As a two-income family, the most opportune times are weekends and holidays, which are great times to visit Jacksonville and our breweries! Sometimes, venturing into Jacksonville from Orange Park, especially the beaches, took some convincing my wife. It’s an easier sell if we have to take our daughter if the brewery is family-friendly and serves food. I enjoy taking our daughter because the atmospheres are such that I don’t feel we have to reign her in for singing and dancing around our table.
Some of my tips for maximizing your visit include:
- Follow visit_jacksonville and local breweries on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). They often post about new beers, seltzers, meads, and more. If they serve food, they may post about new menu items or special deals.
- Check out brewery websites for event calendars; most of them schedule and post weekly events at a minimum.
- If you have children and want to bring them, validate family-friendly events and atmosphere. Not that brewers aren’t friendly, but they don’t all cater to children. Some of them have yard games, board games, and video games.
- It was a pleasure to explore the Trail, meet new people, and enjoy delicious beers!