As the intersection of I-10 from the west and I-95 from the north, Jacksonville is the gateway to Florida. Over 5 million visitors come through Jacksonville each year! The travel industry in Jacksonville dates to the turn of the century when our city was the southern-most harbor for passenger ships that plied the ports of America's east coast. Jacksonville is a destination as well as a point of origin for international travel today. Agencies are helpful in planning and expediting trips using airlines, sea cruises and rail transportation.