Jacksonville, Florida (1/13)

Jacksonville, known to locals as Jax, has the lowest hotel rates and the youngest population in the state of Florida, but it doesn’t lack in beaches or things to do. There are 22 miles of beaches, which is more shoreline than any other Florida city. There is plenty of fishing, surfing, historic neighborhoods, golfing, art, and live music to enjoy along with America’s largest urban park system. You can see the area by bike, on foot, or by a guided kayak tour. Avoid the crowds of the more popular Florida cities and enjoy a place that claims, “It’s easier here.”