San Marco/ Downtown
San Marco, a quaint neighborhood located five minutes south of Downtown Jacksonville, complete with plenty of boutiques and antique shopping. San Marco Square, fashioned after St. Mark's Square in Venice, revolves around a water fountain capped with three enormous bronze lions and a charming gazebo. Stop in at homegrown favorite, Peterbrooke Chocolatier, named for the owner's two children, Peter and Brooke. With a location on the Square and the production center down the road, there's everything for a sweet tooth. At the Production Center, take a tour and watch the experts create chocolate-covered everything - pretzels, potato chips, graham crackers, and their signature snack, chocolate popcorn. III Lions Gifts features the finest in old and new with silver, furniture and jewelry. The San Marco Bookstore is a local favorite, where you can find an assortment of collectible and rare books and The Write Touch stocks upscale stationary from Crane & Co., Kate Spade and Jonathan Wright and Company as well as leather goods and unique gifts. For the latest trends, stop by Olive, Rosie True or Reve to find the perfect outfit for a night out on the town. Pick up all natural soaps by Nicole Made This, handcrafted personal care products in an artisanal manner. She uses the finest ingredients available and blends them in small batches to ensure the best products money can buy. These products are natural and vegan-friendly, something for everyone.
Historic Avondale, one of the country's largest National Register of Historic Districts, is host to stately homes, charming dining, strolling and shopping. The Shoppes of Avondale's sophisticated charm and oak-lined avenues cater to the upscale shopper with a variety of specialty boutiques, fine galleries and gourmet eateries. Shop until you drop at more than 45 stores featuring children's clothing, women's accessories, fine art and great antiques. Check out the trendy assortment of clothes and shoes at J. Ashley Boutique, or Petal. For the fashionable baby, Hobby Horse is the spot for clothing, high-end diaper bags and trinkets. Your sweet reward will be waiting for you at Let Them Eat Cake where the red velvet and chocolate mousse cupcakes are to die for or stop into Edible Arranagment and send someone a goody!
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 as the region's edgy town center. 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. A recent addition, nestliving, sells modern furniure including lines like HermanMiller, Cherner and Knoll. Ladies will enjoy the vintage fashions at Clothing Wearhouse, where you can take a step back in time and find fashion from yesteryear or shop at Violet, Anomaly, Wolfgang and Edge City for the latest styles. Denim is on the menu at shop, Crave with high-end brands such as James Jeans, Earnest Sewn, Chip and Pepper and Antik Denim. 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!
Browse through the many unique antique stores Jacksonville has to offer throughout our city. On the Southside of town you will run into Avonlea Antiques and Design Mall. For 15 years they have proudly offered the best selection of antique furniture, glassware, china, linens, artwork, collectibles, and decorating accessories in Northern Florida.