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If you had to sum up Jacksonville in a nutshell, it would be a boiled peanut: a secret recipe, an unexpected delight, a reason to pause instead of passing through. Yes, we have 22 miles of beaches, year-round sunshine, world-class museums and all the extras you’d expect from a city our size, but Jacksonville offers a different take on the basics. We’re a little bit country, and a whole lot of (Southern) rock n’ roll. Where meetings come with less boredom and more surfboards.

From meeting spaces overlooking white-sand beaches to conference hotels nestled between skyscrapers with the backdrop of the majestic St. Johns River, you won’t find a better combination of Florida warmth than right here in Jacksonville. So, pack your flip-flops and start sun-screening your calls because there’s no shortage of affordable and exciting options for your next meeting.

Perfectly positioned along the Atlantic Coast in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville is the ideal destination with year-round sunshine and delightful weather, the largest urban park system in the nation and a nationally recognized art scene. Jacksonville is the most affordable meeting city in the state of Florida and can often accommodate tight schedules and budgets. This is a place to gather, get business done, boost morale with exciting things to do and get a return on experience well worth the investment.

At Visit Jacksonville, we make it our business to accommodate yours as our experienced Services Team works with more than 400 groups annually to plan, promote and execute their meetings, conventions and events in our exciting city. Our team will help you select from dozens of event venues: From the historic Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center to the Sports Complex, Jacksonville has the perfect spot for your group of 10 or 10,000. Home to more than 200 hotels and resorts, with nearly 18,000 rooms, Jacksonville truly is the total package.

Throw a dart on a map of Florida, and you’ll likely land on a pretty beach, a theme park, a golf course, or a crystal-blue pool. But if you’re open to something a little different, you’ll find a slice of Florida that locals love. Don’t worry, you’re not flipping out. You’ve just never been to Jacksonville—The Flip Side of Florida.

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