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The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents performances throughout the year including a guest artist series, an outdoor concert series and smaller group concerts. Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water St., is a state-of-the-art performance venue overlooking the St. Johns River downtown. Its three halls include Jacoby Symphony Hall, home of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Moran Theater, which can accommodate large-scale concerts and Broadway touring shows; and Terry Theater, which is used for smaller performances. For more information phone (904) 354-5547 or (904) 633-6110.

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The Florida State College at Jacksonville's Artist Series brings Broadway productions along with national and international ballet, opera and contemporary dance companies; phone (904) 442-2929 or (888) 860-2929.

Located downtown at 128 E. Forsyth St., the lavish Florida Theatre was built in 1927 and serves as a performing arts center; phone (904) 355-5661 for information or (904) 355-2787 for tickets.

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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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