It’s summertime in Jacksonville and even though you’ve been waiting for this all year long, it’s hot. Very hot. Sometimes there’s nothing else you can do but hide away from the sun inside but don’t bore yourself by simply staying close to your A/C unit at home. Beat the heat with these six indoor summer activities in and around Jacksonville.
Visiting a brewery is a great way to cool off on those sweaty days and luckily Jacksonville is home to many craft breweries. In fact, the choices can be overwhelming, which is why touring a few throughout the day is a good idea. Grab a Jax Ale Trail passport and check out as many breweries as you can!
The St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is a fun place for the whole family. The museum boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pirate artifacts and treasures. You can spend hours here, you’ll never run out of things to do and see. Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Admission cost is $13.99 for adults and $6.99 for children.
For the golf lover in all of us – the World Golf Hall of Fame houses many interactive exhibits, players’ memorabilia, and of course the largest IMAX screen in the whole state of Florida. Admission is $20.95 for adults, $5 for children aged 5-12; $10 for students; and $19.95 for seniors, military personnel, and all Florida residents. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm; noon to 6 pm on Sundays.
Want to know more about the history of Northeast Florida? Do you love science? Are you a fan of live animal shows? If you answered yes to one of more of these questions – the Museum of Science and History is the place for you! Adults and kids alike love this popular spot. Admission is $12.50 with discounts for children, students, seniors, and military personnel. Open every day of the week!
If you’re looking for an indoor date spot, look no further than the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. This charming museum holds works that date back to 2000 B.C. among many other breathtaking paintings, porcelain, and prints. Admission is $10 with discounts for children, students, seniors, and military personnel. Open Tuesdays from 10 am to 9 pm, Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm.
Before there was the famous television show, there was the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in St. Augustine, a weird and wacky place that showcases oddities from all around the world. What you’ll find here will shock and delight you, and will most likely leave you speechless. Admission is $15.99 for adults and $6.99 for kids. Open daily from 9 am to 8 pm.