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Guidebook for Jacksonville

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Guidebook for Jacksonville

Food Scene
This is a local favorite that was featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. It is famous for chicken and waffles, but the menu has something for everyone. You won't leave this place hungry!
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Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Avenue
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This is a local favorite that was featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. It is famous for chicken and waffles, but the menu has something for everyone. You won't leave this place hungry!
Local Thai restaurant located in Historic St Nicholas, and the food and service are always fabulous!
Indochine San Marco
1974 San Marco Boulevard
Local Thai restaurant located in Historic St Nicholas, and the food and service are always fabulous!
Locally owned sports bar specializing in burgers and wings is within walking distance from our hideaway. The food and staff are great!
Mudville Grille
3105 Beach Blvd
Locally owned sports bar specializing in burgers and wings is within walking distance from our hideaway. The food and staff are great!
Great breakfast and lunch!
Panera Bread
1440 Hendricks Avenue
Great breakfast and lunch!
Located in the heart of Historic San Marco, so you can check out the locally owned specialty shops while you're there.
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Starbucks
1980 San Marco Boulevard
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Located in the heart of Historic San Marco, so you can check out the locally owned specialty shops while you're there.
America runs on Dunkin!
Dunkin'
3929 Hendricks Ave
America runs on Dunkin!
"Trendy wine bar serving brick-oven pizzas & seasonal Italian & Spanish eats in sleek yet warm digs."
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Taverna
1986 San Marco Boulevard
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"Trendy wine bar serving brick-oven pizzas & seasonal Italian & Spanish eats in sleek yet warm digs."
"Contemporary & elegant option for innovative New American dishes plus an impressive wine list."
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Matthew's Restaurant
2107 Hendricks Avenue
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"Contemporary & elegant option for innovative New American dishes plus an impressive wine list."
"Family-run counter-service option for homemade Mediterranean cuisine favorites, plus beer & hookahs."
Olive Tree Mediterranean Grille
1705 Hendricks Avenue
"Family-run counter-service option for homemade Mediterranean cuisine favorites, plus beer & hookahs."
"Casual cafe serving biscuit sandwiches & Southern sides for breakfast & lunch (dinner on weekends)."
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Maple Street Biscuit Company- San Marco
2004 San Marco Boulevard
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"Casual cafe serving biscuit sandwiches & Southern sides for breakfast & lunch (dinner on weekends)."
"Small plates, cheese & a large wine list are draws at this cozy tapas bar."
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Town Hall Restaurant Jacksonville
2012 San Marco Boulevard
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"Small plates, cheese & a large wine list are draws at this cozy tapas bar."
"Outpost of a casual chain serving pizza plus burgers, shakes & other American favorites."
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The Loop Pizza Grill
2014 San Marco Boulevard
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"Outpost of a casual chain serving pizza plus burgers, shakes & other American favorites."
"Health-focused cafe for Middle Eastern kebabs, wraps & spreads, plus vegan options, in a warm space."
Green Erth Bistro
1520 Hendricks Avenue
"Health-focused cafe for Middle Eastern kebabs, wraps & spreads, plus vegan options, in a warm space."
"Counter-serve sandwich chain offering made-to-order hot & cold subs, plus a variety of hot sauces."
Firehouse Subs
1949 San Marco Blvd
"Counter-serve sandwich chain offering made-to-order hot & cold subs, plus a variety of hot sauces."
"Local diner chain serving a menu of breakfast, salads & sandwiches in a casual setting."
Beach Diner
501 Atlantic Boulevard
"Local diner chain serving a menu of breakfast, salads & sandwiches in a casual setting."
"Simple fast-food chain preparing Korean-style meat & rice bowls with no dairy, trans-fat or frying."
The Flame Broiler
1539 San Marco Blvd
"Simple fast-food chain preparing Korean-style meat & rice bowls with no dairy, trans-fat or frying."
"Buzzing bistro serving innovative New American dishes & sweets from a dessert case amid chic digs."
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bb's restaurant and bar
1019 Hendricks Avenue
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"Buzzing bistro serving innovative New American dishes & sweets from a dessert case amid chic digs."
"Casual restaurant offering traditional BBQ options & tap brews, plus a patio with TVs."
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The Bearded Pig
1224 Kings Ave
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"Casual restaurant offering traditional BBQ options & tap brews, plus a patio with TVs."
"Straight-up sushi, tempura & hibachi dishes, plus lunch specials, served in an informal interior."
Fuji ultimate sushi grill
1950 San Marco Blvd
"Straight-up sushi, tempura & hibachi dishes, plus lunch specials, served in an informal interior."
View of the St. Johns!
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River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
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View of the St. Johns!
As you walk in our door of Peterbrooke San Marco, the first thing you will notice is the smell of Chocolate, the friendly Chocolatiers, and the feeling of walking into The Original Peterbrooke Chocolatier! Come see us as we carry on the tradition here in San Marco where we love being your neighborhood chocolatier.
Peterbrooke Chocolatier
2024 San Marco Blvd
As you walk in our door of Peterbrooke San Marco, the first thing you will notice is the smell of Chocolate, the friendly Chocolatiers, and the feeling of walking into The Original Peterbrooke Chocolatier! Come see us as we carry on the tradition here in San Marco where we love being your neighborhood chocolatier.
The Bold Bean story started over 10 years ago, just as a hobby in a garage. Bold Bean has become a way for us to deeper develop relationships with not only our friends in our city, but also with our farmers in our sourcing countries. We stand by our mission statement: WE WILL SOURCE, ROAST, BREW AND SERVE OUTSTANDING COFFEE. WE WILL LEARN CONTINUOUSLY AND FOSTER COMMUNITY. WE WILL BE GOOD PEOPLE AND HAVE FUN.
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Bold Bean Coffee Roasters
869 Stockton Street
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The Bold Bean story started over 10 years ago, just as a hobby in a garage. Bold Bean has become a way for us to deeper develop relationships with not only our friends in our city, but also with our farmers in our sourcing countries. We stand by our mission statement: WE WILL SOURCE, ROAST, BREW AND SERVE OUTSTANDING COFFEE. WE WILL LEARN CONTINUOUSLY AND FOSTER COMMUNITY. WE WILL BE GOOD PEOPLE AND HAVE FUN.
Parks & Nature
This is a 30 mile trail perfect for cycling. Most of the trail is covered and shaded, so it makes for a pleasant ride.
Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail
1800 Imeson Rd
This is a 30 mile trail perfect for cycling. Most of the trail is covered and shaded, so it makes for a pleasant ride.
The Jacksonville Arboretum offers several hiking trails in a natural setting. This place is a must see for active folks looking for a place to get a little exercise in a quiet and natural area.
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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
1445 Millcoe Road
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The Jacksonville Arboretum offers several hiking trails in a natural setting. This place is a must see for active folks looking for a place to get a little exercise in a quiet and natural area.
"The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a U.S. National Preserve in Jacksonville, Florida. It comprises 46,000 acres of wetlands, waterways, and other habitats in northeastern Duval County."
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Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
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"The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a U.S. National Preserve in Jacksonville, Florida. It comprises 46,000 acres of wetlands, waterways, and other habitats in northeastern Duval County."
"The Theodore Roosevelt Area is a 600-acre natural treasure of hardwood forest, wetlands, and scrub vegetation. It is also rich in cultural history. Visitors can experience miles of thickly wooded peaceful nature trails, vast grassland that supports both water and land animals, ancient piles of discarded oyster shells which yield clues about an extinct culture, and the legacy of preservation bequeathed to all by this property's last private owner, Willie Browne. The Theodore Roosevelt Area is open 9:00 to 4:45 daily."
Theodore Roosevelt Area at Timucuan Preserve
13165 Mt Pleasant Rd
"The Theodore Roosevelt Area is a 600-acre natural treasure of hardwood forest, wetlands, and scrub vegetation. It is also rich in cultural history. Visitors can experience miles of thickly wooded peaceful nature trails, vast grassland that supports both water and land animals, ancient piles of discarded oyster shells which yield clues about an extinct culture, and the legacy of preservation bequeathed to all by this property's last private owner, Willie Browne. The Theodore Roosevelt Area is open 9:00 to 4:45 daily."
The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s
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Treaty Oak Park
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The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s
Arts & Culture
Historic San Marco is perfect for folks looking for unique shopping and eating experiences.
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San Marco
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Historic San Marco is perfect for folks looking for unique shopping and eating experiences.
MOSH museum is located just minutes over the Acosta bridge from our hideaway. It is located on the Southbank of the St. John's, and the admission price is super reasonable.
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MOSH
1025 Museum Circle
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MOSH museum is located just minutes over the Acosta bridge from our hideaway. It is located on the Southbank of the St. John's, and the admission price is super reasonable.
This is "Downtown Jacksonville's premier art museum", and the admission is only $8 discounted to $5 for seniors, military, and students.
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Museum Of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
333 North Laura Street
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This is "Downtown Jacksonville's premier art museum", and the admission is only $8 discounted to $5 for seniors, military, and students.
"The Cummer Museum holds one of the finest art collections in the Southeast, with nearly 5,000 objects in its Permanent Collection. The Museum offers world-class art spanning from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century, features diverse special exhibits, and is home to the Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain."
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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
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"The Cummer Museum holds one of the finest art collections in the Southeast, with nearly 5,000 objects in its Permanent Collection. The Museum offers world-class art spanning from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century, features diverse special exhibits, and is home to the Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain."
"Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly market hosted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers and bakers. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 4,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features hours of live music."
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Riverside Arts Market
715 Riverside Avenue
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"Produced by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc., the Riverside Arts Market is a weekly market hosted on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. RAM features a variety of small businesses from farmers to artists to makers and bakers. Under the Fuller Warren Bridge, you’ll find a family-friendly event that attracts 4,000+ visitors every Saturday. The riverfront amphitheater seats 350 people and features hours of live music."
Shopping
Many unique locally owned specialty shops.
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Five Points
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Many unique locally owned specialty shops.
HUGE outlet mall on both sides of I-95.
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St. Augustine's Indoor Mall
500 Outlet Mall Blvd
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HUGE outlet mall on both sides of I-95.
"The outdoor lifestyle mall is home to 150 of the hottest stores, many exclusive in the market, including Dillard’s, Apple, Pottery Barn and Ann Taylor as well as shops in the palm-lined streets of the Luxury Collection such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Mayors. As much a fashion-forward shopping hotspot as a dining destination, the diverse palate is represented with exciting options as The Cheesecake Factory, The Capital Grille and Cantina Laredo. Relax among the Florida sunshine at the Park Green’s turtle pond, life-sized chess board or dog park."
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St Johns Town Center
4663 River City Drive
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"The outdoor lifestyle mall is home to 150 of the hottest stores, many exclusive in the market, including Dillard’s, Apple, Pottery Barn and Ann Taylor as well as shops in the palm-lined streets of the Luxury Collection such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Mayors. As much a fashion-forward shopping hotspot as a dining destination, the diverse palate is represented with exciting options as The Cheesecake Factory, The Capital Grille and Cantina Laredo. Relax among the Florida sunshine at the Park Green’s turtle pond, life-sized chess board or dog park."
At IKEA Jacksonville, we believe everyone deserves to have design that’s thoughtful, sustainable and affordable.
IKEA
7801 Gate Pkwy
At IKEA Jacksonville, we believe everyone deserves to have design that’s thoughtful, sustainable and affordable.
Sightseeing
"Nestled along the gorgeous St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy indoor shopping mall, all of which are sure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. For more than 25 years, The Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to stop in downtown Jacksonville."
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Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive
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"Nestled along the gorgeous St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy indoor shopping mall, all of which are sure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. For more than 25 years, The Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to stop in downtown Jacksonville."
"The Jacksonville Jaguars today introduced a new program designed to take fans on a behind-the-scenes tour of EverBank Field, a destination recently named by the Travel Channel as one of “15 Bucket List Experiences for Football Fans.” “It was no surprise to us that EverBank Field was recognized as a must-see for football fans, as we pride ourselves in creating a world-class experience here on game day,” said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. “Our new tour program gives fans and visitors to Jacksonville another way to explore the stadium, learn its history and hear the stories of great plays and special moments that have taken place at EverBank Field.”
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EverBank Field
1 Everbank Field Dr
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"The Jacksonville Jaguars today introduced a new program designed to take fans on a behind-the-scenes tour of EverBank Field, a destination recently named by the Travel Channel as one of “15 Bucket List Experiences for Football Fans.” “It was no surprise to us that EverBank Field was recognized as a must-see for football fans, as we pride ourselves in creating a world-class experience here on game day,” said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. “Our new tour program gives fans and visitors to Jacksonville another way to explore the stadium, learn its history and hear the stories of great plays and special moments that have taken place at EverBank Field.”
"Its unique scenery and history set this city apart from any other in the country. St. Augustine has a quaint feel but boasts a big appeal. Visitors can see why when they stroll along the brick-lined streets and delight in the city's European flavor, with centuries-old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, hidden courtyards, and so much more. St. Augustine has plenty of history to explore -- more than 450 years of it!"
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Sankt Augustine
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"Its unique scenery and history set this city apart from any other in the country. St. Augustine has a quaint feel but boasts a big appeal. Visitors can see why when they stroll along the brick-lined streets and delight in the city's European flavor, with centuries-old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, hidden courtyards, and so much more. St. Augustine has plenty of history to explore -- more than 450 years of it!"
Essentials
Best local grocery store.
Publix Super Market at Arlington River
5858 Atlantic Boulevard
Best local grocery store.
Entertainment & Activities
Reserved reclining seating!
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AMC Regency 24
9451 Regency Square Boulevard
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Reserved reclining seating!
"The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, located in Jacksonville, Florida, sits at the mouth of the Trout River. The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection."
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
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"The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, located in Jacksonville, Florida, sits at the mouth of the Trout River. The zoo occupies approximately 117 acres and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plants in its collection."
"The City of Jacksonville Beach has more than 4.1 miles of sandy beaches which offer recreational opportunities year round. The City of Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue Division and the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps provide ocean safety to residents and visitors along our beach year round. Beach staffing is weather dependent. In case of severe weather, lifeguards will continue monitoring the beach via truck patrols."
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Jacksonville Beach
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"The City of Jacksonville Beach has more than 4.1 miles of sandy beaches which offer recreational opportunities year round. The City of Jacksonville Beach Ocean Rescue Division and the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps provide ocean safety to residents and visitors along our beach year round. Beach staffing is weather dependent. In case of severe weather, lifeguards will continue monitoring the beach via truck patrols."
Built in 1938, this art deco movie house offers first-run Hollywood films plus eats, beer & wine.
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San Marco Theatre
1996 San Marco Boulevard
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Built in 1938, this art deco movie house offers first-run Hollywood films plus eats, beer & wine.