New Video Series Highlights Jacksonville’s Unique and Diverse Neighborhoods
“Neighborhood Conversations” showcases city’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, history and charm
JACKSONVILLE, FL. January 21, 2021 – Visit Jacksonville’s new “Neighborhood Conversations” video series takes viewers through three of the city’s vibrant and eclectic collection of neighborhoods. Visitors can explore Jacksonville to the fullest by experiencing each of its unique neighborhoods, where you’ll find majestic views of the St. John’s River, beautiful white sand beaches, live music venues, and funky shopping and dining districts.
As the largest city by landmass in the continuous US, Jacksonville is made up of over 500 neighborhoods that welcome visitors with a small-town feel and southern hospitality. Whether visitors are looking for a charming, historic place to retreat to or a casual beach town to explore, Jacksonville’s neighborhoods offer unique and diverse experiences to immerse yourself in local culture. Within just minutes you can tour hip urban spots, experience breathtaking natural landscape or hit the water on a boat or paddleboard. Jacksonville’s Neighborhood Conversations takes you through three of the city’s most popular areas – Riverside Avondale, San Marco and The Beaches.
Riverside Avondale is a beautiful riverfront neighborhood that is over 150 years old. The neighborhood is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and has been recognized by the American Planning Association as one of the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods. Riverside has a unique mix of history, culture, charm, and modern design with walkable, tree-lined streets, fabulous dining and shopping and world-class art collections. The Riverside Arts Market, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, The Riverside Pride Parade, 5 Points, Historic Homes of Riverside Tour and Memorial Park are just some of the attractions to explore in Riverside.
San Marco is another historic neighborhood just a few minutes from Downtown Jacksonville located on the Southbank of the St. Johns River. The area boasts distinctive boutiques, art galleries, coffee shoppes and outdoor café style dining options. At the center, visitors will find the fountain of lions, a reflection of the neighborhood's association with the Venice, Italy business district. Making it easy to visit all San Marco has to offer, the Beach Buggy App provides free rides and recommendations for visitors.
The Beaches represent Jacksonville’s 22 miles of uncrowded oceanfront spread along Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville Beach. These neighborhoods are full of coastal charm where visitors can unwind by the ocean with plenty to see and do. Beaches Town Center is located at the intersection of Atlantic and Neptune Beaches and offers some of the best dining and shopping in Jacksonville. The World-Famous Lemon Bar and Pete’s Bar, which holds the oldest liquor license in Duval county, are popular spots to stop in for a drink in the area. Jacksonville Beach is also known for its nightlife, local brewery scene and plenty of foodie spots to try. There’s no shortage of places to eat & drink at the Beaches. Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach is another great spot for visitors to experience local markets, music and more.
Each neighborhood offers a different opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in local culture. One of the best parts of Jacksonville is that within just minutes you can travel to a new and exciting area. Visit Jacksonville continues to update their Neighborhood Conversations video series, and plans to release five more neighborhood features by September 2021. For a full list of neighborhoods to explore in Jacksonville, visit visitjacksonville.com/neighborhoods and discover what makes each neighborhood unique.
About Visit Jacksonville
Visit Jacksonville is a Destination Marketing Organization accredited by Destinations International and contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) since 1996 to champion the growth of leisure and business tourism in Jacksonville.
For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to www.VisitJacksonville.com.