I am also happy to say that Jacksonville has a growing Latin community, from Mexican, Colombian, to Puerto Rican and many others! The diversity is great. We even have our own Puerto Rican Day parade!
There is something for almost everyone, whether, it's a quiet day fishing or riding horses in the country, to museums, art fairs, to Country, jazz and rock festivals.
My favorite thing is definitely the beach, and just enjoying the natural beauty of North Florida. There are many nature parks and trails. One of my favorite places is called Huegenot Memorial Park, or as the locals call it: the Jettys. It sits across from Mayport Naval Station, and is a great beach, as well as campground. We spend as much time as we can here.
So if you are ever in Florida, don't forget to stop by and check out the River City. You'll be pleasantly surprised.