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Jacksonville Events Hungry yet? Head toward downtown and dine at Juliette's Bistro (245 Water St.). You can get everything from syrupy sweet tea and a burger to the catch of the day.

Explore the Riverwalk by the St. Johns River, especially on a Saturday. The Riverside Arts Market, southwest of downtown, fills the space under Fuller Warren Bridge from 10-3, and offers live music and local artisans.

Investigate how your body—as well as the universe—can function and change at The Museum of Science & History (1025 Museum Cir.) and its Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. You can also take a walk on the aquatic side and see the permanent aquarium exhibit in addition to MOSH's resident animals at the Florida Naturalist's Center.

The neighborhood of San Marco features some of the best restaurants in Jacksonville, so you might want to eat early if you haven't made reservations. Try bb's restaurant + bar , which features the utterly delicious pan Asian chop chop salad among other creative salads and sandwiches. Don't miss the specialty cake. Options may change hourly!

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Jacksonville, FL

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Travel Information

City Population

842,583

Elevation

20 ft.

Sales Tax

The sales tax is 7 percent in Clay, Duval and Nassau counties and 6.5 percent in St. Johns County. The bed tax is 4 to 6 percent in St. Johns County and 6 percent in Duval County; the tourist development tax is 5 percent in Clay County and 4 percent in Nassau and St. Johns counties.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(904) 630-0500

Fire (non-emergency)

(904) 630-0434

Temperature

(904) 741-4311

Hospitals

Baptist Medical Center, (904) 202-2000; Mayo Clinic, (904) 953-2000; Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville, (904) 399-6111; St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside, (904) 296-3700; UF Health Jacksonville, (904) 244-0411.

Visitor Information

208 N. Laura St. Suite 102 Jacksonville, FL 32202. Phone:(904)798-9111 or (800)733-2668

Air Travel

More than a dozen major and regional carriers serve

Rental Cars

Hertz, at the airport, offers discounts to AAA members; phone (904) 741-2151.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 3570 Clifford Ln., 5 miles northwest of downtown. For arrival information phone (904) 766-5110; for reservations and information phone (800) 872-7245.

Buses

The main Greyhound Lines Inc. bus terminal is at 10 N. Pearl St.; phone (904) 356-9976.

Taxis

Major cab companies are Checker Yellow Cab Co., (904) 345-3333 or (904) 765-9999; Coastal Cab, (904) 246-9999; and Gator City Taxi, (904) 999-9999. Base fare is $2 with a rate of $2 per mile.

Public Transportation

Jacksonville Transportation Authority operates a system of buses, trolleys and shuttles that serves Jacksonville and the beaches. A Baldwin Wildcat Commuter Shuttle offers weekday service to Baldwin and Macclenny. The Skyway, an automated monorail system, provides downtown transportation between the Prime Osborn Convention Center, Hemming Plaza and Rosa L. Parks Transit Station on the Northbank and San Marco and Kings Avenue Station across the river.

Boats

River taxi service between points along the St. Johns River is available from Jacksonville Water Taxi, departing every half-hour Tues.-Thurs. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fri.-Sat. (also holidays) 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; phone (904) 630-2489. A daily pass is $10; $8 (ages 3-12 and 65+). Fare to the stadium or Downtown Loop during football games and special events is $10 (round-trip); $20 (unlimited all day); cash only.

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