Jacksonville Guide

Mar 1, 2021 | City Guides, Florida

Use our Jacksonville guide to discover a variety of activities to do and places to eat in Jacksonville, Florida.

This guide will grow further over time and your recommendations are welcome!

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

If you prefer something more in tune with nature then you’ll enjoy exploring the grounds and the beauty of these gardens. This 120 acre property was once used for mining. Seven trails are available ranging from easy to more difficult.

Big Talbot State Park

This state park is a natural preserve that is perfect for watching nature and photography. Activities include birdwatching, boating, cycling, fishing, hiking, paddling and much more. Be sure and check out Boneyard Beach while you are there.

Blue Jay Listening Room

If you’re a lover of music then this is the spot for you where live music is the focus. Be sure and check their ever-changing schedule for new shows.

Bold Bean Coffee Roasters

Don’t be afraid to embrace your coffee-loving side. This coffee shop focuses on providing specialty coffees that are sustainably sourced. They are located in Riverside and also sell their beans online.                                                                     

The District SPR

This local spot is a modern art-inspired environment for you to enjoy wine, beer, and food. Check out their outdoor seating and beautiful Peacock Garden. Be sure to try out their Charcuterie Board or Spinach & Artichoke Dip which they have been recognized for by the Jacksonville Magazine.

Escape Restaurant and Bar

Located in historic 5 Points, you will find a variety of options such as dishes inspired by various regions of the world, wine tasting, or daily happy hour. The menu ranges from starters and spreads to delicious main courses. They also offer a large variety of hookah flavors. 

Jacksonville Beach Pier

(At the time of this writing, the pier is closed due to damage from two hurricanes. It is expected to reopen in Spring 2022) Get close and take in the view of the Atlantic Ocean or just take a walk around to appreciate the view.

Jacksonville Riverwalk Promenade

A great place for family, friends or for some alone time. Take the time to go for a walk along the St. John’s River or even enjoy a workout. 

Pink Salt Restaurant and Wine Bar

Pink Salt is a whole vibe! You’re in for an amazing experience the moment you arrive. Enjoy various dishes and be inspired by the Caribbean islands and beyond. Seafood lovers will love the Jumbo Gumbo served over locally sourced grits!

Prospect Five Points

This restaurant and wine bar, also located in 5 Points, serves a variety of delicious dining options from a shareable meat and cheese board to their delicious house-made desserts, nothing disappoints!      

Riverside Arts Market

Become engrossed in the local scene … drop by to explore delicious food, produce, household items, and much more! Look for special events throughout the year and join the market each Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm.

Social Grounds Coffee

A great spot to get high-quality specialty coffee. They also sell their coffee online and have space for events. Located in historic Springfield, they also sell their coffee on their website and offer a subscription service.

V Pizza

Pizza, pizza, pizza! Enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas made using quality ingredients. They also serve wood-fire roasted chicken wings, sandwiches, salads, and desserts.
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