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Jacksonville Florida Transportation - Jacksonville is a large metropolis that has transformed through the 1990ís into a touristís paradise with 20 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches, championship golf courses, and national and state parks. Jacksonville is a vibrant and exciting city that offers some of the best entertainment in this part of the country.

Jacksonville International Airport is the cityís main airport ( An Express Shuttle offers van service to hotels and resorts in Jacksonville. Taxis are also available at the airport, and rates to downtown are reasonable.

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Jacksonville Florida is a vast area, so a car is recommended if you intend to visit other parts of Jacksonville than just downtown. Most major rental car companies are available at the airport. Taxis are also available in the city. They can be hailed or called, and rates are very affordable.

The Skyway, an elevated train, runs from the Florida Community College campus through downtown to the Southbank Riverwalk. The free Trolley service runs east and west through downtown along Bay Street. More information about the Trolley and Skyway can be obtained from the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (

On the ocean, the St. Johns River Ferry ( offers river crossing from Mayport to Fort George. The Ferry offers an enjoyable time-saving trip to Amelia Island.

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Jacksonville Interesting Facts

  • Jacksonville is the city with the highest population in Florida.
  • When Jacksonville was founded, it was originally called Cowford.
  • Jacksonville was named for Andrew Jackson in 1822.
  • During the Civil War, Jacksonville served as a main supplier of Hogs and Cattle.
  • Jacksonville was destroyed by fire on May 3, 1901.
  • In the early 1900ís, Jacksonville was known as The Winter Film Capital of the World.
  • Lynyrd Skynrd was formed in Jacksonville.
  • Jacksonville is home to the largest Urban Park System in the United States.
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  • The first sewing machine was built in Jacksonville in 1845.
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