The heart of Jacksonville, where tall corporations’ buildings dress the skyline, known for its historic neighborhoods and what can be considered the unofficial gayborhood – Five Points.
Where to stay?
Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown Southbank: 1201 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 396-6111
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk: 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 396-5100
Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Downtown-Southbank: 1201 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, (904) 396-6888
What to do?
Plenty to do in Five Points, find a centralized parking spot and walk around, visit the many shops, antiques stores, bar and restaurants. Great to do with friends, alone or family.
Home to JASMYN – the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, which has been supporting the LGBTQ youth in Jacksonville for over 25 years. Take a tour, lend a hand.
A must-visit is The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens, this beautiful art museum is the former estate of The Cummers and it’s named after them. 2021 will be the launch of their Pride talk events, because all art is a little queer!
Home to the few gay bars left, straight allies always welcome:
InCahoots: 711 Edison Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Metro: 859 Willow Branch Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Park Place Lounge: 931 King St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Where to eat/shop?
Plenty of antique stores, our favorites are:
- The Antique Emporium: 2762 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205
- Fans & Stoves Antique Mall, which sells more than just fans and stoves: 800 Lomax St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Alewife: a welcoming environment for people to explore and enjoy all that craft beer has to offer: 1035 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Arepa Please – Venezuelan arepas, food and fun: 474 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Coliseum of Comics: a must visit for any LGBTQ geek and collectors: 2724 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205