Meet Visit Jax Ambassador: Stephania Gonzalez

Hi! I'm Steffi, a model, disability & inclusion advocate, outdoors lover & adaptive fitness enthusiast! I moved to Jacksonville 3 years ago and it was love at first sight! I immediately began to explore restaurants, beaches, parks, and everything that the beautiful City of Jacksonville has to offer. I am passionate about highlighting inclusion and disability awareness. I am always on the move discovering new things to do. My goal is to continue finding ways to adapt workouts, activities, outings and making sure people with all abilities have a chance to experience everything life has to offer. I love a good date night with my dear husband, a park afternoon with our dogs, a beach day, and successful shopping spree!

1. What do you love most about Jacksonville?

How diverse the food scene is, it's many stunning beaches, the contrast of city life and outdoorsy things to do, and how warm people are here!

2. What is one thing you tell a visitor that they must see/do when in Jax?

It's hard to pick just one, but definitely the drive-in beaches, a Mainstreet Bridge walk (very picture worthy!) and a picnic in one of the many parks Jacksonville has to offer.

3. Where is your favorite local spot to eat?

I will definitely need to highlight at least 3, because the diversity is absolutely amazing. Crane Ramen, Mama's Pizza & Grill (please indulge in their Chicago style pizza) and Arepa Please.

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