Forget Miami and Orlando: This Florida City is the Real Gem

Travel Lemming named Jacksonville as one of the best places to travel in 2024.

 Jacksonville is the only Florida city to make the list.

Travel Lemming praises the city for its authentic local appeal, fewer tourists, family-friendly atmosphere, and engaging activities.

Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the continental United States.

Jacksonville has a rich cultural scene with historical sites, art installations, and delicious eats.

Many local bars, restaurants, and retailers in Jacksonville are black-owned, female-led, and LGBTQ+-friendly.

Jacksonville is close to desirable tourist destinations Amelia Island and St. Augustine.

 The no. 1 place to travel in 2024 is Yucatan, Mexico.

The rest of the top 10 places to travel are Gizo, Solomon Islands; Stavanger, Norway; Antigua, Guatemala; Memphis, Tennessee; Phu Quoc, Vietnam; St.

John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; Kodiak, Alaska; Guatapé, Colombia; and Eureka Springs, Arkansas.