Bridgette’s guidebook

Bridgette
Bridgette’s guidebook

Food scene

Upscale dining river front. They have a fabulous happy hour in the bar from 4-7pm, half off cocktails and discounted appetizers.
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Chart House
1501 Riverplace Boulevard
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Upscale dining river front. They have a fabulous happy hour in the bar from 4-7pm, half off cocktails and discounted appetizers.
Farm to table breakfast. Serves lunch as well but breakfast is amazing!
First Watch - Southside
4490 Southside Blvd
Farm to table breakfast. Serves lunch as well but breakfast is amazing!
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V Pizza - San Marco
1406 Hendricks Avenue
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Amazing Brunch!
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The Local
301 Atlantic Blvd
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Amazing Brunch!

Neighborhoods

Upscale Riverside is home to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, with works by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Winslow Homer. On Saturdays, the Riverside Arts Market offers local art and live music, plus food trucks. Trendy eateries and gastropubs mix with cool bars and specialty coffee shops, while vintage boutiques cluster in the eclectic Five Points district. On the waterfront, Memorial Park has tree-lined paths.
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Riverside
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Upscale Riverside is home to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, with works by the likes of Norman Rockwell and Winslow Homer. On Saturdays, the Riverside Arts Market offers local art and live music, plus food trucks. Trendy eateries and gastropubs mix with cool bars and specialty coffee shops, while vintage boutiques cluster in the eclectic Five Points district. On the waterfront, Memorial Park has tree-lined paths.
The quaint San Marco area centers on its leafy namesake square, a lively hub with indie boutiques and casual eateries serving brunch, pizza and ice cream. Chic bistros and trendy bars dot surrounding streets. The art deco San Marco Theatre shows art-house movies and new releases, and rock bands play at intimate venue Jack Rabbits Live. The neighborhood is also known for its old riverfront mansions.
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San Marco
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The quaint San Marco area centers on its leafy namesake square, a lively hub with indie boutiques and casual eateries serving brunch, pizza and ice cream. Chic bistros and trendy bars dot surrounding streets. The art deco San Marco Theatre shows art-house movies and new releases, and rock bands play at intimate venue Jack Rabbits Live. The neighborhood is also known for its old riverfront mansions.
Very quaint area with mom and pop shops, souvenir shop and restaurants. This area of the beach is more family oriented compared to Jax beach. Free parking on the streets.
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Neptune Beach
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Very quaint area with mom and pop shops, souvenir shop and restaurants. This area of the beach is more family oriented compared to Jax beach. Free parking on the streets.

Shopping

Outdoor mall with known fashion, home goods & electronics brands, sit-down dining & quick snacks.
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St Johns Town Center
4663 River City Drive
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Outdoor mall with known fashion, home goods & electronics brands, sit-down dining & quick snacks.

Things to do

Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.
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Topgolf
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Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.
Vast zoo highlighting local as well as African wildlife with gardens, a train & a kids' zone.
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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
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Vast zoo highlighting local as well as African wildlife with gardens, a train & a kids' zone.
Drive on the beach or park at the picnic area where they have a swimming area. Charges by the car for entry.
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Huguenot Memorial Park
10980 Heckscher Drive
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Drive on the beach or park at the picnic area where they have a swimming area. Charges by the car for entry.
Aquatic complex chain with additional land attractions including mini-golf, laser tag & go-karts.
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Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach
1944 Beach Boulevard
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Aquatic complex chain with additional land attractions including mini-golf, laser tag & go-karts.
Trampoline arena, charges by the hour. No charge for parents unless you are jumping too.
Surge Adventure Park
9292 Arlington Expy
Trampoline arena, charges by the hour. No charge for parents unless you are jumping too.

Sightseeing

Great for families to hike & sight see. Open daily till 5. Free entry and free parking.
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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
1445 Millcoe Road
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Great for families to hike & sight see. Open daily till 5. Free entry and free parking.
If you enjoy history and state parks this is all free. Memorial park for a historical, short-lived French settlement, with a visitor center & bookstore.
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Fort Caroline National Memorial
12713 Ft Caroline Rd
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If you enjoy history and state parks this is all free. Memorial park for a historical, short-lived French settlement, with a visitor center & bookstore.
1.25-mi. paved promenade along the St. Johns River with art, benches & city & sunset views.
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Southbank Riverwalk
1001 Museum Cir
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1.25-mi. paved promenade along the St. Johns River with art, benches & city & sunset views.

City/town information

Many quaint shops, attractions, food and snacks. Only 45 min away, great day trip for families.
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Sankt Augustine
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Many quaint shops, attractions, food and snacks. Only 45 min away, great day trip for families.

for kids

Best park in Jacksonville! Worth the drive. Recreation site with a playground, walking trail, sport courts, playing field & picnic areas.
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South Beach Park and Sunshine Playground
2514 S Beach Pkwy
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Best park in Jacksonville! Worth the drive. Recreation site with a playground, walking trail, sport courts, playing field & picnic areas.