Jacksonville has many great places to eat and visit. For those of you traveling from out of town, we’ve put together a short list of our some favorite spots, mostly near our host location, Keiser University.
Historic 5 Points, Where the original downtown trolley tracks made their loop. Tons of quirky shopping and dining options.
1021 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Lots of trees and small enough to see all in a day. For a quiet place to rest, walk around to the pagoda behind the koi pond in the Asian Bamboo Gardens.
370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Knowns as Florida’s, “First Coast,” we have plenty of beaches to choose from. Here are some of our favorites:
This small beach town has miles of laid-back beaches that are perfect for shell-hunting.
This 450-beach front city park featurs picnic area, beach access, freshwater lake for fishing, kayaking, paddle boats and canoes, and biking/hiking trails.
500 Wonderwood Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32233
Jacksonville Beach has it all, from beautiful beaches to a well-known fishing pier. It also features some of the best waves in the region, which attracts surfers from near and far.
There’s always plenty to do in Jacksonville. Check out these websites to find event listings:
A great place to go and clear your head. The gardens are so serene and centering.
829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Works from van Gogh to Warhol & beyond plus a sculpture garden.
333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
In addition to typical science museum exhibits, the “Currents of Time” is especially fantastic and immersive.
1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Hip Asian Comfort food.
3820 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32216.
If beer is your thing…they usually have 5-6 options brewed on site.
9735 Gate Pkwy N, Jacksonville, FL 32216
This isn’t 1 restaurant option…it’s dozens. The Town Center is a safe destination with TONS of options.
In addition to the restaurants listed in the above link, there are more in the surrounding shopping centers.
4663 River City Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Quick-serve pizza! Lovely gelato and local craft beer.
4828 Deer Lake Dr W Jacksonville FL 32246
Eat where the advanced WordPressers of Jax eat.