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When you trade Pennsylvania for Jacksonville, Florida, it's almost like stepping into another world. The man-made brick and steel of Philly gives way to the untamed beauty and heat of the everglades, the moment you land at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).
JAX, as the locals call it, provides the tranquility of Florida's famous beaches, but in a decidedly less urban setting. Both the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail and Big Talbot Island State Park offer scenic hiking and biking.
The Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve contains the Fort Caroline National Memorial, a reproduction of the state's earliest French settlement. Nearby you’ll also find the historical Kingsley Plantation. For a thrilling educational experience, watch the feeding of rescued jungle cats, at the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.
The I-95 highway runs right through the center of Jacksonville, and is the route generally preferred by locals and visitors alike. The I-295 bypasses the Jacksonville metropolitan area but may not be any faster during peak commute times.
The flight to Jacksonville is just under two hours from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Jacksonville is not a bustling international hub like Fort Lauderdale. It houses the Florida Air National Guard and was originally constructed back in 1965 to serve nearby naval bases. The Jacksonville Air National Guard Base is situated in the southwest quadrant of the airport.