I always like taking my kids to affordable, warm-weather destinations where we can enjoy family-friendly outdoor attractions. For the past several years, our normal go-to spot has been Miami (that’s where we’re en route to now thanks to an awesome Southwest redemption), and aside from Miami and Orlando, I haven’t explored much of Florida with my kids yet.
This November, Jacksonville, FL is promoting Kids Free November, a special promotion that offers free admission and other discounted activities for children at local museums and attractions all month long. I have not visited Jacksonville myself, and with the city being recently named“One of the World’s Top 10 Best Value Destinations” by Lonely Planet, I’m certainly intrigued.
This November, family attractions in Jacksonville will offer free admission for up to five children under the age of 12 with each general adult admission purchased.
Kids Free November Participating Attractions include:
- Adventure Landing
- Adventure Kayak Florida
- Catty Shack Rach Wildlife Sanctuary
- Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
- Durkeeville Historical Society
- Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex
- Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
- Jacksonville Symphony
- Jax Helicopter Tours
- Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA)
- Kayak Amelia
- King Pins Bowling Center
- Museum of Science and History (MOSH)
- Ritz Theatre and Museum
- Sweet Pete’s
- Space Base
Aside from my usual stop at the beach when I visit Florida, it looks like there’s a lot to do in Jacksonville for families all year around. A trip to Adventure Landing seems like a fun day to spend the day with mini-golf, go karts, and their ShipWreck Island waterpark.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is one of the most visited attractions in Northeast Florida and one of the top 9 animal attractions in the nation. With free admission for children, a family vacation instantly becomes more attainable.
I think the Kids Free November promotion is a great initiative to attract tourism to Jacksonville. In my case, there are plenty of nonstop flights to Jacksonville from the NYC area, so I’d definitely consider a hop down to explore a new part of the state. At the end of the day, when it’s freezing a brisk back home, a little bit on Florida sunshine goes a long way.
Have you visited Jacksonville or any of these participating attractions with your family?