In The Shopping Section
Locals love to browse, shop, and dine in Jacksonville’s world-class malls. Between the outdoor St. Johns Town Center, The Avenues, and River City Marketplace, Jacksonville has the market cornered on hot deals and upscale brand names.
Jacksonville’s walkable urban core offers a variety of retail options and a several iconic stores, which have been local favorites for decades. Don’t miss Jacksonville Landing, which has dozens of retail and dining options right alongside of the St. Johns River.
Many of Jacksonville’s best shops are in close proximity to the beach. Don’t miss the outdoor shopping experience of Beaches Town Center and the many local stores that line A1A through the beach area.
Get a taste of Jacksonville’s local flavor. Many Jax farmers markets also feature handmade arts and crafts, native plants, live music, and flea market booths, so you can spend an entire afternoon snacking and browsing.
Does the thought of a 50% sale price thrill you? Then you’ll love deal hunting through designer goods at the St. Augustine Premium Outlets and St. Augustine Outlets near Jacksonville. Find high fashion for the whole family at outlet prices.
If you love discovering vintage, handmade, and antique treasures, then visit Jacksonville’s eclectic shopping neighborhoods: San Marco, Avondale, Riverside, and Five Points. These areas offer walkable streets and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Get your retail fix in Jacksonville.
In need of a little retail therapy? Jacksonville offers shopping districts and options to suit any taste. Stroll through the San Marco and Avondale areas to visit trendy, upscale boutiques. Shop the sale racks at the St. Augustine outlets, or discover vintage treasures in the eclectic Five Points and Southside areas.
Grab a mid-day treat as you browse handmade arts and crafts at one of many local farmers markets. Or, for the latest in must-have retail, stop by the Avenues Mall or the outdoor shopping mecca the St. Johns Town Center.
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