Ever consider a contract job in Jacksonville, FL? Located roughly 25 miles south of the Georgia border, Jacksonville, is the gateway to Sunny Florida. A busy metropolitan area, Jacksonville offers sunny weather nearly year-round, plenty of things to do and see and an amazing mix of cultural foods. If you are looking for southern hospitality meets palm trees, Jacksonville could be the place for you for your next contract job.
Jacksonville has mainly two seasons, Summer and Spring. During the summer months the weather is hot with temperatures averaging around 90℉. The winter months are often cooler averaging around 65℉. The winter months only last on average two months, and while the sun shines often in the summer, plenty days see rain showers.
With a population of 890,000 people Jacksonville is a bustling city. Renting a one-bedroom apartment will run between $800 and $1100 a month.
Jacksonville has a number of restaurants that come highly recommended from small taco joints to Korean barbeque to upscale Italian dining. The possibilities are endless. One of the most highly recommended places to dine is The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar. While in Florida fresh seafood can be found nearly everywhere The Blue Fish serves up everything from mahi mahi to oysters to dollar mimosas with Sunday brunch.
If tacos are your thing, we recommend checking out TacoLu. They are open every day but Mondays and serve up Happy Hour daily from 2-7. You can order sides like Mexican street corn and queso and every kind of fish taco you could imagine. They also beef, chicken, pork, and veggie taco options; not to mention staples like quesadillas and nachos. They also have an extensive tequila and drink menu.
There are plenty of adventures waiting for you in Jacksonville from outdoor hiking to water sports to museum and educational experiences. One of the most popular things to visit is Catty Shack Ranch, if you are brave enough to come face to face with a lion or big cat that is! This rescue has been in operation for nearly 30 years and prides itself on its conservation mission. Buy tickets early because the tours often sell out!
If you are looking to explore nature and see the great outdoors, a stop at Big Talbot Island State Park should be on your list. You can spend the day exploring wetlands and marshes, riding your bike along one of their endless trails, relaxing on a secluded beach, or trying your hand at fishing off the pier. There is even an option to book a guided kayak tour to get another perspective of the natural beauty of this park. Perhaps you'd like to view Florida from the water but in a different way, Kraken Cycle Boats is your party on the water. Book a tour, grab a drink and cycle along the water ways while you enjoy good company and music and maybe even catch a glimpse of a dolphin or manatee along the way.
With multiple hotel options in the area it can be a bit overwhelming to find one, Extended Stay America located conveniently close to the downtown area is a good option. Rooms come with full kitchens making long term stays more comfortable, as well as offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast and on-site laundry. They also have free parking as well as a pool.
If you are traveling with an RV or camper there are multiple options in the Jacksonville area, Pecan Park is long term stay friendly and located close to the airport. They offer sites with full hook up, laundry services, cable, and Wi-Fi.