Stroll down tree-lined streets and quest for your next vintage, antique, or handmade find.
Be sure to visit San Marco, a quaint walkable neighborhood located five minutes south of Downtown Jacksonville, with plenty of boutiques and antique shopping. Stop by Peterbrooke Chocolatier and get a free sample of their homemade chocolate-covered popcorn, their signature snack. The San Marco Bookstore is another local favorite, where you can find an assortment of collectible and rare books. Treasures from the past can be found at Rusted off San Marco Blvd. For the latest fashion trends, stop by Olive, Rosie True, or Reve. Come back for dinner, the San Marco Dining District features some of the best chefs in the city, try Matthew's, TAVERNA or Bistro AIX.
Stroll the oak-lined avenues of historic Avondale, one of the nation’s largest National Register of Historic Districts. A variety of specialty boutiques, fine galleries, and gourmet eateries cater to the upscale shopper. Choose from more than 45 stores featuring children’s clothing, women’s accessories, fine art, and antiques. For the latest fashions, check out J. Ashley Boutique, GottaHaveIt!, or Ellie Bing Clothing. If you’ve got little ones, stop by Willies for Kids for clothing, high-end baby accessories and trinkets. If you build up an appetite, then the red velvet and chocolate mousse cupcakes at Let Them Eat Cake will be waiting for you!
Riverside & Five Points
Riverside's funky, trendy Five Points is considered Jacksonville's arts and commerce district. Built in the 1930s as Jacksonville's first shopping area outside of Downtown, it continues to thrive. For specialty handmade gifts from around the world, stop by Midnight Sun on Park Street. They offer a wide selection of sterling silver and gemstone jewelry as well as sarongs, yoga wear, furniture, natural body care, and incense. Stop into Violet, Wolfgang, and Edge City to cruise the racks for the latest styles. After a day of shopping, gather your thoughts with a cup of tea at Cozy Tea in the heart of the shopping district or stop into Riverside Liquors & Village Wine Shop and pick up a bottle of wine to wind down with. If you timed your day right, take the stairs at Black Sheep Restaurant for one of the hottest rooftop bars in Jacksonville or make it a progressive dinner with stops at The Mossfire Grill & Lounge and O'Brothers Irish Pub.
Avonlea Antiques and Design Mall on the Southside is a must-see for antique enthusiasts, with a 40,000 square foot showroom featuring more than 200 dealers Avonlea Antiques offers a selection of antique furniture, glassware, china, linens, artwork, collectibles, and home accesories. There’s even a cafe inside the antique mall.