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Jacksonville, Florida’s youngest city—and one of its hippest—is not just home to miles of relaxing beaches, an extensive park system,
and those sparkling swimming pools inside
the Jaguars NFL stadium. Jax is also a vibrant
meetings and conventions destination with
an acclaimed Art in Public Places program,
historic architecture and a creative food scene
that is fueling a renaissance worth exploring.
Located in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville
is your all-inclusive destination, where you
won’t have to choose between the beach and
the city, between nature and culture, or between
the convenience of convention hotels and the
service of all-inclusive resorts. With 160 hotel
properties, and more than 18,000 rooms, Jax is
fit to host groups of 10 or 10,000. And that’s
not all, the city is easily accessible by car or
plane, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
has more than 100 daily flights to all major U.S.
This meetings hub has earned some big
recognitions in the industry, including being a
Top 50 Meetings Destination in the U.S. by
Cvent in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Some of Jacksonville’s top meetings venues
include the historic Prime Osborn Convention
Center, a 265,000-square-foot renovated
train station dating back to 1883. The
Hyatt Jacksonville Riverfront, the Omni
Jacksonville, the Double Tree by Hilton and
the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center
are all convention hotels recently renovated in
Downtown Jacksonville. EverBank Field, home
of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, is a unique
meetings venue for tradeshows and groups. The
free Jacksonville Skyway, the St. Johns River
Taxi and JTA buses and trolleys make moving
around Downtown a breeze for visitors. At the
Beaches, One Ocean Resort and Spa offers
groups phenomenal views of the Atlantic Ocean
and first-class service.
Monica Smith CMP, CASE, CDME
VP of Sales and Marketing
IDEAL FOR ESCAPING THE ORDINARY
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Plan your next meeting in Jacksonville and your attendees will leave
as so much more. A stand-up paddle boarder, master chocolatier,
or professional shopper – the activities are endless in Jacksonville.
Do what you love or try something new. Meet yourself in Jacksonville.