Enjoy Fun Jacksonville Attractions While Staying in Homerville

Homerville offers less than two hours' drive to fun Jacksonville attractions. Staying in Homerville allows for plenty to do and see along the way or for planning day trips. Homerville sits very near the Okefenokee Swamp area and the beach in Jacksonville. Start planning your trip now to stay in Homerville and visit nearby Jacksonville attractions.

Jacksonville Zoo
8605 Zoo Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 757-4463
www.jacksonvillezoo.org

The Jacksonville Zoo, located near a Homerville Bed and Breakfast, offers much for all members of the family to do. The zoo has many exhibits including penguins, birds and other exotic animals. The zoo also has a botanical gardens to combine into one day trip to Jacksonville or come back another day. The zoo lists the animal feeding schedules for the public to watch and learn more about the animals. Restaurants throughout the zoo offer snacks, sandwiches and other American fare.

The zoo opens daily at 9 AM and closes at 5 PM except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. The summer hours extend to 6 PM on the weekends and holidays. Admission for adults is $13, kids ages 3 to 12 are $8, and kids age 2 and under are free. Other rides and combination tickets offer discounts.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 356-6857
www.cummer.org

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, known as a gem among the locals and tourists to the Jacksonville, Florida area offers ongoing exhibitions and collections for viewing. The vast collection at The Cummer includes oil paintings, decorative arts, sculptures and many more with some antiquities dating back to the time of Rome and earlier. The Cummer gardens come alive in the spring and summer. If visiting from a nearby Homerville Inn, you may catch a summer concert or other live entertainment at The Cummer Museum. The Tree Cup Café sells food and drinks at the event.

Timacuan Ecological Preserve
12713 Fort Caroline Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 641-7155
www.nps.gov/timu

If staying in nearby Homerville, Georgia, the Timacuan Preserve can offer plenty to do for a daytrip to Jacksonville, Florida. The beauty of the wetlands near the Atlantic provides a relaxing stroll along the dunes, marshes, and hardwoods surrounding the preserve. Included on the preserve is the Fort Caroline National Monument. The Fort gives visitors a step back in time to learn about the French battle during the sixteenth century in Florida, according to the local government. The many other areas nearby in the preserve provide visitors a great day trip filled with history and nature, one of many beautiful Jacksonville attractions.

Atlantic Beach
800 Seminole Rd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 247-5800
www.ci.atlantic-beach.fl.us

The nearby Atlantic Beach supplies visitors with a clean beach that is hardly ever crowded. Visitors staying in the nearby Homerville, Georgia area can visit the beach in Jacksonville for a great day trip. The beach makes a great spot for water enthusiasts with kayaking and surfing activities.

Little Talbot Island Park
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
(904) 251-2320
www.floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland/

The Little Talbot Island State Park provides visitors with much to do while staying in the nearby Homerville, Georgia area. The park offers over five miles of beaches along with forest, dunes and marshes. Getting out in nature at the park allows for relaxation and fishing opportunities. Visitors can hike the nature trail and enjoy a picnic in the area while spotting native birds and other wildlife.