About Jacksonville

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.


Five Points

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

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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:

Atlantic Beach

This small beach town has miles of laid-back beaches that are perfect for shell-hunting.

Hanna Park

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 & Neptune Beach

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:

Florida Times-Union

Downtown Vision, Inc.



Cummer Art Museum and Gardens

A great place to go and clear your head. The gardens are so serene and centering.

829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Museum of Contemporary Art

Works from van Gogh to Warhol & beyond plus a sculpture garden.

333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Museum of Science & History

In addition to typical science museum exhibits, the “Currents of Time” is especially fantastic and immersive.

1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207


Blue Bamboo

Hip Asian Comfort food.

3820 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida 32216.

Seven Bridges

If beer is your thing…they usually have 5-6 options brewed on site.

9735 Gate Pkwy N, Jacksonville, FL 32216

The Town Center

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

Your Pie

Quick-serve pizza! Lovely gelato and local craft beer.

4828 Deer Lake Dr W Jacksonville FL 32246

Village Bread Cafe

Eat where the advanced WordPressers of Jax eat.

10111 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32257