Welcome to Jacksonville Florida
Jacksonville has had a few name
changes over the years. The Timucua Indians who settled downtown
called it Ossachite, the French called it Fort Caroline, the
Spanish called it San Mateo, and the English dubbed it Cowford.
By 1822, a year after Jacksonville
became part of the US, it had acquired its current name. It is
Florida's largest city, with a population of nearly 800,000 residents.
If you love to salsa, you'll
find that Jacksonville has its fair share of salsa clubs and
bars. You'll be able to enjoy tropical Caribbean entertainment
at your choice of venues.
Visitors to Jacksonville can
join in with the salsa dancing at a Latin dance show, Latin theme
party or Cuban theme party. There are bands, Latin music, salsa
dancers and Cuban music at venues around the city, so you won't
be short of entertainment.
When you leave the dance floor,
there's plenty to do in and around Jacksonville. With tropical
Caribbean temperatures for much of the year, Jacksonville is
a great place to spend some time and you are close to many of
Florida's major attractions. Jacksonville is humid, with a sub
In the summer, the average temperature
is around 91F, while in January it's around 64F. It's the perfect
weather to enjoy the attractions, entertainment and nightlife
that Jacksonville has to offer. And don't worry, there hasn't
been a serious hurricane there in more than 130 years.
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