Jacksonville: A Big, Exciting City
Jacksonville is the largest city by population in Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Jacksonville beaches are adjacent to the beautiful Atlantic coast. A number of cultural events are held in Jacksonville: The Jacksonville Jazz Festival, held in downtown, is the second largest jazz festival in the nation while Springing the Blues is one of the oldest and largest blues festivals that has been held in Jacksonville Beach since 1990. Other festivals include The World of Nations Celebration, the Jacksonville Film Festival, and Blessing of the Fleet. If you are a fan of sports, Jacksonville is home to one major league sports team, the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the U.S., providing facilities and services at more than 337 locations on 80,000 acres throughout the city.