About Jacksonville


Let's have a look around into background of Jacksonville
  • County: Duval County
  • State: Florida
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 30.3319444
  • Longitude: -81.6558333
  • Time zone: US/Eastern
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours

Weather in Jacksonville

  • Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to November

Location

It is the main seaport city of the state of Florida and the most populated one of the Southeastern U.S.A. with a population of about 913,010  (2017).

Distance from Jacksonville center to Airport

Jacksonville International Airport is 13 miles in the North direction from Downtown Jacksonville and caters for commercial service of the city.
Driving Distance: 15 miles / 24 km
Driving Time: 20 Minute
Languages: English followed by Spanish and Tagalog

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Jacksonville International Airport
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System.
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound; Taxi – Checker Cab Services

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 

Nearby Tourist Cities

Emergency Contact Numbers in Jacksonville city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Railroad: (904) 538-6100
  • Cab: +1 904-345-3333 (Checker Cab Service)
  • Airport: +1 904-741-4902 (Jacksonville International Airport)
  • Hospital: +1 904-244-0411 (UF Health Jacksonville

Events

Let's step into extensive list of To Dos in Jacksonville.

  • One Spark
  • Martial Arts Kung Fu for Kids
  • Chick Corea Elektric Band

Tourist Attractions

  • Riverside/Avondale Historic District
  • Kingsley Plantation
  • Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Theatre & Concerts

  • Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Alhambra Theatre & Dining
  • Times-Union Center for the Performing Artsl

Visit Top Restaurants in Jacksonville

  • Restaurant Orsay
  • Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Top Shopping Centers in Jacksonville

  • St Johns Town Center
  • Sugar Bear Antiques Mall
  • Peterbrooke Chocolatier – Oakleaf Plantation

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
  • Museum of Science and History
  • Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon – Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Cowboy Ribeye – Ruth’s Chris Steak House
  • Mayport shrimp – Marker 32

Sports Club

Home to the Jacksonville Jaguars (National Football League), Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Southern League), Jacksonville Sharks (National Arena League) and Jacksonville Axemen (USA Rugby League).

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: $2.68 / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: $2.00 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1,256.27
  • Cheap meal: $14.50
  • Gasoline: $0.59 / liter
  • 3 course meal: $50.00

Information about San Diego

Nearby Tourist Cities

Eastern San Diego County has a wide variety of things to see and do. It’s the size of the state of Connecticut and there are a wide variety of things to see and do here. Other places to visit nearby are the Cleveland National Forest, Indian Casinos, Outlet malls and small towns such as Alpine and Julian.

Because they share an international border with Mexico, Tijuana and San Diego are together grouped as an international metropolitan area. Also try out the tour of the 7 caves, a trip to Disney which is a 2-hour drive from here and it operates at peak during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Universal Studios Hollywood is also a 3 hours drive from here. Drive to the forested Laguna Mountain Recreation Area and the nearby Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Modes of transport

The most convenient way to get around everywhere in San Diego is to use a car. The freeway in Mexico is easy to navigate with manageable traffic. Once the flight reaches the SAN airport, visitors can find a reliable vehicle for rental easily as San Diego is the home to many car rental companies that are national brands besides other local and independent ones that are all available at a central location. 

Bus tickets are cheap in San Diego and the trolley system is also a great way to travel around. A Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour is quite popular for exploring the region with complete flexibility. Get down wherever you like and explore more or just sit and travel at a luxury pace without worrying about driving or parking.

Cheapest flights from San Diego to Las Vegas on Spirit airline is $77 for a return ticket, Allegiant air is offering a $107 return ticket to Stockton Metropolitan Airport. There are similar prices offered by airlines such as United, Alaska and Delta airline.

  • Airport: San Diego International Airport and Tijuana International Airport 
  • Rail: Amtrak, National Rail Passenger System and San Diego Trolley.
  • Road: Bus – Greyhound; Taxi – San Diego Taxi Service

Airport

San Diego International Airport - SAN is located in Baja California, Mexico 4.8 km from the central business district. The airport is conveniently located 10 minutes from the downtown, serviced by 22 major airlines like American, United, Frontier, Hawaiian, Delta, JetBlue, Spirit, Virgin. The airport receives 20 million passengers a year.

Tijuana International Airport - TIJ is also directly adjacent airport located at the USA-Mexico border and connects with major cities of Mexico. Nearly 500 daily flights operate their nonstop and connecting services to major domestic destinations and across the globe from San Diego.

Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km
Driving Time: 9 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Vietnamese and different Asian languages

Customs and Tipping

While planning a trip to San Diego, it is important to know about the tipping estimates.

For the bar at least 10% (or try for 15%) of the bill and if you are fetching your own drinks at the bar and you pay each time then 1 or 2 dollars is ample, who knows they may offer you a drink on the house.

For taxi its 10% and for the room service you can hand them or leave it on the nightstand while checking out. A couple of dollars per person per night is suffice.

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2 
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