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The Bold City of the South can be a great place to visit for quality cultural attractions, unique boutiques, world-class hotels, and culinary destinations. We’ve compiled this list to help make your trip to Jacksonville much more luxurious.

 

Eat

Ceviche Jax

Ceviche may be tiny, but its Peruvian fare draws crowds. Try their authentic ceviche or a Jacksonville twist on the national dish of Peru. A Peruvian beverage completes the experience. 

Phone: (904) 853-5497 Address: 27 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL, cevichejax.com

 

Prohibition Kitchen

Vintage industrial décor and live music create an atmosphere nearly as amazing as their gastropub menu. The PK Signature Burger is a crowd pleaser.  Handspun milkshakes come with or without alcohol.

Phone: (904) 209-5704 Address: 119 Saint George St., St. Augustine, FL, pkstaug.com

 

River & Post

Offering stunning sunset views of downtown Jacksonville and the St. Johns, River & Post is an upscale, American casual restaurant and rooftop lounge. Sample local Mayport shrimp or a signature cocktail.   

Phone: (904)575-2366 Address: 1000 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL, riverandpostjax.com

 

Play

Top Golf

Practice your swing at one of a hundred climate-controlled hitting bays while catching up with friends. Enjoy modern American fare at your hitting bay or reconnect around the rooftop terrace fire pit.

Phone: (904) 328-2002 Address: 10531 Brightman Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, topgolf.com/us/jacksonville

Museum of Science and History (MOSH)

Explore interactive science exhibits and journey through Florida history in downtown Jacksonville. National Geographic’s Earth Explorers exhibit is here until September 9, 2018, featuring six themed and immersive adventures.  Phone: (904) 396-6674 Address: 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL, themosh.org

 

Saltwater Cowgirls

If you dream of surf and sand, Saltwater Cowgirls has everything you need to become a surfer. Affordable lessons (private and group) for all ages and abilities occur year-round (equipment included). 

Phone: (904)238-4716 Address: 931 3rd St. N., Jacksonville Beach, FL, saltwatercowgirlssurf.com

 

Stay

The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

This stunning boutique hotel located in historic St. Augustine offers art and history talks, afternoon garden parties, gorgeous décor, and private tours with a local historian. Its upscale atmosphere is unrivaled.

Phone: (904) 209-5800 Address: 149 Cordova St., St. Augustine, FL, thecollectorinn.com

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Across the street from the Times-Union Center and Jacksonville Landing, Omni is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Jacksonville’s art and business scene. Relax in the rooftop pool.

Phone: (904) 355-6664 Address: 245 Water St., Jacksonville, FL, omnihotels.com/hotels/jacksonville

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

Catch a Southern breeze on the wrap-around porch and dine with an ocean view at The Pointe. Enjoy Civil War history, miles of beachcombing, and sweet boutiques in Amelia Island.

Phone: (904) 277-4851 Address: 98 South Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL, elizabethpointelodge.com

 

Shop

Chamblin Bookmine

Get lost in a maze of over 2 million used and rare books between Chamblin’s two Jacksonville locations. Expect to spend half a day in this book lover’s paradise. 

Phone: (904)384-1685 Address: 4551 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville, FL, chamblinbookmine.com

Cottage by the Sea 

Coastal-inspired décor and furnishings bring home a touch of whimsy and Florida style at Cottage by the Sea. From hand-painted signs to mermaid art, candles to chandeliers, selection varies daily. 

Phone: (904)246-8411 Address: 401 South 3rd St., Jacksonville Beach, FL, cottagebytheseaonline.com

Avonlea Antiques & Interiors

Avonlea is a 40,000 sq. ft. antique market hosting over 200 dealers and featuring furniture, décor, art, jewelry, and quirky collectibles. Enjoy champagne or cobbler at in-house Full Circle Eatery. 

Phone: (904) 636-8785 Address: 8101 Philips Hwy., Jacksonville, FL, avonleamall.com

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Events Calendar

  • Savannah Music Festival

    Mar 26, 2020
    12:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Various Locations

    From March 26 through April 11, the Savannah Music Festival hosts musical visionaries and creative artists from across the United States, as well...

  • 2020 Red Shoes Run

    Apr 11, 2020
    8:00 AM

    Our annual Red Shoes Run is a morning full of fun for the whole family.  There will be food, drinks, games, music and more for...

  • Forsyth Farmer's Market

    Jun 29, 2019
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ South end of Forsyth Park

    The Forsyth Farmers’ Market vendors offer a variety of local goods including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese,...

  • Power Yoga Principles

    Mar 07, 2020
    10:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ Savannah Power Yoga

    This class is intended for students who are new to Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, as well as those hoping to learn more about finding their best...

  • Publick Day

    Apr 18, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Beaufort Historic Site

    An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books,...

  • Cars & 'Q for the Cause

    Apr 18, 2020
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Choate Construction

    Join Choate Construction for the 11th annual Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, featuring 120-plus stellar cars; tasty BBQ, craft brews and wine; silent...

  • Trail to Ale 5K

    Apr 23, 2020
    6:00 PM @ Buckwalter Place Commerce Park

    One-of-a-kind 5K happy hour event for runners, walkers, young professionals, all professionals, companies, community and more! Run through the...

  • Relationship Therapy

    Apr 24, 2020
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Savannah African Art Museum

    ​Marriages can be very complicated, especially when having to deal with your husband’s wives. Multipurpose Room, Carriage House (2nd floor),...

  • Tybee Turtle Trot

    Apr 25, 2020
    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join us on Tybee Island and run to support our nesting sea turtle monitoring program. Starting and finishing at the Tybee pier and pavilion, the...

  • Ignite the Senses Autism Awareness 5K Race

    Apr 25, 2020
    7:00 AM @ Lowcountry Community Church

    The Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run is a Obstacle & Mud Runs race in Bluffton, South Carolina consisting of a 5K Novelty Run/Walk. 5K Bubble...

  • PRC Earth Day 5K Race at Palmetto Bluff

    Apr 26, 2020
    9:00 AM

    The PRC Eco Initiative presents the 2020 Earth Day 5K at Palmetto Bluff on April, 26th. This will be our first Sustainable running event of the...

  • Cornerstone 5K Race

    May 02, 2020
    8:00 AM

    We are excited about the community coming together to have some fun and run through Old Town Bluffton for a great cause!  Cornerstone Church...

  • Wooden Boat Show

    May 02, 2020
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Beaufort Waterfront

    Whether you’re a boating enthusiast or prefer to keep your feet on dry land, the 46th Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages. The...

  • ELLA Foundation’s Charity Lee to Host Book Signing at E. Shaver, Bookseller on May 2

    May 02, 2020
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ E. Shaver, Booksellers

    WHAT:  Charity Lee Book Signing Event. The ELLA Foundation founder and Executive Director Charity Lee will sign copies of her powerful new memoir...

  • Ride on Ryan Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon

    May 09, 2020
    8:00 AM

    Ride on Ryan is a sprint triathlon that takes place at L. Scott Still Park in Savannah, GA. The Ride on Ryan Triathlon and Duathlon is a USAT...

  • Mother's Day Brunch Cruise

    May 10, 2020
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Savannah Riverboat Cruises

    No cooking - No cleaning - Just plenty of time for family fun! Picture your mom dining on a delicious buffet and kicking her heels up on the dance...

  • Beaufort Music Festival

    May 15, 2020
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Gallant’s Channel

    Two of the main goals of the Festival are to present a diverse music line-up and to introduce attendees to fresh musical acts. In addition, the BMF...

  • Atlantic Beach Music Festival

    May 16, 2020
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Atlantic Beach Circle

    You don’t want to miss the 7th Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival at the boardwalk at the Circle, Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC. 11:00 A.M....

  • Nine Line Run for Wounded 5K/10K

    May 16, 2020
    6:00 PM

    Join the Nine Line Foundation and Nine Line Apparel this Armed Forces Day, May 16th, 2020, for our 7th Annual 5K/10K Run...

  • Art in the Park

    May 23, 2020
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Downtown Blowing Rock

    Outdoor arts & crafts show featuring 90+ juried artisans in a wide variety of mediums. Meet artists and buy art at series of 6 shows throughout...


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Scenes of the South

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 5

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 4

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 2

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 3

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

FACES OF THE SOUTH-THE TRILOGY GALLERY 1

This is not a celebration. It is not a salute. This, readers, is a manifesto. It is a bold declaration of the richness of the South, of the majestic talents, relentless ambition and singular vision that reside just behind each face you pass in your travels. These are the faces of the people who are creating the new South through the sweat of their brow and the depth of their passions. But if you never look closer you may never know how deep that passion goes, and what it has accomplished.

February Brews for a Cause

February's Brews for a Cause was held at the Drayton Hotel on Thursday, February 27th. South Magazine and Southern Eagle teamed up to raise money through a large silent auction for the Savannah Ambucs organization. Craft Beer samplings from Wild Leap Brewing, alongside appetizers from the Drayton Hotel were offered to guests.

2020 Southern Coast Heart Ball

The American Heart Association held its annual Southern Coast Heart Ball on Saturday, February 8th at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with a silent auction, dinner and program, and dancing to end the evening. All proceeds went to the Open Your Heart campaign.

4th Annual Hearts for Healing Gala

Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center held its Fourth Annual Hearts for Healing Gala on Friday, February 7th at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Guests enjoyed gourmet dining, dancing, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction benefitted the Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center's program for individuals with disabilities.

IDC Benefits the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire

The LeClerc Family owners of IDC (International Diamond Center) in Savannah 349 Mall Blvd held a benefit to support the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Guests enjoyed light food and drinks, while bidding on several silent auction items, including autographed footballs and helmets donated by Anthony Lanier II.

Royce Learning Center Annual Low Country Boil & Oyster Roast

The Royce Learning Center held their annual low country boil and oyster roast on Saturday, February 1st. Guests enjoyed mingling over the seafood selection. Royce Learning Center meets the needs of children and adults with learning differences and literacy needs through its unique programs.