Although Florida offers a long list of popular, well-established meeting destinations, from north to south and from the Atlantic Coast to the Gulf of Mexico, it also features a trio of less well-known destinations along its Northeast Coast.
However, each year more planners discover — and swear allegiance to — the practical benefits and unique appeal of meeting in Jacksonville, Amelia Island and St. Augustine/Ponte Vedra Beach.
For planners unfamiliar with the destination, there are many surprises to be found in Jacksonville. For example, Jacksonville is the largest city by landmass in the continental U.S. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the St. Johns River, the sprawling waterfront metropolis boasts 21 miles of beaches and more than three miles of riverfront public spaces in its laidback downtown. Jacksonville also offers the largest public park system in the country, with more than 85,000 acres of recreation space, and is nationally recognized as one of the top 25 arts cities in the U.S.