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Local Attractions in Jacksonville
Arts & Culture
From amazing Broadway musicals, internationally famous musical artists and fun-for-the-whole-family ice spectaculars to renowned dance and theater performances to premier visual art galleries and museums, the area around our downtown hotel offers a rich diversity of art and culture for people of all tastes and budgets. Check out these cultural attractions in Jacksonville below.
The Florida Theater
Featuring more than 200 annual culture and entertainment events every year, this gorgeous theater has served as a beloved mecca for generations of arts lovers. From contemporary rock, pop, jazz, country and blues to opera and ballet, The Florida Theater offers something amazing for every taste and budget.
Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
Right on the St. Johns River, this impressive performing arts center is home to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and features performances from artists such as Yanni as well as wonderful musicals and amazing dance performances from professional touring groups.
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
At the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, there’s definitely some fun entertainment for everyone. From fantastic performances from famed artists like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban to family events like Disney on Ice to Cirque Du Soleil and comedy acts, this diverse venue always pleases.
The Florida Ballet
Since 1979, Jacksonville’s first and only professional dance company has brought the city beautiful, graceful and emotionally charged performances from both cutting-edge and classic pieces created by emerging and established choreographers.
The Ritz Theater and Museum
This beautiful and historically significant theater in Jacksonville’s La Villa community opened its doors in 1929 as a movie house and has stridently served to, according the theater and museum’s website, “research, record and preserve the material and artistic culture of African American life in North East Florida…and present in an educational or entertaining format, the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of this community.” Performances include jazz, blues, dance, spoken word, theater and internationally renowned musical performers.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer is the largest museum in North East Florida, featuring a diverse selection of fine and famed art in its permanent collection, especially its Old Master and American paintings. And when you step outside, the beauty continues with the amazing Cummer Gardens.
MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art
MOCA Jacksonville, a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida, serves the community and its visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present.
The Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
Fun for kids and adults alike, MOSH has delighted and educated generations of Jacksonvillians since 1969. MOSH offers every visitor a wide array of fantastic “core” exhibits to love, learn from and enjoy, including: The Body Within; Water Worlds; Currents of Time; Atlantic Tails; Aqua Expo; The Loft Gallery; and Florida Naturalist’s Center. Oh, and the newly opening Bryan Gooding Planetarium!
Luckily, whether you’re in town for the game or plan on picking up a ticket, you’ll be happy to know you’ve chosen one of the best Jacksonville hotels near the Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium—otherwise known as EverBank Field—and Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. We are so close, in fact, that we are the last stop on the St. Johns River Taxi prior to EverBank Field. It doesn’t get more convenient than that! We’re proud of our service, accommodations and downtown Jacksonville location—and we’re pretty sure you’ll feel like you got the best “seating” available when you stay at Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk—especially for a sports fan.
EverBank Field—The Jacksonville Jaguars Football!
Go Jags! The Jacksonville Jaguars football team are the city’s greatest pride and joy. Drawing visitors from all over the country, the Jaguars have brought the Jacksonville community together to cheer on their favorite team—and the owners have brought an amazing wealth and variety of philanthropy all over the city. Lexington Jacksonville hotel near EverBank Field offers the perfect accommodations for your next visit. Learn all about the Jaguars, EverBank Field and tickets at the Jaguars official site.
The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena—Premier Entertainment Venue!
The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, hosts a wide variety of numerous entertainment events—and is home base for The Jacksonville Sharks, our city’s very own professional arena football team. Cheer them on to victory and experience the excitement of stadium football at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena—which is just minutes from Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk.
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville—Home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp!
It’s a delight to visit the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville to cheer on our city’s beloved minor league baseball team—The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, who have been calling Jacksonville home and playing to great acclaim since 1984. Jacksonville citizens have long enjoyed the wonderful experience of bringing the family to the ball games and the players and great games just make the experience even better.
Florida/Georgia The Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party
Calling all college football fans! Join the City of Jacksonville for the celebration that attracts fans from far and near. Don’t miss RV City, Touchdown Showdown (the home of interactive games, jumbo screens to watch the big game and more), the Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Corporate Village and much more! It all leads up to the big game on Saturday at EverBank Field located near our Jacksonville hotel. Anyone who says it’s just a game has never been!
Commonly called “The Bold New City of The South,” Jacksonville is home base to a wide array of very successful national, state and local companies. Whether you’re part of a corporate group or a road warrior traveling solo, we know you’ll be more than pleased to have selected Lexington Hotel & Conference Center – Jacksonville Riverwalk as your accommodations destination of choice in Jacksonville.
Area Businesses Include:
- Baptist Medical
- Daymon Worldwide
- General Electric
- Northrup Grumman
- State Farm
- Stein Mart