12 Days of Only In Jax Experiences

Give the gift of an #onlyinjax experience this holiday season. We will be revealing each day an #onlyinjax gift idea!

After 2020, we are ready to celebrate the community and the experiences around the City. Consider taking the family on a memory-making adventure or pick out a gift that gives back to the community.

Day 1:

Soak up the sun at Jacksonville Beach. Enjoy our 22 miles of beaches while the rest of the country is covered in snow and check out Deck the Chairs for free once the sun goes down. There are so many unique holiday events here in JAX, check out the full events calendar.

Day 2:

A one stop shop for any unique art lovers, Atlantic Beach Arts Market is the place to be this holiday season. Know someone that seems to have everything already? This year buy a one-of-a-kind #onlyinjax handmade gift for the artisan lover in your life. They offer online shopping or check out the co-op space to pick out a one-of-a-kind gift.

Located in the St Johns Town Center, the Cultural Council has set up a pop-up store to fulfill all your needs this season. ARTSee & Shop will be open through December 21 and showcases over 40 local artists.

For a uniquely Jax Saturday, check out the vendors at Riverside Arts Market. Local art, gifts for pets, locally-raised honey, fine jewelry… RAM has it all.

Day 3:

Support small businesses! Local artisans can be found all around Jax creating products from locally sourced goods. Shop local this holiday season and support Jacksonville businesses! Stuck on what to get? Check out Jax locals’ 2020 Gift Guide by Jacksonville Beach Moms

Day 4:

Get in touch with nature. Jacksonville is home to many campsites that encompass Florida’s natural beauty. One of our favorites? Kathryn Abbey Hanna park! It has beaches, nature and everything you need for a quick getaway.

Day 5:

Have the best meal of your life! JAX is a foodie town—there are lots of options from upscale fine dining to hole-in-the-wall gems, let our local talented chefs cook you up something special.

Check out some recent articles highlighting Jacksonville restaurants:

5 great places to eat if you're visiting Jacksonville

Golden Spoons Awards

Golden Spoons-Hall of Fame

Day 6:

Spend a day learning in one of Jacksonville’s many museums. From children’s museums, interactive exhibits, and world-class art our city has it all! From arts to history to science and everything in between, we guarantee you will learn something new at our many museums year-round! Give the #onlyinjax experience gift with an annual membership to one of our museums, including Timucuan Parks, Cummer Museum, Museum of Science & History, Museum of Contemporary Art, and more!

Day 7:

Sample the hoppy flavors of Duval and take some home to share. Trust us, the beer is that good and with 22 breweries, there really is something for every beer drinker. Hop on the Jax Ale Trail and check out one of the participating breweries. Don’t forget to bring your #JaxAleTrail passport so you can earn some cool prizes.

Day 8:

Need a gift for a true Jacksonville expert? Give them a few ideas on where to explore next. Amy West’s 100 Things to Do in Jacksonville Before You Die will surely highlight hidden gems and make a great #onlyinjax gift for the adventurous. (P.S. You can pick up a copy from San Marco Books and More to support small bookstores!)

Day 9:

Learn how to surf in one of The World’s Best Surf Cities. Surf lessons and rentals can be found throughout the beaches, so give the gift of a new skill from Jax Beach Rentals, Jax Surf & Paddle or Saltwater Cowgirls.

Day 10:

Looking for a fun way to explore the city with the help of a guide? Give the gift of an #onlyinjax experience with a tour! Hop on a Go Tuk’n and explore JAX or tour the downtown breweries on a Pedal Pub. To view a list of all tours companies, click here!

Day 11:

Want to DIY with your gifts this holiday season? Check out a candle-pouring class at Wick A Candle Bar, try your hand at Candy Cane making at Sweet Pete’s or try glass blowing at Burnt Glassworks. These #onlyinjax experiences will create memories for years to come and they do the clean-up!

Day 12:

For a last-minute holiday excursion, spend the evening taking in the holiday lights around Jacksonville. From the Zoo to local neighborhoods, the city loves to celebrate holiday cheer with fabulous light displays. Kick off your winter breaks with a trip to ZOOLights where animals, music, and more come together for something incredible. Finish off 2020 with a trip out to the beach... the Deck the Chairs lights are creative and combine eco-friendly practices with a free fun e

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