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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Art Museum
“This place is wonderful! Peaceful and for all ages. They even have an incredible area for children filled with education and fun things to do. Take a short walk to get lunch at Hawkers and you will have had a very good day.”
  • 75 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place has some really tasty food! It's locally sourced, has great burgers, and lot of gluten free options and a few vegetarian. We recommend getting a roof top view!”
  • 56 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great movie theater, you can order food and take it into the theater, comfortable, old fashioned.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Five Points is a great place for dinner, there’s a vintage movie theater that serves food, beer and wine, great shopping including two antique stores and just a couple of blocks down there is a grand park - Memorial Park located on the riverfront. The best yoga studio in town so Luna is also located just a block away at Park Street and Gilmore. Parking can be difficult on the weekends. Your best bet is to try to find parking between Park Street and Riverside Avenue.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local watering hole that is fairly popular. Lots of beer on tap and good food. Unique combination of a club type atmosphere and restaurant.”
  • 34 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Amazing restaurant, the food is absolutely outstanding, a little on the pricey side, but it is worth it.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
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“Urban, friendly and cool, Bold Bean simply has the best coffee drinks. The walls serve as a gallery for the BEST of the Jacksonville art scene. (Not typical generic, decorative & humdrum/safe corporate art.) Why go to Starbucks, when this fabulous coffee shop is a 5 minute walk away? ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local place for Asian small plates. Oh man, this food is gooooooood. So. Good. We love the Bahn Mi bites. Surprisingly, our two kids love it! They have two locations...Riverside and Neptune Beach.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“ Great view of the St. John's river. Easy walk to 5 Pts., Publix and plenty of restaurants.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Huge selection of craft beers brewed on-site & some bar bites in a laid-back, brick-walled tap room.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you like desserts, make sure you leave enough room for this. The desserts are amazing! The food is great and they have outside sitting.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Hip, classic pizza joint in Murray Hill. Pay at the counter and seat yourself. Murray Hill is another historic neighborhood just a 7 minute drive away from the Rocket Motors Studio. There are lots of ways to 'do' pizza and calzones, but we feel Moon River does it right.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Cute little coffee shop serving breakfast & lunch in a cozy & friendly environment. The food/coffee and service are comfort-food-good. We walk to Cool Moose all the time; it takes about 7-8 minutes. The prices are pretty budget friendly, except for the juice. A tall glass of OJ will set you back $4, and refills aren't free. Otherwise, love this place.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Greta Pizza and other kinds of food. They have live music on the weekends. Great sports bar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local beer garden that has a rooftop bar. Food is good and they have a lot of local beers.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This is a great breakfast place. It gets pretty busy anytime after 10:00 am, but it is fun and very reasonable.”
  • 17 locals recommend