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Forbes Showcases Jacksonville As Active, Enjoyable Destination

Jacksonville offers a wonderful quality of life with many great attributes that make our region so inviting. From our 1,100+ miles of waterways with 22 miles of beaches to having the largest urban park system in the country, our area has something to entice anyone.

Forbes recently showcased the city in an article titled “How to Spend an Active Weekend in Jacksonville, Florida” that featured a variety of the area’s healthy pursuits and active adventures.

Some of the featured activities include taking surfing lessons from the Saltwater Cowgirls at Jacksonville Beach, doing Paddleboard High Intensity Training (PHIT) from Kayak Amelia and biking along the 15-mile Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail.

Jacksonville also offers a variety of eateries and restaurants to suit any taste. The article suggests breakfast at the Omni Hotel’s Juliette’s restaurant that offers a “Light & Healthy” option on the menu, and having lunch or dinner at Black Sheep, led by Chef Jonathan Insetta, one of Jacksonville’s biggest restaurateurs.

If you want to treat yourself to a flight of spirits, then visit Jacksonville’s new all-organic craft distillery, Manifest Distilling, which uses a copper pot-column hybrid still to create small batch potato vodka, gin, whiskey and rye.

More information on Jacksonville’s active adventures can be found at Forbes.