Off the Island
cumberland island national seashore
Kingsley Plantation is located on Fort George Island, just a short drive from Seaside Escape. The plantation was operated by Zephaniah Kingsley from 1814 to 1837. It is now owned by the National Park Service and offers daily tours.
Jacksonville Zoo is a great place to take the entire family. They have a special Wild Florida exhibit with 2.5 acres of natural wetlands that is home to the zoo's collection of native animals and plants including alligators, black bears, red wolves, whooping cranes, bald eagles, bobcats, Florida panthers, white-tailed deer and an owl species.