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Guidebook for Jacksonville

Food Scene
Local coffee shop - cool ambience - 5 minute walk away
6
locals recommend
Bold Bean Coffee Roasters San Marco
1905 FL-13
6
locals recommend
Local coffee shop - cool ambience - 5 minute walk away
Great food - absolutely amazing desserts!!
21
locals recommend
bb's restaurant and bar
1019 Hendricks Avenue
21
locals recommend
Great food - absolutely amazing desserts!!
Upscale restaurant, good for a date night. 5 minutes walking.
14
locals recommend
Bistro Aix
1440 San Marco Boulevard
14
locals recommend
Upscale restaurant, good for a date night. 5 minutes walking.
Great wings - connected to an excellent craft cocktail bar
21
locals recommend
V Pizza - San Marco
1406 Hendricks Avenue
21
locals recommend
Great wings - connected to an excellent craft cocktail bar
20
locals recommend
Taverna
1986 San Marco Boulevard
20
locals recommend
Expanding incredibly fast to a neighborhood near you (undergoing a nationwide expansion) but this is the original location featured on the Food Network. Chicken & Waffles are the best anywhere, but plenty of other good options.
25
locals recommend
Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Avenue
25
locals recommend
Expanding incredibly fast to a neighborhood near you (undergoing a nationwide expansion) but this is the original location featured on the Food Network. Chicken & Waffles are the best anywhere, but plenty of other good options.
Southern-style breakfast food. Another quickly expanding (but regional) restaurant chain, with this being the original.
21
locals recommend
Maple Street Biscuit Company- San Marco
2004 San Marco Boulevard
21
locals recommend
Southern-style breakfast food. Another quickly expanding (but regional) restaurant chain, with this being the original.
Our favorite Korean restaurant (well there are only two lol)
Gangnam Korean Restaurant
5161 Beach Blvd
Our favorite Korean restaurant (well there are only two lol)
Good Cuban Restaurant with attached nightclub called Cuba Libre offering salsa dance nights.
Havana Jax
2578 Atlantic Blvd
Good Cuban Restaurant with attached nightclub called Cuba Libre offering salsa dance nights.
Well some people cant live without it.
6
locals recommend
Starbucks
1980 San Marco Boulevard
6
locals recommend
Well some people cant live without it.
IMO the best quality sushi in the area
Fusion Sushi
1550 University Blvd W
IMO the best quality sushi in the area
Upscale restaurant option, very good for date nights.
15
locals recommend
Matthew's Restaurant
2107 Hendricks Avenue
15
locals recommend
Upscale restaurant option, very good for date nights.
Very popular local Mexican franchise...this is their newest (and nicest) location.
La Nopalera
1434 Hendricks Avenue
Very popular local Mexican franchise...this is their newest (and nicest) location.
My favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. Hole-in-the-wall. We are always the only English-speakers.
Mi Veracruz
3109 Spring Park Rd
My favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. Hole-in-the-wall. We are always the only English-speakers.
Upscale restaurant, excellent date night. Many consider it the best in the city.
39
locals recommend
Restaurant Orsay
3630 Park Street
39
locals recommend
Upscale restaurant, excellent date night. Many consider it the best in the city.
Hip neighborhood BBQ joint. Nice outside seating.
19
locals recommend
The Bearded Pig
1224 Kings Ave
19
locals recommend
Hip neighborhood BBQ joint. Nice outside seating.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great drinks and vibe
14
locals recommend
Sidecar
1406 Hendricks Avenue
14
locals recommend
Great drinks and vibe
Our neighborhood microbrew. A LOT of options and they also have a food truck every night.
25
locals recommend
Aardwolf Brewing Company
1461 Hendricks Avenue
25
locals recommend
Our neighborhood microbrew. A LOT of options and they also have a food truck every night.
Local institution. Kinda hole in the wall but a lot of up-and-coming acts pass through.
Jack Rabbits Live
1528 Hendricks Avenue
Local institution. Kinda hole in the wall but a lot of up-and-coming acts pass through.
Cool vibe, excellent hand-crafted cocktails, with a speakeasy in the back featuring live jazz regularly.
14
locals recommend
Grape and Grain Exchange
2000 San Marco Blvd
14
locals recommend
Cool vibe, excellent hand-crafted cocktails, with a speakeasy in the back featuring live jazz regularly.
Pretty good area in Riverside for nightlife. Check out: Kickbacks - chill spot with > 600 beers available Goozlepipes and Guttyworks - Steampunk bar The Loft - nightclub Rogue - chill craft cocktails Garage - great late-night grub and drinks Dahlia's Pourhouse - Popular bar with lots of games Plenty of other options as well...
King Street
Pretty good area in Riverside for nightlife. Check out: Kickbacks - chill spot with > 600 beers available Goozlepipes and Guttyworks - Steampunk bar The Loft - nightclub Rogue - chill craft cocktails Garage - great late-night grub and drinks Dahlia's Pourhouse - Popular bar with lots of games Plenty of other options as well...
Jacksonville's largest and most popular microbrewery. Along with a distillery and food hall (coming soon), bringing a little nightlife to the Stadium District.
25
locals recommend
Intuition Ale Works
929 East Bay Street
25
locals recommend
Jacksonville's largest and most popular microbrewery. Along with a distillery and food hall (coming soon), bringing a little nightlife to the Stadium District.
Entertainment & Activities
Historic neighborhood theatre with two screens featuring food+drinks.
23
locals recommend
San Marco Theatre
1996 San Marco Boulevard
23
locals recommend
Historic neighborhood theatre with two screens featuring food+drinks.
Very popular zoo, considered one of the better ones in the country.
71
locals recommend
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
71
locals recommend
Very popular zoo, considered one of the better ones in the country.
28
locals recommend
TIAA Bank Field
1 Everbank Field Dr
28
locals recommend
Premiere midsized concert facility in the region.
12
locals recommend
Daily's Place
1 Daily’s Place
12
locals recommend
Premiere midsized concert facility in the region.
11
locals recommend
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Boulevard
11
locals recommend
8
locals recommend
Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
301 A Philip Randolph Boulevard
8
locals recommend
World-famous golf course
8
locals recommend
THE PLAYERS Championship
103 Championship Way
8
locals recommend
World-famous golf course
Arts & Culture
Live community theatre.
8
locals recommend
Theatre Jacksonville
2032 San Marco Boulevard
8
locals recommend
Live community theatre.
26
locals recommend
Florida Theatre
128 East Forsyth Street
26
locals recommend
14
locals recommend
Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
300 Water Street
14
locals recommend
Premier art museum of the region.
90
locals recommend
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
90
locals recommend
Premier art museum of the region.
Popular museum in downtown
36
locals recommend
Museum Of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
36
locals recommend
Popular museum in downtown
Getting Around
Nearest Skyway Station. Free rides across the river to Hemming Park and the Convention Center.
San Marco Station
Nearest Skyway Station. Free rides across the river to Hemming Park and the Convention Center.
Nearest Car Rental Location. Avis/Budget
Avis Car Rental
Nearest Car Rental Location. Avis/Budget
Sightseeing
Nice walkable historic strip with restaurants, bars, shops and parks. Highlights: Black Sheep - Great farm-to-table restaurant with nice rooftop Hawkers - Extremely popular casual restaurant (Southeast Asian streetfood) SunRay Cinema - Historic Movie Theater Urban Corner - Vietnamese food Hoptinger - Bier Garden with rooftop bar (opening April 2017) Rain Dogs - Bar and music venue Birdies - Super cheap drinks and dance area (but smokey)
41
locals recommend
Five Points
41
locals recommend
Nice walkable historic strip with restaurants, bars, shops and parks. Highlights: Black Sheep - Great farm-to-table restaurant with nice rooftop Hawkers - Extremely popular casual restaurant (Southeast Asian streetfood) SunRay Cinema - Historic Movie Theater Urban Corner - Vietnamese food Hoptinger - Bier Garden with rooftop bar (opening April 2017) Rain Dogs - Bar and music venue Birdies - Super cheap drinks and dance area (but smokey)
Popular strip of restaurants and shops. Check out: The Brick - Popular Southern Cuisine Biscottis - good food, great desserts Mellow Mushroom - Amazing version of the popular pizza chain Blue Fish - Great Seafood and happy hour Mojo No 4 - Popular local BBQ chain
10
locals recommend
The Shoppes Of Historic Avondale
3620 Saint Johns Avenue
10
locals recommend
Popular strip of restaurants and shops. Check out: The Brick - Popular Southern Cuisine Biscottis - good food, great desserts Mellow Mushroom - Amazing version of the popular pizza chain Blue Fish - Great Seafood and happy hour Mojo No 4 - Popular local BBQ chain
Destination Candystore. Featured on CNBC's The Profit.
32
locals recommend
Sweet Pete's Candy
400 North Hogan Street
32
locals recommend
Destination Candystore. Featured on CNBC's The Profit.
The most interesting tourist destination in the Greater Jacksonville area. Check out the historic downtown of the oldest city in America.
267
locals recommend
St. Augustine
267
locals recommend
The most interesting tourist destination in the Greater Jacksonville area. Check out the historic downtown of the oldest city in America.
Gorgeous and quaint historic downtown area. Plenty of beachside resorts in neighboring Amelia Island.
28
locals recommend
Fernandina Beach
28
locals recommend
Gorgeous and quaint historic downtown area. Plenty of beachside resorts in neighboring Amelia Island.
Too many things to list. Great for nightlife, dining, shopping, hanging out, walking on the beach, etc. From Atlantic Beach down through Ponte Vedra Beach there are miles and miles of activities and attractions. I would highlight two areas to walk around: 1) Downtown Jax Beach - Between 1st and 4th Ave North, east of 3rd Street. 2) Beaches Town Center - Where Atlantic Blvd meets the ocean.
61
locals recommend
Jacksonville Beach
61
locals recommend
Too many things to list. Great for nightlife, dining, shopping, hanging out, walking on the beach, etc. From Atlantic Beach down through Ponte Vedra Beach there are miles and miles of activities and attractions. I would highlight two areas to walk around: 1) Downtown Jax Beach - Between 1st and 4th Ave North, east of 3rd Street. 2) Beaches Town Center - Where Atlantic Blvd meets the ocean.
Must see for every golf fan.
6
locals recommend
World Golf Hall of Fame
1 World Golf Place
6
locals recommend
Must see for every golf fan.
Parks & Nature
One of the nicest parks in the city
38
locals recommend
Memorial Park
1620 Riverside Avenue
38
locals recommend
One of the nicest parks in the city