After a long day of Downtown activities, enjoy a stroll along the river. The Riverwalk is a great place to watch a sunset, spot a dolphin, or just enjoy the view. You can also book a boat tour of Jacksonville’s historic neighborhoods with the River Taxi and Tours. If you can’t get enough of the river, head to dinner at Ruth’s Chris or Chart House for great food and even better views.
Make it a Beach Vacation
Water is everywhere in Jacksonville, so sometimes we take for granted just how fun and beautiful our beaches are! Urban core and city residents can feel like they are in a whole new place by booking a getaway at one of our beaches!
Head all the way east, that’s where you will find Mayport & the Beaches. Start your beach-trip off right with a cozy local spot like The Seahorse Inn or Hotel Palms. Or grab a room at the Four Points by Sheraton or One Ocean, where you can always find a great view of the waves. Kick-off the weekend with a ride across the Mayport ferry, where you can transport back in time to natural North Florida. Drive onto the shoreline and reel in a big one at Huguenot Park! The whole family can enjoy themselves by the water.
Water sports lovers can fish, surf, paddle-board, and even dive off Jacksonville’s coast. Consider dropping by the Talbot Islands State Parks. Here you can visit Boneyard Beach and take great family pictures. Dine at one of our waterfront fish camps, enjoy the locally fresh-caught Mayport shrimp.
Relax in the cool ocean air and make your way back to the beaches and grab a drink at Pete’s bar, Neptune Beach’s old-school dive bar. Or take the whole group on a sunset bike ride through Jacksonville Beach. You can find bike rental shops up and down the coast.