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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

  • Volunteers needed for The Salvation Army

    Nov 14, 2019
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army Savannah is kicking off their annual holiday season Red Kettle Campaign on November 14, 2019. They announced an ambitious...

  • “Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick” Exhibition

    Oct 11, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick examines the work of six contemporary artists—Corey Arnold, Guy Ben-Ner, Patty Chang, Tristin...

  • Savannah Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

    Sep 07, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    The Savannah Philharmonic is holding auditions throughout the year for singers to have the opportunity to join the Chorus for the exciting...

  • SS Savannah (1819-2019)

    May 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ships of the Sea Museum

    2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's groundbreaking trans-Atlantic crossing.  In recognition of this monumental achievement,...

  • Savannah Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

    Sep 07, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    The Savannah Philharmonic is holding auditions throughout the year for singers to have the opportunity to join the Chorus for the exciting...

  • "Portrait of the Artist" Exhibition at Telfair Museums

    Aug 03, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    This exhibition brings together several photographic portraits of recognizable creative individuals from Telfair’s permanent collection....

  • Musical Matinees: FUNNY FACE (1957)

    Nov 17, 2019
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre

    Dispatched on an assignment, New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) is struck by the beauty of Jo Stockton (Audrey...

  • National Theatre Live: ALL ABOUT EVE

    Nov 19, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lucas Theatre for the Arts

    Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live...

  • 2019 Holiday Artist Collective

    Nov 21, 2019
    4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Deep South Photopoint

    An upscale, holiday art market featuring one-of-a-kind collectibles, original paintings, genuine photographs, fine art prints and gifts created...

  • Howard Family Dental 11th Annual Free Day of Dentistry

    Nov 22, 2019
    6:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Howard Family Dental

    Howard Family Dental is proud to offer their 11th Annual Free Day of Dentistry, held on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. The staff and dentists at...

  • Dharma Talk with Teijo Munnich

    Nov 22, 2019
    7:15 PM - 9:00 PM @ Savannah Power Yoga

    Join Zen teacher Teijo Munnich for a Dharma talk! This session is the first in a two part visit by Teijo to Savannah.   The topic of this year's...

  • Southern Songbirds

    Nov 22, 2019
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    Three beautiful singer-songwriters from opposite coasts come together on the Tybee Post Theater stage for an incredible night of music. Our annual...

  • 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,...

  • All Day Zen Meditation Retreat

    Nov 23, 2019
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Demere Center for Living

    This all day meditation retreat with Teijo Munnich includes sitting and walking meditations, dharma talks and discussions. Teijo Munnich is the...

  • Girls Just Wanna' Have Fun!

    Nov 23, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    Kick off your holidays with music, dance and laughs at Girls Just Wanna’ Have Fun at Tybee’s Historic Post Theater.  Start the evening with...

  • Christmas in the Park & Parade

    Nov 29, 2019
    2:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Blowing Rock

    Each Friday after Thanksgiving, celebrate with live music, carols & hot chocolate in Memorial Park, plus the lighting of the Park! On the following...

  • A Gracious Chritmas

    Dec 05, 2019
    83:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ First Presbyterian Church

    HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER REACHES ITS 10TH YEAR   CELEBRATING OLD FASHIONED SOUTHERN CUSTOMS   Message to Millennials, Generation X people, and...

  • Core Sound Christmas & Waterfowl Weekend

    Dec 06, 2019
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Core Sound Waterfowl Museum

    Waterfowl Weekend is one of Core Sound's most highly anticipated events!  A entire weekend dedicated to celebrating Down East history, traditions,...

  • 7th Annual Gingerbread Festival

    Dec 06, 2019
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Crystal Coast Civic Center

    Come join the fun at the Seventh Annual Crystal Coast Hospice House Gingerbread Festival at the Crystal Coast Civic Center! The Annual Gingerbread...

  • First Fridays in Starland

    Jun 07, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Starland District

    First Fridays in Starland celebrates local business, art, and food in Savannah’s coolest neighborhood! Join us every First Friday of the...


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Scenes of the South

6th Annual First Responders Luncheon

Harris Lowry Manton LLC hosted its 6th Annual First Responder Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 28 at Daffin Park. Free lunch was offered as a “thank you” to local paramedics, firefights, police officers and emergency medical responders.

DineSouth's VIP Icebox

DineSouth 2019 VIP room sponsored by IceBound was a hit at this year’s event! With a special performance by Ken Roy, guests enjoyed exclusive vendors such as sushi from Rue de Jean and popsicles from Savannah Square Pops. Made complete with a full-serve bar, the VIP room was chillingly spectacular!

DineSouth 2019

DineSouth 2019 was a huge hit - by far one of our best ever! Thank you to all of our vendors, sponsors, entertainers and patrons. The Equinox All Stars rolled us into the night with fabulous tunes while Savannah for Morons and The Stardust Pixies treated guests with show-stopping amusement. Hunter Cattle came through with bells, livestock and a petting zoo. But of course, the event was topped off with some of the best flavors Savannah has to offer followed by mouthwatering cocktails. It was a night to remember, and we couldn’t have pulled it off without our amazing clients, supporters and staff. Thank you to Savannah Station and Events Work for helping us pull off anything great year. See y’all next time!

Anne Pappas Grand Opening

Anne Pappas Interiors celebrated the Grand Opening of their new full-service design studio and showroom at 101 W. Liberty St. in the heart of Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, on Thursday, Oct. 10. “This inspiring space will allow our talented team of designers to provide exceptional creative services to clientele who appreciate the art of design,” said Pappas. A member of Coastal Living and Southern Living’s exclusive Designer Network, Pappas offers a fresh, inspired approach to interior design, incorporating a variety of textures and design elements inspired by nature, travel and global style. Pappas and her team welcomed guests with light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at the event.

Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala

Glitz and glamour were galore at the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala celebrating the Savannah Entertainment Industry as Charles (Bo) Bowen and his team orchestrated the event of the year. The night was unforgettable for all, but even more so for many hard-working and deserving individuals who were recognized for their contributions to the local film and television industry

Bitty and Beau's at Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott gives back with Bitty & Beau’s Saturday, Sept. 28. Kendra Scott gave 20% the proceeds of their sales from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. Bitty & Beau’s, which aims to provide jobs and change the way people see those with special needs and disabilities, provided muffins and coffee.

Brews for a Cause September at Mansion on Forsyth

South magazine in collaboration with Southern Eagle hosted Brews for a Cause at Casimir’s Lounge at the Mansion on Forsyth Park on Thursday, Sept. 26 in a successful effort to raise money and awareness for CURE Childhood Cancer.

Savannah Hospice Gala

Hospice Savannah celebrated 40 years of the “Art of Living” at the Landings Plantation Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Latin Dance Party Featuring Gino Castillo & The Cuban Cowboys

The 38th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival hosted a Latin Dance Party, which featured Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Castillo - the Afro-Cuban jazz singer and percussionist – led the Charleston-based Cuban Cowboys as they brought patrons to their feet, dancing the night away to his funky–jazz, high-energy tunes.

Grand Opening Studio 60 | Body Brite

Studio60BodyBrite owner and girl boss Bobbie Ciaccio unveiled Savannah’s newest salon to the public by hosting a grand opening, “Pink Party,” on Friday, Sept. 13.