Visiting Jacksonville? Free Wi-Fi Downtown, New Mobile Dining, Entertainment App Now Available

Apr 28, 2017

Lots of places to go and things to see and do in Northeast Florida are on Visit Jacksonville's new intoGo app for Apple and android devices.
Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT Public Broadcasting

The city’s tourism marketer, Visit Jacksonville, now has an official mobile app to help the millions of people who visit each year figure out what to do and where to go when they’re in town.

It’s called intoGo and it’s the creation of 2015 One Spark winner Zachary Schwartz.

Schwartz said the app puts everything from parks and playgrounds to shops and restaurants right at users’ fingertips.

“All you do is you open up intoGo ... and then you have a huge list of dinner results and it’s all based on how far do you want to travel and what is the most relevant place for you to go at that time and where you are,” he said.

Schwartz said intoGo covers Northeast Florida — from Amelia Island south to St. Augustine and west to Macclenny.

It’s available for Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded from the Visit Jacksonville website.

And visitors to downtown Jacksonville can now stay connected to the internet for free, thanks to a partnership between the city and the Downtown Investment Authority.

They launched a free public Wi-Fi network in the heart of town.

The area of free internet accessibility runs from Hogan to Market streets and from Bay to Duval streets.

The Wi-Fi network has been in the works since the fall of 2015.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews