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.
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
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
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
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
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
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