has an online option available whereby one can preview all the goods and only then purchase them. Great customer service and immaculate variety make The Hobbie Horse an indispensable store when it comes to shopping for the little ones.

3550 Saint Johns Avenue, The Shoppes of Avondale, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32205
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Visit white rhinos, crocodiles, lions and more as you survey the African exhibits among others at the Jacksonville Zoo. A boardwalk allows visitors to observe elephants and giraffes. Native Florida wildlife can also be seen, including jaguars, endangered Florida panthers and the American alligator. There is so much to see here that you should allow yourself an entire day to absorb it all. Refreshments are available throughout the park.

370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32218
Hands On Children's Museum

Funded by the Jacksonville community, the Hands On Children's Museum has been entertaining kids since October 2000. The outside of the castle-shaped building is quite colorful, sure to catch the attention of children. With multiple hands-on exhibits inside, there are interactive activities for kids of all ages. If a birthday is coming up, the museum will pull out all the stops to make your kid's birthday a memorable one. As the museum is a non-profit organization, all donations are tax-free.

8580 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32216
Hotel Indigo Jacksonville - Deerwood Park

Located just minutes from wining and dining destinations such as Tapestry Park, Jacksonville Beach and St. John's Town Center, the Hotel Indigo Jacksonville offers an ideal location. Feel at home as you step into the smartly appointed guest suites which feature modern, contemporary decor, luxury amenities and plush, dream inducing beds. For those on business, the hotel provides a fully equipped business center that's available to guests around the clock. Whether you're staying for business or for pleasure Hotel Indigo Jacksonville is sure to fulfill your needs!

9840 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32246
Bowl America-Southside

Part of the popular bowling chain in the United States, Bowl America-Southside is an entertainment venue for kids and adults alike. With open bowling, leagues and bowling parties, you are sure to have a blast. Grab a drink or a bite to eat from the snack counter if you want to rest your feet for a bit. With many pocket-friendly offers and theme events, you will be spoilt for choice.

11141 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32246
Huffman Boulevard Park

The Huffman Boulevard Park provides a vast open space for kids to play around among other recreational activities. With picnic shelters, playground equipment, car parking and restroom facilities, a visit to this park would be an enjoyable one for the whole family. Drinking fountains, bike racks and a jogging path adds to the beauty of the 14.85-acres park.

2775 Huffman Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32246
Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites

This Orange Park-Jacksonville hotel is located less than 10 minutes from the Jacksonville Naval Complex. A complimentary hot breakfast with waffles, a fitness centre, and outdoor pool are all featured at this hotel. The spacious rooms at the Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites are equipped with microwaves and refrigerators. Cable TV with HBO and free Wi-Fi are provided. Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites offers a business center and free weekday newspaper. Guests can take advantage of the 24-hour front desk and on-site laundry facilities. Downtown Jacksonville is within a 20-minute drive of the Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites. Orange Park Mall and Orange Park Medical Center are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel.

4580 Collins Road, Orange Park, FL, United States, 32073

One of the best department stores in the town, Kohl's has something for everyone. From fashion to home decor, this beautifully laid out store has become synonymous with good shopping for many. The store has a variety of trendy apparel for adults and children alike. To complete your chic look, you can pick funky accessories and shoes from their well-stashed sections. There are good supplies for baby care and the cosmetics section doesn't disappoint you either. Periodic sales and discounts at the store make you keep coming back for more.

13760 Old Saint Augustine Road, Shoppes at Bartram Park, Jacksonville, FL, United States, 32258
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