Downtown Jacksonville The Beaches & Historic Mayport The Riverside & Avondale Neighborhoods The San Marco Neighborhood The Springfield Area The Arlington Area The Southside & Mandarin Areas The Northside & Airport Neighborhoods The Westside & Orange Park Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra Palm Coast

Downtown

Find out about five must-see attractions in Downtown Jax.

Graced by the beautiful St. Johns River, and minutes away from pristine white sand beaches,…

Beaches & Mayport

Jump right in, the water is warm and perfect for boogie boarding or stand up paddle boarding.

Just a few minutes from Downtown, Jacksonville's white sand beaches await you. Spend a day…

Riverside & Avondale

Five Points is an artsy Riverside neighborhood, with funky coffee shops, outdoor cafés, one-of-a-kind shopping, nightclubs, and more.

Stroll through the charming tree-lined streets of historic Riverside & Avondale for…

San Marco

The dining district in San Marco offers award-winning restaurants like Matthew's and local favorites including Taverna and Bistro AIX. Find out more about restaurants throughout Jax.

San Marco is a historic neighborhood just a few minutes from Downtown. Visit San Marco's…

Springfield

Learn more about must-see attractions and activities in the Springfield Neighborhood.

Springfield is one of Jacksonville's neighborhoods in renaissance. With historic homes and…

Arlington

Home to the Fort Caroline National Memorial, Kingsley Plantation and other state parks.

Arlington offers a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities.…

Southside & Mandarin

Mandarin is marked by ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss. Find out about must-see attractions in this neighborhood.

The mostly residential areas of the Southside and Mandarin are brimming with history and…

Northside & Airport

Stop by the Budweiser Brewery to find out how this classic American beverage is produced. View the top five must-see attractions on the Northside.

Check out the Northside and Airport areas where you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo &…

Westside & Orange Park

Did you know the world-famous Blue Angels flight demonstration team began at Jacksonville's Naval Air Station? Find fun things to do on your Jacksonville trip.

Some say the Westside offers the best city skyline views in Jacksonville. Take in the…

Amelia Island & Fernandina Beach

Amelia Island and charming Fernandina Beach are just a quick drive from Downtown Jacksonville.

This tiny barrier Island provides a relaxing and beautiful escape just 45 minutes from…

St. Augustine & Ponte Vedra

St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra are just south of Jacksonville and offer stunning beaches, history, and many golf courses and attractions.

St. Augustine is a beautiful beach community and the nation’s oldest city, founded by the…

Palm Coast

Palm Coast is surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, which makes for glorious views. Find out more about Jacksonville's Beaches.

Palm Coast is set between the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean. Visitors can experience…


Diverse Areas Rich With Culture

Beyond the majestic skyline of downtown Jacksonville you'll find quaint riverfront streets, lined with boutiques, live music venues, Bed & Breakfasts and sidewalk cafes.

Explore Jacksonville to the fullest. Relax on the miles of white sandy beaches, shop and dine in unique areas, and tap into the bustling culture of Downtown. The beauty of  being in Jacksonville, is that within minutes you can travel to a new and exciting area! Along with hip urban spots, Jacksonville boasts acres of breathtaking, totally undeveloped natural landscape - a true paradise for hiking, camping, and water activites. 

No matter where you venture, you'll find Jacksonville's unique brand of Southern hospitality and charm. Take a look at what there is to see and do in each individual area of Jacksonville. We think you'll be impressed!


In The Areas Section

  • Downtown

    Downtown

    Graced by the beautiful St. Johns River, and minutes away from pristine white sand beaches, Downtown Jacksonville is truly unique. Cross over one of the seven bridges spanning the river or take a sunset water taxi ride for the best city views!


  • Beaches & Mayport

    Beaches & Mayport

    Just a few minutes from Downtown, Jacksonville's white sand beaches await you. Spend a day unwinding by the ocean and enjoy the nearby shops, restaurants, attractions, and nightlife in the evening.


  • Riverside & Avondale

    Riverside & Avondale

    Stroll through the charming tree-lined streets of historic Riverside & Avondale for fabulous antique shopping, cafes, and boutiques. View the world-class art collection at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and don't miss the exciting Five Points area for dining and shopping options with a hip, local twist.


  • San Marco

    San Marco

    San Marco is a historic neighborhood just a few minutes from Downtown. Visit San Marco's distinctive boutiques and art galleries and enjoy the full-fledged dining district which has plenty of outdoor cafe seating and diverse options.


  • Springfield

    Springfield

    Springfield is one of Jacksonville's neighborhoods in renaissance. With historic homes and gorgeous oak trees, this area is becoming a destination for families seeking the true Southern lifestyle. In fact, Southern Living recently named Springfield one of "The South's Best Comeback Neighborhoods."


  • Arlington

    Arlington

    Arlington offers a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities. Arlington is also one of the first areas settled by Europeans in the 1500's, and history buffs will enjoy a visit to Fort Caroline National Memorial.


  • Southside & Mandarin

    Southside & Mandarin

    The mostly residential areas of the Southside and Mandarin are brimming with history and nature and boast some of the most stunning river views in Jacksonville.


  • Northside & Airport

    Northside & Airport

    Check out the Northside and Airport areas where you can visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens or tour the Budweiser Brewery. The beautiful Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve offers numerous outdoors activities and historic sites like Kingsley Plantation for a glimpse into the past.


  • Westside & Orange Park

    Westside & Orange Park

    Some say the Westside offers the best city skyline views in Jacksonville. Take in the historic mansions in the wealthy Ortega neighborhood or enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, camping, fishing, and boating in nearby Orange Park.


  • Areas Nearby

    Areas Nearby

    Northeast Florida offers stunning beaches, untouched state parks and nature preserves, unparalleled golf courses, and a temperate year-round climate. Find out more about other areas in the Jacksonville vicinity including Palm Coast, Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine.




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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Instructor Ann Evans with Cypress Creative Floral Design will host two afternoon flower arranging workshops. Each workshop will include all arrangement supplies, discussions on selecting the right flowers, proper stem cutting, as well as handy tricks and

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  • Sunday, December 21, 2014
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    Chanukah at The Landing

    Chanukah at The Landing 1 p.m. Celebrate Chanukah with live music, food, games and the lighting of the menorah. (Event located on Hogan Street near the gazebo.)

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  • Saturday, November 29, 2014
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    High Tea at One Ocean

    Offered Daily from November 29th through December 23rd, 2014 Selection of | Gourmet & Herbal Teas & Prosecco Selection of | Assorted Patries and Sandwiches Set in the…

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  • Saturday, November 29, 2014
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    Synchronized Nightly Tree Light Shows

    Featuring all new light synchronization and music for the 2014 season! The Landing's 56-foot-tree comes alive each evening performing a 10-minute synchronized light show…

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  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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    2014 Holiday on the River Concert and Dance Series

    Daily and evening live performances by local schools, churches and dance groups. Performances take place in front of the 56-foot Christmas tree in the Courtyard during…

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  • Saturday, December 20, 2014
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    Live Music by Natalie Nicole Green Band

    Live music on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage by Natalie Nicole Green Band 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

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  • Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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    TRIVIA 8pm

    You may be smarter than a 5th grader but how are you at trivia? Join us at Fionn's every Tuesday at 8pm for TRIVIA and a pint!

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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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    WHISKEY WEDNESDAY

    A different featured whiskey every Wednesday at Fionn's!!

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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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    TRIVIA

    Trivia every Wednesday!

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  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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    Culinary Christmas

    Guests celebrate Christmas Eve with a delectable à la carte menu of inspired holiday options at Azurea from 5:30 – 10 p.m., before retreating to guest rooms in hopes…

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