has scenic beaches, beautiful parks, world-class museums, thriving art scene, great eats, fantastic shopping and a host of things to do. The city has a southern flavor, and is nothing short of stunning! Here is the perfect guide to plan your 24 hours in the “River City”:
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9:00am- Breakfast in Bohemian Style at The Loving Cup Hash HouseThe Loving Cup Hash House
has delectable breakfast selections, such as the Buttermilk Pancakes, Beach Break Wrap, and more served up at a reasonable price. Hit this unique local spot for some innovative breakfast!Address:
32250, 610 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, United StatesPhone:
1 904-422-0644Website: www.thelovingcuphashhouse.com
10:00am- Sink your toes in the sands of Jacksonville BeachJacksonville Beach
has a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Sand, surf and sun, all at one place. Great beach for families and friends. This beach also has a Jacksonville Fishing Pier for people angling for a fish. Enjoy the Seashore!Distance from the Loving Cup Hash House:
0.6 miles or 3 minutes drive
12:00pm- Fun time at the Adventure LandingAdventure Landing
is situated just off the sandy shores of Jacksonville Beach. There is so much to do at this spot, such as Adventure Speedway Go-Karts, splashtastic Shipwreck Island Waterpark,
and more. This spot continue dishing out the fun!Address:
1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250, United StatesPhone:
1 904-246-4386Website: www.adventurelanding.com/parks/jacksonville-beachDistance from Jacksonville Beach:
1.6 miles or 5 minutes drive
1:00pm – Out to Lunch!
Fuel your body with lunch. Up for some Mexican, head to TacoLu
(1712 Beach Blvd) for Mexican cuisine, or Mojo Kitchen, BBQ Pit & Blues Bar
(1500 Beach Blvd) for barbeque, Marker 32
(14549 Beach Boulevard) for seafood. Hankering for some Mediterranean fare, go to Dwight's Mediterranean Style Bistro
(1527 Penmand Rd); for American African seafood, go to Eleven South Bistro
(216 11th Avenue South).
2:00pm- Time to Splurge and Pamper yourself, go shopping!
Head over to the St. Johns Town Center
(4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246) for shopping. The center has more than 175 stores to choose from. This spot has everything from the latest in fashion to classics. Website: www.simon.com/mall/st-johns-town-center
3:00pm- For the Love of Art!
Time for arty exploration! Head to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
(829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204, United States). The Cummer Museum has around 5,000 objects in its permanent collection ranging from 2100 BC to the twenty-first Century. Do see the century-old beautiful gardens that run along the St. Johns River.Website: www.cummermuseum.orgDistance from St. Johns Town Center:
12.2 miles or 20 minutes drive
Then, drive to the restored Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
(333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United States), which is just 1.7 miles away or 8 minutes drive. This museum has works by masters like Miro and Picasso, however the focus is on the post-1945 works by well-known and up-and-coming artists.
4:00pm- Entertainment at The Florida TheatreThe Florida Theatre
, a restored iconic grandest theatre, hosts more than 200 cultural and entertainment events annually. Enjoy the performances by your favorite comedians, musicians and plays at this venue. Address:
128 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32205, United StatesWebsite: www.floridatheatre.comDistance from Museum of Contemporary Arts Jacksonville:
0.4 miles or 2 minutes drive
5:00pm- Treat yourself with some New American dishes at the BB’s!BB’s
draws large crowds by its urban environs and creative fare. This is a cool international spot serving creative New American cuisines and deserts. Address:
1019 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United StatesWebsite: www.bbsrestaurant.comDistance from The Florida Theatre:
1.2 miles or 6 minutes drive
7:00pm- Enjoy fireworks and city skyline at the Friendship Fountain!
To see the magnificent skyline of Jacksonville as well as the fireworks, head to Friendship Fountain
(1015 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States). This is a signature spot that features a splendid fountain in a lovely urban park district.
Website: www.jaxfountain.comDistance from the BB’s:
0.5 miles or 2 minutes drive
Head to Taverna
(1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States) for some seasonal European food paired with wine. For American, French or Asian cuisine, head to Mathew’s
(2107 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States). This place caters to every taste bud. You can also go to Black Sheep
(1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, United States) for some southern regional American fare.
10:00- The night is still young in J-ville!
Drive to Side Car
(1406 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, United States) a sophisticated nightlife spot for inventive and vintage cocktails. If you’re craving for that one special drink, then go to Dos Gatos
(123 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United States) famous for hand-made concoctions. This spot has great atmosphere, eclectic music selection and cocktails. To relive the good old days of sock hops, hula-hoops and bebop, head to 57 Heaven
(8136 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32211, United States).
12:00am: NightCap at the Prohibition-era Speakeasy- The VolsteadThe Volstead
is a themed bar that makes you feel at home with comfy couches and television. Enjoy your drinks while watching black and white movies. Its all about cocktails at this spot. You’ll get a retro feel here!Address:
115 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, United StatesWebsite: www.thevolsteadjax.com
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