Guidebook for Jacksonville

David
Guidebook for Jacksonville

Parks & Nature

Hiking and biking nature trail which is 17.9 miles long, and is fairly well-maintained. This is the nearest 'Rails-to-Trails' trail to my property. There is a new trailhead on Halsema Road that has a parking lot, nice picnic tables in a shelter and of all things an all-season horse-washing station (our tax dollars at work lol). Also there is a portable toilet near the shelter.
Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail
Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail
Hiking and biking nature trail which is 17.9 miles long, and is fairly well-maintained. This is the nearest 'Rails-to-Trails' trail to my property. There is a new trailhead on Halsema Road that has a parking lot, nice picnic tables in a shelter and of all things an all-season horse-washing station (our tax dollars at work lol). Also there is a portable toilet near the shelter.
War-Between-the-States memorial park with boardwalk through wetlands. Very well maintained. Few picnic tables but there is a restroom facility located nearby on the JAX-Baldwin trail, which can be accessed directly from Camp Milton. There is also a Community Center that can be rented for events.
Camp Milton
Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail
War-Between-the-States memorial park with boardwalk through wetlands. Very well maintained. Few picnic tables but there is a restroom facility located nearby on the JAX-Baldwin trail, which can be accessed directly from Camp Milton. There is also a Community Center that can be rented for events.
Tennis courts nearest to my property & they are well-maintained & lighted. There is also a nice walking trail, not too long but nice cause it circles small pond.
Crystal Springs Parkı
10151 Crystal Springs Rd
Tennis courts nearest to my property & they are well-maintained & lighted. There is also a nice walking trail, not too long but nice cause it circles small pond.
Wide variety of trees & flowers, nice hiking trail with some water features.
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Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens
1445 Millcoe Rd
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Wide variety of trees & flowers, nice hiking trail with some water features.
Has the oldest & most historic tree in the region that is huge & very beautiful, especially if the weather is nice. You can take scenic hikes downtown JAX from this starting point. However be aware that parking is very limited & this is also a popular spot for street people & panhandlers.
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Treaty Oak Park
1207 Prudential Dr
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Has the oldest & most historic tree in the region that is huge & very beautiful, especially if the weather is nice. You can take scenic hikes downtown JAX from this starting point. However be aware that parking is very limited & this is also a popular spot for street people & panhandlers.
Bicycle & hiking trail that circles the island has spectacular views. Bicycles are available for rent. Beautiful & interesting island that once was the exclusive home of the very rich & famous. There are fine restaurants, motels and hotels (all somewhat pricey) and also a RV campground on this island. Note: there is a daily entry fee to enter the island. Also this park is very crowded during summer season.
Jekyll Island Campground
1197 Riverview Dr
Bicycle & hiking trail that circles the island has spectacular views. Bicycles are available for rent. Beautiful & interesting island that once was the exclusive home of the very rich & famous. There are fine restaurants, motels and hotels (all somewhat pricey) and also a RV campground on this island. Note: there is a daily entry fee to enter the island. Also this park is very crowded during summer season.
Sea turtles are rescued & nursed back to health here. Small place that is very crowded, especially on weekends. You can see the vets operating on the injured turtles through a plate glass window.
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The Georgia Sea Turtle Center
214 Stable Rd
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Sea turtles are rescued & nursed back to health here. Small place that is very crowded, especially on weekends. You can see the vets operating on the injured turtles through a plate glass window.
Very popular beach park with many picnic tables & nice spots for outings. Be aware that this park is usually very crowded on weekends, especially if the weather is nice.
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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
500 Wonderwood Dr
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Very popular beach park with many picnic tables & nice spots for outings. Be aware that this park is usually very crowded on weekends, especially if the weather is nice.
Lovely beaches & scenic hiking trail. Generally not too crowded, even on weekends. Awesome tent & small RV camping sites. Be aware that during some times of the year (like May) there may be biting flies on the beach that are resistant to most bug sprays. Also Hurricane Irma caused extensive beach damage that may not have been repaired.
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Little Talbot Island State Park
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Lovely beaches & scenic hiking trail. Generally not too crowded, even on weekends. Awesome tent & small RV camping sites. Be aware that during some times of the year (like May) there may be biting flies on the beach that are resistant to most bug sprays. Also Hurricane Irma caused extensive beach damage that may not have been repaired.
Beautiful & historic park with wild horses on the beach! Be aware that visitors to Cumberland Island must take a ferry from the mainland & must reserve the ferry ride at least one week in advance. Reservations can be made online (https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/permitsandreservations.htm) or by calling the National Park Service (be prepared to wait on hold for a while cause there is usually a long queue). Refer to this listing in "Sightseeing" category above for more info.
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Cumberland Island National Seashore Visitor Center
113 St Marys St W
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Beautiful & historic park with wild horses on the beach! Be aware that visitors to Cumberland Island must take a ferry from the mainland & must reserve the ferry ride at least one week in advance. Reservations can be made online (https://www.nps.gov/cuis/planyourvisit/permitsandreservations.htm) or by calling the National Park Service (be prepared to wait on hold for a while cause there is usually a long queue). Refer to this listing in "Sightseeing" category above for more info.
Robert W. Loftin Nature Trail is a scenic trail that is located in the campus. Be aware that there is very limited parking near the trailhead & this park allows bikers & runners who may be quite aggressive. Very crowded on weekends.
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University of North Florida
1 UNF Dr
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Robert W. Loftin Nature Trail is a scenic trail that is located in the campus. Be aware that there is very limited parking near the trailhead & this park allows bikers & runners who may be quite aggressive. Very crowded on weekends.
Very scenic hiking trail & nice museum.
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Timucuan Ekolojik ve Tarihi Koruma Alanı
12713 Fort Caroline Road
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Very scenic hiking trail & nice museum.
At Kingsley Plantation you can explore the grounds, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden. For more info. visit https://www.nps.gov/timu/learn/historyculture/kp.htm. Also nearby is Ribault Club that was built in 1928 and is a monument to the resort era on Fort George Island. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed as an Historic Landmark by the City of Jacksonville. The Fort George Island Visitor Center is run by the Florida Park Service and the National Park Service through the Timucuan Trail State and National Parks partnership. For more info. visit http://www.theribaultclub.com/.
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Kingsley Plantation
11676 Palmetto Ave
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At Kingsley Plantation you can explore the grounds, which include the slave quarters, barn, waterfront, plantation house, kitchen house, and interpretive garden. For more info. visit https://www.nps.gov/timu/learn/historyculture/kp.htm. Also nearby is Ribault Club that was built in 1928 and is a monument to the resort era on Fort George Island. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and is listed as an Historic Landmark by the City of Jacksonville. The Fort George Island Visitor Center is run by the Florida Park Service and the National Park Service through the Timucuan Trail State and National Parks partnership. For more info. visit http://www.theribaultclub.com/.
Really interesting kayak tour around Little Talbot Is. State Park. Single and tandem kayaks are available for rent. They are safety-conscious. Note: this co. is only open on weekends and you definitely need to make a reservation. Call Kayak Amelia at 904-251-0016 or go to their website (http://www.kayakamelia.com) to make reservations. If you want to rent a single passenger kayak the rental & tour fee is typically $65 per person. The tour itself typically lasts about 3 hours, so please plan accordingly. Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent, snacks, sunglasses, a brim hat, a sunblock shirt, ziplock or dry bags for cell phones, keys, etc. Group tours can be arranged at a discounted rate.
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Kayak Amelia
13030 Heckscher Dr
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Really interesting kayak tour around Little Talbot Is. State Park. Single and tandem kayaks are available for rent. They are safety-conscious. Note: this co. is only open on weekends and you definitely need to make a reservation. Call Kayak Amelia at 904-251-0016 or go to their website (http://www.kayakamelia.com) to make reservations. If you want to rent a single passenger kayak the rental & tour fee is typically $65 per person. The tour itself typically lasts about 3 hours, so please plan accordingly. Bring water, sunscreen, bug repellent, snacks, sunglasses, a brim hat, a sunblock shirt, ziplock or dry bags for cell phones, keys, etc. Group tours can be arranged at a discounted rate.
Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Daily tours with period re-enactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. Fort Clinch offers a six mile trail for hikers and off road bicyclists. Parts of the trail are heavily forested and traverse ancient dunes that are very steep, offering a challenge to off road bicyclists and hikers as well. Willow Pond Hiking Trail is located centrally along the park drive. Two loops encircle a series of fresh water ponds, the shorter loop takes around 20 minutes, the longer loop takes 45-50 minutes to complete. For more info. visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch.
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Fort Clinch State Park Main Entrance
2601 Atlantic Ave
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Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Daily tours with period re-enactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. Fort Clinch offers a six mile trail for hikers and off road bicyclists. Parts of the trail are heavily forested and traverse ancient dunes that are very steep, offering a challenge to off road bicyclists and hikers as well. Willow Pond Hiking Trail is located centrally along the park drive. Two loops encircle a series of fresh water ponds, the shorter loop takes around 20 minutes, the longer loop takes 45-50 minutes to complete. For more info. visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch.
This park has a beach that is very popular with locals because they allow vehicles to be driven on the beach. However beware that during peak times (esp. on weekends and holidays) there are so many vehicles on the beach that this area can become congested and not child-friendly.
89 yerel halk öneriyor
Huguenot Anıt Parkı
10980 Heckscher Dr
89 yerel halk öneriyor
This park has a beach that is very popular with locals because they allow vehicles to be driven on the beach. However beware that during peak times (esp. on weekends and holidays) there are so many vehicles on the beach that this area can become congested and not child-friendly.
This is one of the most popular beaches in NE FL for camping enthusiasts. Reservations can be made online using Reserve America: https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/anastasia-sp/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=FL&parkId=281003
224 yerel halk öneriyor
Anastasia Eyalet Parkı
300 Anastasia Park Rd
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This is one of the most popular beaches in NE FL for camping enthusiasts. Reservations can be made online using Reserve America: https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/anastasia-sp/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=FL&parkId=281003
Primarily a nature preserve with nice trails, however camping is also available. Refer to this website for more info.: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/big-talbot-island-state-park
58 yerel halk öneriyor
Big Talbot Adası Eyalet Parkı
58 yerel halk öneriyor
Primarily a nature preserve with nice trails, however camping is also available. Refer to this website for more info.: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/big-talbot-island-state-park
This is a small but beautiful park located on the shore of the St. John's River. There is an iconic memorial statue near the water that is a must-see & do photo-op. Riverside area nearby has many fine restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.
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Memorial Park
1620 Riverside Ave
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This is a small but beautiful park located on the shore of the St. John's River. There is an iconic memorial statue near the water that is a must-see & do photo-op. Riverside area nearby has many fine restaurants, bars, cafes, etc.
The oldest Spanish-built fort in the USA. Guided tours are available. There is a modest fee to enter inside the fort. There are historic event re-enactors performing, especially on weekends during mid-day. One of the highlights and most popular tourist attractions is the antique canon blast which is held in the early afternoon (LOUD doesn't do it justice lol). Refer to the Natl Parks website for more details: https://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm
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Castillo de San Marcos
1 S Castillo Dr
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The oldest Spanish-built fort in the USA. Guided tours are available. There is a modest fee to enter inside the fort. There are historic event re-enactors performing, especially on weekends during mid-day. One of the highlights and most popular tourist attractions is the antique canon blast which is held in the early afternoon (LOUD doesn't do it justice lol). Refer to the Natl Parks website for more details: https://www.nps.gov/casa/index.htm

Getting Around

Nearest JTA bus stop is at The Breakers mobile home park, 9101 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221.
Stop ID 2558 F.S.C.J. Cecil Center Campus station
Nearest JTA bus stop is at The Breakers mobile home park, 9101 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221.
Nice clean airport with connecting flights to many major cities like NYC & Atlanta.
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Jacksonville International Airport
2400 Yankee Clipper Dr
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Nice clean airport with connecting flights to many major cities like NYC & Atlanta.
JAX Amtrak rail station.
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Jacksonville Station
3570 Clifford Ln
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JAX Amtrak rail station.
Best place for less complex vehicle repairs & routine maintenance that is near to my property. As with most repair shops be aware that they will try to up-sell you for services & repairs that your vehicle may or may not need.
Tires Plus
5403 Normandy Blvd
Best place for less complex vehicle repairs & routine maintenance that is near to my property. As with most repair shops be aware that they will try to up-sell you for services & repairs that your vehicle may or may not need.
Nearest nationally-known car rental facility. Visit their website for more info. & phone # & to make reservations: https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/locations/us/fl/jacksonville-cassat-ave-4302.html
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1430 Cassat Ave
Nearest nationally-known car rental facility. Visit their website for more info. & phone # & to make reservations: https://www.enterprise.com/en/car-rental/locations/us/fl/jacksonville-cassat-ave-4302.html
Nearest Ford dealership.
Duval Ford
1616 Cassat Ave
Nearest Ford dealership.
Nearest Honda dealership.
Duval Honda
1325 Cassat Ave
Nearest Honda dealership.
Nearest Chevrolet dealership.
Nimnicht Chevrolet
1550 Cassat Ave
Nearest Chevrolet dealership.
Best place in JAX for import vehicle repair in my opinion. I've had good experience with their service.
Pulido's Automotive
2320 Atlantic Blvd
Best place in JAX for import vehicle repair in my opinion. I've had good experience with their service.
Nearest Toyota dealership.
Ernie Palmer Toyota
1290 Cassat Ave
Nearest Toyota dealership.

Food Scene

Reasonably priced & wide sushami & sushi selection.
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Fuji Sushi West
4495 Roosevelt Blvd
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Reasonably priced & wide sushami & sushi selection.
Awesome Vegetarian selections in luncheon buffet.
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5th Element Indian Restaurant
9485 Baymeadows Rd
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Awesome Vegetarian selections in luncheon buffet.
Fresh blackened fish sandwiches are very good.
Crabby Ben's Grill & Market
6219 San Juan Ave
Fresh blackened fish sandwiches are very good.
JAX's only authentic Ethiopian restaurant with delicious Vegan & non-Vegan entrees. Coffee Ceremony is a must-do if you like strong expresso.
Ibex Ethiopian Kitchen
5111 Baymeadows Rd
JAX's only authentic Ethiopian restaurant with delicious Vegan & non-Vegan entrees. Coffee Ceremony is a must-do if you like strong expresso.
Very impressive selection of pho dishes.
Viet Nam Palace
Very impressive selection of pho dishes.
In my opinion this is the best seafood restaurant in Jacksonville bar none! The menu is a bit pricy but worth it compared to other similar restaurants.
48 yerel halk öneriyor
Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar
3551 St Johns Ave
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In my opinion this is the best seafood restaurant in Jacksonville bar none! The menu is a bit pricy but worth it compared to other similar restaurants.
Wide variety of appetizers & entrees in menu. Good place for Sunday Bruch & there is a separate Brunch menu.
27 yerel halk öneriyor
The Mossfire Grill
1537 Margaret St
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Wide variety of appetizers & entrees in menu. Good place for Sunday Bruch & there is a separate Brunch menu.
Very popular place for Sunday Brunch & Breakfast. Vegan options have been recently added.
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Uptown Kitchen And Bar
1303 N Main St
71 yerel halk öneriyor
Very popular place for Sunday Brunch & Breakfast. Vegan options have been recently added.
Very extensive menu & good service. A bit pricey but not unusual for Sushi restaurants. Good selection of sake, warm & cold.
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Sake House
1478 Riverplace Blvd
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Very extensive menu & good service. A bit pricey but not unusual for Sushi restaurants. Good selection of sake, warm & cold.
Very nice river views with ferry docking nearby. Fish sandwiches are excellent. Not too far from Jacksonville Zoo, nice place to go & relax after Zoo outing.
Sand Dollar Restaurant
9716 Heckscher Drive
Very nice river views with ferry docking nearby. Fish sandwiches are excellent. Not too far from Jacksonville Zoo, nice place to go & relax after Zoo outing.
Unique pizza palace that adjoins Sidecar Bar so you can get unique alcoholic beverages & food in the same building.
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V Pizza - San Marco
1406 Hendricks Ave
47 yerel halk öneriyor
Unique pizza palace that adjoins Sidecar Bar so you can get unique alcoholic beverages & food in the same building.
Reasonably-priced Chinese take-out place that is nearest to my property.
King Wok Chinese Take Out
11043 Crystal Springs Road
Reasonably-priced Chinese take-out place that is nearest to my property.
One of the few restaurants that have good Puerto Rican & Latin specialty dishes in JAX Westside. Entrees are somewhat pricey though. There may be live entertainment on weekends-suggest that you call 1st if you seek entertainment as well.
El Tapatio
7900 103rd St
One of the few restaurants that have good Puerto Rican & Latin specialty dishes in JAX Westside. Entrees are somewhat pricey though. There may be live entertainment on weekends-suggest that you call 1st if you seek entertainment as well.
Awesome Northern Italian restaurant with real ambience. Be aware that this place is always busy & reservations are highly recommended.
Toscana Little Italy
4440 Hendricks Ave
Awesome Northern Italian restaurant with real ambience. Be aware that this place is always busy & reservations are highly recommended.
Nice selection of appetizers & some unique entrees. Popular night spot that is not too far from my place. Entrees are somewhat pricey.
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Restaurant Orsay
3630 Park St
115 yerel halk öneriyor
Nice selection of appetizers & some unique entrees. Popular night spot that is not too far from my place. Entrees are somewhat pricey.
Highest end quasi-Greek & Continental food restaurant in San Marco. Excellent service & nice ambience. Nice ambiance however be prepared for crowds, noise, and some real sticker shock when you see the menu lol.
56 yerel halk öneriyor
Taverna
1986 San Marco Blvd
56 yerel halk öneriyor
Highest end quasi-Greek & Continental food restaurant in San Marco. Excellent service & nice ambience. Nice ambiance however be prepared for crowds, noise, and some real sticker shock when you see the menu lol.
If you like traditional "Southern" cuisine, this is a good place. Don't expect to see any low cholesterol dishes lol. Alcoholic beverages are good but somewhat pricey.
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South Kitchen & Spirits
3638 Park St
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If you like traditional "Southern" cuisine, this is a good place. Don't expect to see any low cholesterol dishes lol. Alcoholic beverages are good but somewhat pricey.
Puerto Rican food with some Vegan options, which is extremely rare not only in JAX area but in general.
LECHONERA EL COQUI
3620 Blanding Blvd
Puerto Rican food with some Vegan options, which is extremely rare not only in JAX area but in general.
Go there for the beverages & appetizers & panoramic views on the rooftop patio. However be aware that food is mediocre at best & menu is sparse with little variety. No Vegan options except few salads. This is one of the most popular "hang-out" spots in the ever-growing trendy Riverside area.
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Black Sheep Restaurant
1534 Oak St
138 yerel halk öneriyor
Go there for the beverages & appetizers & panoramic views on the rooftop patio. However be aware that food is mediocre at best & menu is sparse with little variety. No Vegan options except few salads. This is one of the most popular "hang-out" spots in the ever-growing trendy Riverside area.
Nearest full-menu sit-down seafood restaurant on Westside.
The Juicy Crab - Westside
8106 Blanding Blvd
Nearest full-menu sit-down seafood restaurant on Westside.
Very popular restaurant in San Marco which is a nice touristy area. Orders are placed at counter and the patrons are given a beeper so they can pick up food at same counter (there are no servers). Child-friendly environment, relatively fast service except when they are very busy. Somewhat on the pricey side. Visit the co. website for more info. including menus: https://www.looppizzagrill.com/
22 yerel halk öneriyor
The Loop Pizza Grill
8221 Southside Blvd
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Very popular restaurant in San Marco which is a nice touristy area. Orders are placed at counter and the patrons are given a beeper so they can pick up food at same counter (there are no servers). Child-friendly environment, relatively fast service except when they are very busy. Somewhat on the pricey side. Visit the co. website for more info. including menus: https://www.looppizzagrill.com/
Super popular Sunday brunch restaurant--expect long lines during luncheon hours. Wide variety of sandwiches. Order is placed at front counter and a server delivers it to your table. Family-owned business, friendly staff, nice location downtown JAX.
The Southern Grill
800 Flagler Ave
Super popular Sunday brunch restaurant--expect long lines during luncheon hours. Wide variety of sandwiches. Order is placed at front counter and a server delivers it to your table. Family-owned business, friendly staff, nice location downtown JAX.
Nice family-owned nearby restaurant specializing in Puerto Rican dishes. Very reasonably priced entrees.
Puerto Plata Restaurant
2045 Bayview Rd
Nice family-owned nearby restaurant specializing in Puerto Rican dishes. Very reasonably priced entrees.
Their seafood Mofongo entrée is fantastic! They have other types of Mofongo dishes as well. If you like Puerto Rican style Mofongo suggest that you try this place. Very few tables is more like a deli.
El Mofongo
6011 103rd St
Their seafood Mofongo entrée is fantastic! They have other types of Mofongo dishes as well. If you like Puerto Rican style Mofongo suggest that you try this place. Very few tables is more like a deli.
Nearest Applebee's to my property. I've dined there once. Average at best, however this is the only place near my property that serves dine-in food & beverages up till 1am.
Applebee's Grill + Bar
843 Lane Ave S
Nearest Applebee's to my property. I've dined there once. Average at best, however this is the only place near my property that serves dine-in food & beverages up till 1am.
As steakhouses go, this is a decent place. Very crowded during lunch time. Never dined there for dinner.
Cross Creek Steakhouse and Ribs
850 Lane Ave S
As steakhouses go, this is a decent place. Very crowded during lunch time. Never dined there for dinner.
Very good pizza & sandwiches. Try the Portobello Mushroom sandwich for something different. Note: actual address is: 4591 Lakeside Dr Unit 101, Jacksonville, Florida 32210. Somewhat on the pricey side. Visit the co. website for more info. including menus: https://www.looppizzagrill.com/
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Loop Pizza Grill
211 3rd St
10 yerel halk öneriyor
Very good pizza & sandwiches. Try the Portobello Mushroom sandwich for something different. Note: actual address is: 4591 Lakeside Dr Unit 101, Jacksonville, Florida 32210. Somewhat on the pricey side. Visit the co. website for more info. including menus: https://www.looppizzagrill.com/
Best burritos in the downtown area in my opinion.
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Burrito Gallery Downtown
21 E Adams St
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Best burritos in the downtown area in my opinion.
Best Asian Fusion restaurant downtown in my opinion. Rather pricey but not out of range for that type of cuisine. On the 2nd level above Burrito Gallery. Nice ambiance & excellent service.
22 yerel halk öneriyor
Indochine Downtown
21 East Adams Street
22 yerel halk öneriyor
Best Asian Fusion restaurant downtown in my opinion. Rather pricey but not out of range for that type of cuisine. On the 2nd level above Burrito Gallery. Nice ambiance & excellent service.
Best Greek restaurant in Southside JAX in my opinion. There are a few outside tables as well. Popular night spot.
Athens Cafe
6271 St Augustine Rd
Best Greek restaurant in Southside JAX in my opinion. There are a few outside tables as well. Popular night spot.
Have not been there but it's supposed to be the #1 rated Greek restaurant in the area.
Streetside Bar and Grill at Greek Street
4332 University Blvd S
Have not been there but it's supposed to be the #1 rated Greek restaurant in the area.
Have not been there but it's supposed to be the #2 rated Greek restaurant in the area.
Tabouleh Cafe
7645 Merrill Rd
Have not been there but it's supposed to be the #2 rated Greek restaurant in the area.
Very nice place for dinner if you like Indian cuisine.
Masala Indian Cuisine
9825 San Jose Blvd
Very nice place for dinner if you like Indian cuisine.
Wide variety of specialty pizzas. Very popular night spot in the Riverside area.
39 yerel halk öneriyor
Carmines Pie House
2677 Forbes St
39 yerel halk öneriyor
Wide variety of specialty pizzas. Very popular night spot in the Riverside area.
One of the very best pizza restaurants in the Avondale & Riverside areas. Very popular and may be super crowded with long queues, especially on weekends.
101 yerel halk öneriyor
Mellow Mushroom
3611 St Johns Ave
101 yerel halk öneriyor
One of the very best pizza restaurants in the Avondale & Riverside areas. Very popular and may be super crowded with long queues, especially on weekends.
Very eclectic café & deli. You will not likely be able to resist purchasing an extra item at the checkout counter, e.g. the chocolate bars are delicious.
68 yerel halk öneriyor
European Street Cafe
1704 San Marco Blvd
68 yerel halk öneriyor
Very eclectic café & deli. You will not likely be able to resist purchasing an extra item at the checkout counter, e.g. the chocolate bars are delicious.
Tapas Tuesdays: go there anytime after 5pm on Tuesdays and entry to the Cummer Museum is free. Reservations are highly recommended as there are not many tables, and you can make a reservation online using Yelp. Visit their website for more details: http://www.cummermuseum.org/visit/cafe
6 yerel halk öneriyor
The Cummer Café
829 Riverside Ave
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Tapas Tuesdays: go there anytime after 5pm on Tuesdays and entry to the Cummer Museum is free. Reservations are highly recommended as there are not many tables, and you can make a reservation online using Yelp. Visit their website for more details: http://www.cummermuseum.org/visit/cafe
Very cool café, super popular on weekends.
75 yerel halk öneriyor
Bold Bean Coffee Roasters
869 Stockton St
75 yerel halk öneriyor
Very cool café, super popular on weekends.
Nearest nice Starbucks, relatively new compared to others in this area.
57 yerel halk öneriyor
Starbucks
1980 San Marco Blvd
57 yerel halk öneriyor
Nearest nice Starbucks, relatively new compared to others in this area.
One of the biggest hangout spots in the Riverside area, nice place to meet locals.
57 yerel halk öneriyor
Starbucks
1980 San Marco Blvd
57 yerel halk öneriyor
One of the biggest hangout spots in the Riverside area, nice place to meet locals.
“One of the biggest hangout spots in the San Marco area, nice place to meet locals.
57 yerel halk öneriyor
Starbucks
1980 San Marco Blvd
57 yerel halk öneriyor
“One of the biggest hangout spots in the San Marco area, nice place to meet locals.
Nearest Panera Bread, very popular spot in Roosevelt Square Mall.
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Panera Bread
1440 Hendricks Ave
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Nearest Panera Bread, very popular spot in Roosevelt Square Mall.
Classic retro frozen custard & ice cream shop, will take you back to the 1960's lol. Hours 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Dreamette
3646 Post St
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Classic retro frozen custard & ice cream shop, will take you back to the 1960's lol. Hours 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Best ice cream shop in San Marco area in my opinion.
Marble Slab Creamery
2000 Hendricks Ave
Best ice cream shop in San Marco area in my opinion.
NOTE: nearest Cinco de Mayo which is relatively new is: 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., which is the only Cinco de Mayo restaurant that I've visited. This is the best Mexican restaurant closest to my property.
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Cinco De Mayo
2 Independent Dr
8 yerel halk öneriyor
NOTE: nearest Cinco de Mayo which is relatively new is: 11043 Crystal Springs Rd., which is the only Cinco de Mayo restaurant that I've visited. This is the best Mexican restaurant closest to my property.
Best seafood restaurant for fresh local and "even more exotic" fish that is closest to my property. Like most seafood restaurants it's rather pricey.
Two Dudes Seafood Riverside
Best seafood restaurant for fresh local and "even more exotic" fish that is closest to my property. Like most seafood restaurants it's rather pricey.
Really nice ambiance and wide variety of Thai food and Sushi on menu.
Tuptim Thai And Sushi Restaurant
5907 Roosevelt Blvd
Really nice ambiance and wide variety of Thai food and Sushi on menu.
Great place for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and authentic, fresh and totally delicious Caribbean cuisine! The Co-owner and Executive Chef Richard R. is my friend. Ask for Jackfruit Quinoa Burger which is not on the menu but they will prepare it, and it's a delicious Vegan burger. Jerk Chicken and Brisket are also popular dishes. They also now have a wine and beer license.
9 yerel halk öneriyor
Pink Salt Restaurant and Wine Bar
1430 San Marco Boulevard
9 yerel halk öneriyor
Great place for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and authentic, fresh and totally delicious Caribbean cuisine! The Co-owner and Executive Chef Richard R. is my friend. Ask for Jackfruit Quinoa Burger which is not on the menu but they will prepare it, and it's a delicious Vegan burger. Jerk Chicken and Brisket are also popular dishes. They also now have a wine and beer license.

Sightseeing

Very popular beach with many nearby restaurants, bars, etc. Typically the younger crowd hangs out there.
322 yerel halk öneriyor
Jacksonville Beach
601 1st St S
322 yerel halk öneriyor
Very popular beach with many nearby restaurants, bars, etc. Typically the younger crowd hangs out there.
Very historic beach near scenic Fernandina Beach.
12 yerel halk öneriyor
American Beach
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Very historic beach near scenic Fernandina Beach.
Great view of St. Augustine area from top.
41 yerel halk öneriyor
St. Augustine Lighthouse
81 Lighthouse Avenue
41 yerel halk öneriyor
Great view of St. Augustine area from top.
Near St. Augustine with many fine restaurants.
115 yerel halk öneriyor
VILANO BEACH
115 yerel halk öneriyor
Near St. Augustine with many fine restaurants.
Beautiful JAX downtown views, especially at night when the fountain is lighted.
60 yerel halk öneriyor
Friendship Fountain
1015 Museum Cir
60 yerel halk öneriyor
Beautiful JAX downtown views, especially at night when the fountain is lighted.
Very nice residential area & the public beach access is usually less crowded than other beaches in this area. There are also some interesting bars & restaurants in this area.
75 yerel halk öneriyor
Neptune Beach
75 yerel halk öneriyor
Very nice residential area & the public beach access is usually less crowded than other beaches in this area. There are also some interesting bars & restaurants in this area.
Spectacular views & very historic & well-restored lighthouse.
91 yerel halk öneriyor
St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
610 Beachview Dr
91 yerel halk öneriyor
Spectacular views & very historic & well-restored lighthouse.
The most historic, scenic, and touristy area in this region! Get ready for much fun but be prepared for crowds, especially during holiday periods. Parking in this city is very scarce so recommend that you park at this facility, which is very modern & nice.
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Official St Augustine Visitor Center
10 S Castillo Dr
8 yerel halk öneriyor
The most historic, scenic, and touristy area in this region! Get ready for much fun but be prepared for crowds, especially during holiday periods. Parking in this city is very scarce so recommend that you park at this facility, which is very modern & nice.
Very quaint town with cool bars, restaurants, art galleries, etc. There are some very nice beach bars & restaurants with beautiful ocean views along A1A highway.
98 yerel halk öneriyor
Fernandina Beach
98 yerel halk öneriyor
Very quaint town with cool bars, restaurants, art galleries, etc. There are some very nice beach bars & restaurants with beautiful ocean views along A1A highway.
Nice beach to get away from the noisy crowds at JAX & St. Augustine Beaches. There is a relatively new children's play ground on the beach that has a fountain, slides, etc.
52 yerel halk öneriyor
Crescent Beach
52 yerel halk öneriyor
Nice beach to get away from the noisy crowds at JAX & St. Augustine Beaches. There is a relatively new children's play ground on the beach that has a fountain, slides, etc.
One of the most interesting islands I've toured with wild horses, historical abandoned buildings, incredible ocean views, overnight camping, hiking trails, etc.--this place has it all! However be aware that the only way to get there is by taking the private ferry that is operated by the National Park Service. This ferry is small and reservations are closed very quickly, especially on weekends. The ferry ride to and from the island can now be booked online. For a lot more information about Cumberland Island National Seashore, please visit the official website: http://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm. Note: YOU MUST MAKE A FERRY RESERVATION IN ADVANCE online at http://cumberlandislandferry.com/
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Plum Orchard Drive
11 yerel halk öneriyor
One of the most interesting islands I've toured with wild horses, historical abandoned buildings, incredible ocean views, overnight camping, hiking trails, etc.--this place has it all! However be aware that the only way to get there is by taking the private ferry that is operated by the National Park Service. This ferry is small and reservations are closed very quickly, especially on weekends. The ferry ride to and from the island can now be booked online. For a lot more information about Cumberland Island National Seashore, please visit the official website: http://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm. Note: YOU MUST MAKE A FERRY RESERVATION IN ADVANCE online at http://cumberlandislandferry.com/
If you want to see Florida alligators, this is the place! Really interesting professionally-guided swamp boat tours. Visit the website http://www.okefenokeeadventures.com/ for more info. Note: it's best to park in the parking lot of Okefenokee Adventures at 4159 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA. The first tour of the departs between 9:30 - 10:00am. Tours run throughout the day and no advance reservation is required. The cost is $19.50 for adults and $12.00 for kids. Get directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/XCB8vwx5x4w.
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
4155 Suwannee Canal Road
12 yerel halk öneriyor
If you want to see Florida alligators, this is the place! Really interesting professionally-guided swamp boat tours. Visit the website http://www.okefenokeeadventures.com/ for more info. Note: it's best to park in the parking lot of Okefenokee Adventures at 4159 Suwannee Canal Road, Folkston, GA. The first tour of the departs between 9:30 - 10:00am. Tours run throughout the day and no advance reservation is required. The cost is $19.50 for adults and $12.00 for kids. Get directions here: https://goo.gl/maps/XCB8vwx5x4w.

Arts & Culture

Incredible art collection & very eclectic indoor Café. Entry fee is waived after 5pm Tuesdays. Tapas Tuesday is a hugely popular event in the Café & reservations are recommended.
328 yerel halk öneriyor
Cummer Sanat ve Bahçeler Müzesi,
829 Riverside Ave
328 yerel halk öneriyor
Incredible art collection & very eclectic indoor Café. Entry fee is waived after 5pm Tuesdays. Tapas Tuesday is a hugely popular event in the Café & reservations are recommended.
Visiting exhibits are always interesting, educational & quite unique.
129 yerel halk öneriyor
Jacksonville Çağdaş Sanat Müzesi
333 N Laura St
129 yerel halk öneriyor
Visiting exhibits are always interesting, educational & quite unique.
Great place for kids & adults to learn about science.
211 yerel halk öneriyor
Mosh
1025 Museum Cir
211 yerel halk öneriyor
Great place for kids & adults to learn about science.
Very accomplished musicians & conductors, highly recommended entertainment.
16 yerel halk öneriyor
Jacksonville Symphony
300 Water St
16 yerel halk öneriyor
Very accomplished musicians & conductors, highly recommended entertainment.
Very nice venue for concerts, plays, special events, etc. Close to the Jacksonville Landing so you can walk there after attending an event for beverages & food.
47 yerel halk öneriyor
Times-Union Sahne Sanatları Merkezi
300 Water St
47 yerel halk öneriyor
Very nice venue for concerts, plays, special events, etc. Close to the Jacksonville Landing so you can walk there after attending an event for beverages & food.

Shopping

Many nice shops, restaurants & large AMC movie theatre complex.
46 yerel halk öneriyor
Orange Park Mall
1910 Wells Rd
46 yerel halk öneriyor
Many nice shops, restaurants & large AMC movie theatre complex.
Best grocery store in this area with nice wine selection.
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Publix Super Market at Roosevelt Square Shopping Center
4495 Roosevelt Blvd
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Best grocery store in this area with nice wine selection.
Nice outdoor mall with nearly everything a shopper or diner could want!
419 yerel halk öneriyor
St Johns Town Center
4663 River City Dr
419 yerel halk öneriyor
Nice outdoor mall with nearly everything a shopper or diner could want!
Includes Super Target, Home Depot (much nicer and bigger than Home Depot on Lane Ave.), Kohls and nearest Epic movie theater complex to my property. Visit theatre website for show times: http://www.epictheatres.com/location/42907/Epic-Theatres-at-Oakleaf-with-Epic-XL-Showtimes
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Oakleaf Town Center
9625-9751 Crosshill Blvd
11 yerel halk öneriyor
Includes Super Target, Home Depot (much nicer and bigger than Home Depot on Lane Ave.), Kohls and nearest Epic movie theater complex to my property. Visit theatre website for show times: http://www.epictheatres.com/location/42907/Epic-Theatres-at-Oakleaf-with-Epic-XL-Showtimes
Nearest very nice & clean Super Target with grocery section. Located in Oakleaf Town Center wchis a nice outdoor shopping mall.
Target
9525 Crosshill Blvd
Nearest very nice & clean Super Target with grocery section. Located in Oakleaf Town Center wchis a nice outdoor shopping mall.
Nearest Home Depot to my property. Nice garden area. However store can be very crowded during the daytime hours. The staff is overworked and there are not enough support staff, and they are typically not customer-oriented or friendly. This is reputedly the busiest Home Depot in the region for reason as best I can guess their central location only, certainly not their customer service.
The Home Depot
855 Lane Ave S
Nearest Home Depot to my property. Nice garden area. However store can be very crowded during the daytime hours. The staff is overworked and there are not enough support staff, and they are typically not customer-oriented or friendly. This is reputedly the busiest Home Depot in the region for reason as best I can guess their central location only, certainly not their customer service.
Nearest Lowes to my property. However it's one of the worst Lowes stores with whom I've done business: sales associates make mistakes, especially on special orders; nearly impossible to get through to a knowledgeable person on the phone (you may wait on hold forever or be constantly forwarded back to their call director system); and they don't restock items in a timely manner.
Lowe's Home Improvement
5155 Lenox Ave
Nearest Lowes to my property. However it's one of the worst Lowes stores with whom I've done business: sales associates make mistakes, especially on special orders; nearly impossible to get through to a knowledgeable person on the phone (you may wait on hold forever or be constantly forwarded back to their call director system); and they don't restock items in a timely manner.
Nicest & largest Home Depot near my property. Staff is much nicer & more customer-oriented than the Home Deport Lane Ave. S. store that is nearest to my property.
The Home Depot
855 Lane Ave S
Nicest & largest Home Depot near my property. Staff is much nicer & more customer-oriented than the Home Deport Lane Ave. S. store that is nearest to my property.
Walmart nearest to my property. Dirty place with nasty low-class people, only advantage is location.
Walmart Supercenter
6830 Normandy Blvd
Walmart nearest to my property. Dirty place with nasty low-class people, only advantage is location.
Iconic candy store downtown JAX that has every kind of candy that one could ever want! Also there is an ice cream bar on the 3rd level. Visit their website for more info.: https://www.sweetpetescandy.com/
68 yerel halk öneriyor
Sweet Pete's Candy
400 N Hogan St
68 yerel halk öneriyor
Iconic candy store downtown JAX that has every kind of candy that one could ever want! Also there is an ice cream bar on the 3rd level. Visit their website for more info.: https://www.sweetpetescandy.com/
Incredible Indian market that has fresh, frozen, and dried Indian foods as well as cosmetics, sundries, etc. beyond imagination!
Patel Brothers
9551 Baymeadows Rd
Incredible Indian market that has fresh, frozen, and dried Indian foods as well as cosmetics, sundries, etc. beyond imagination!

Drinks & Nightlife

Incredible selection of cocktails with indoor & outdoor seating with picnic-tables. Super popular night spot in San Marco area.
33 yerel halk öneriyor
Sidecar Jax
1406 Hendricks Ave
33 yerel halk öneriyor
Incredible selection of cocktails with indoor & outdoor seating with picnic-tables. Super popular night spot in San Marco area.
This is the only Jazz nightclub in downtown JAX. I've not been there but it is highly recommended by my friends who have been there. Live jazz nightly with some well-known local & nationally-known performers.
Breezy Jazz Club
This is the only Jazz nightclub in downtown JAX. I've not been there but it is highly recommended by my friends who have been there. Live jazz nightly with some well-known local & nationally-known performers.
Nice Latin-themed video dance bar with good sound system in San Marco area. Friday evenings is their biggest crowd night. Note: I attended this bar on Friday evening and I felt like I was discriminated against as a single person, since there were only couples there. Also patrons must pay an entry fee after 9pm and must wait to be seated by the hostess. The doorman may be rude. There is an adjoining restaurant which is probably one of the best places in JAX for Cuban cuisine.
Cuba Libre At Havana Jax
2578 Atlantic Blvd
Nice Latin-themed video dance bar with good sound system in San Marco area. Friday evenings is their biggest crowd night. Note: I attended this bar on Friday evening and I felt like I was discriminated against as a single person, since there were only couples there. Also patrons must pay an entry fee after 9pm and must wait to be seated by the hostess. The doorman may be rude. There is an adjoining restaurant which is probably one of the best places in JAX for Cuban cuisine.
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "Ocean air, flip flops, and Pina Coladas come together in a vibrant social scene at the Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach. Just 12 miles from downtown off Atlantic Blvd, the Lemon Bar is Jacksonville's little slice of paradise. Enjoy tropical drinks and tasty nibbles like Mayport Shrimp. Welcome in the evening with the best happy hour at the beaches and a relaxing ambiance to enjoy a drink with friends and watch the moonrise. Ride your bikes up to the bar and catch up with old friends while cooling off with a Rum Runner or Lemon Bar Freeze at this lively ocean-side watering hole"
93 yerel halk öneriyor
Lemon Bar
2 Lemon St
93 yerel halk öneriyor
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "Ocean air, flip flops, and Pina Coladas come together in a vibrant social scene at the Lemon Bar in Neptune Beach. Just 12 miles from downtown off Atlantic Blvd, the Lemon Bar is Jacksonville's little slice of paradise. Enjoy tropical drinks and tasty nibbles like Mayport Shrimp. Welcome in the evening with the best happy hour at the beaches and a relaxing ambiance to enjoy a drink with friends and watch the moonrise. Ride your bikes up to the bar and catch up with old friends while cooling off with a Rum Runner or Lemon Bar Freeze at this lively ocean-side watering hole"
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "If you are headed to the beaches go to Flask & Cannon for unique cocktails with a vintage twist. Sidecar's beachside sister serves up 80 plus varieties of rum that please the palate. Taking a detour from the overly sweet rum drinks of today, Flask & Cannon rewinds back to the classic Tiki style with well balanced mixes that are balanced and refined. Get all the sophistication with non of the stuffiness at Flask & Cannon. It's all about the beach vibes, sunshine, and fun when you hit up this friendly bar serving up some serious concoctions at prices that won't hurt your wallet."
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Flask and Cannon
528 1st St N
20 yerel halk öneriyor
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "If you are headed to the beaches go to Flask & Cannon for unique cocktails with a vintage twist. Sidecar's beachside sister serves up 80 plus varieties of rum that please the palate. Taking a detour from the overly sweet rum drinks of today, Flask & Cannon rewinds back to the classic Tiki style with well balanced mixes that are balanced and refined. Get all the sophistication with non of the stuffiness at Flask & Cannon. It's all about the beach vibes, sunshine, and fun when you hit up this friendly bar serving up some serious concoctions at prices that won't hurt your wallet."
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "Bringing back the art of craft cocktails while paying tribute to Jacksonville's involvement in the prohibition era, The Volstead makes the iconic come alive. As you enter you're invited to make yourself at home in the vintage living room complete with television and comfy couches. Pass the velvet curtain and you're greeted by black and white movies projected larger than life on the walls. Once the journey back in time is complete you'll enjoy a wide selection of classic and signature cocktails presented by staff decked out in 1920s style garb."
44 yerel halk öneriyor
The Volstead
115 W Adams St
44 yerel halk öneriyor
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "Bringing back the art of craft cocktails while paying tribute to Jacksonville's involvement in the prohibition era, The Volstead makes the iconic come alive. As you enter you're invited to make yourself at home in the vintage living room complete with television and comfy couches. Pass the velvet curtain and you're greeted by black and white movies projected larger than life on the walls. Once the journey back in time is complete you'll enjoy a wide selection of classic and signature cocktails presented by staff decked out in 1920s style garb."
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "Dos Gatos is known as the original cocktail bar in Jacksonville and certainly lives up to it's reputation. Standing just a few steps away from the historic Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, this urban bar is full of character and isn't afraid to show it. Skilled bartenders create hand made concoctions from a list of house specialties as well as their own collection of favorites."
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Dos Gatos
123 E Forsyth St
28 yerel halk öneriyor
Quote from website https://www.10best.com/destinations/florida/jacksonville/nightlife/best-nightlife/: "Dos Gatos is known as the original cocktail bar in Jacksonville and certainly lives up to it's reputation. Standing just a few steps away from the historic Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, this urban bar is full of character and isn't afraid to show it. Skilled bartenders create hand made concoctions from a list of house specialties as well as their own collection of favorites."