52 Things To Do In Jacksonville FL!

Here we share all the amazing reasons why Jacksonville, Florida is a great place to live, work and play! Check out our weekly series: 52 Things to do in Jacksonville!

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MANY Things to Do in Jacksonville FL at Latitude 360!

Where ELSE can you catch $5 movies while enjoying a fresh meal brought right to you, all in the comfort of your recliner? And that’s only the beginning… If you’re looking for new and fun things to do in Jacksonville FL you’d better start here with Latitude 360!

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This HUGE award-winning establishment is the next evolution of dining and entertainment.Latitude 360, founded right here in Jacksonville FL, defines their concept as the truly unique “360-degree” experience. It’s got a sports theater. It’s got a bar. It’s got a movie theater. It’s got a restaurant with live entertainment. There’s a comedy club! And an upscale bowling alley all in one.

Latitude 360

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Divine Dining at Table One

 

There is no shortage of restaurants in Jacksonville, Florida but a local favorite like this one will make any night special! If we hadn’t been personally invited to this place (by a local) we probably would not have ventured inside!

Welcome to Table One! Don’t judge a book by its cover. This casual cuisine and wine bar may be located in a strip mall, but it’s a great location for a low-key but fun nightlife in Jacksonville. Ponte Vedra residents would agree it’s a locals’ favorite and closely guarded secret. I mean, who would expect contemporary American dining and fine wines in a strip mall? To our surprise the food was absolutely divine. But shhh…don’t tell everyone!

The atmosphere at this Jacksonville

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Riverside Arts Market – Kid Friendly and Mom’s Favorite

   

The Riverside Arts Market always has something new! Tons of activities, kid-themed vendors, balloon artists and face painters. Nobody complaints about being bored here!

 

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Need something to do this Saturday?  If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville, Florida, you must check it out!  Come rain or shine, this market is open every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Things can get pretty hot in Jacksonville, but this the market takes place under the Warren Fuller Bridge which offers a nice cool shade even during those hot summer months.  Arrive by boat, trolley or bike!  Families can visit the market by water taxi from

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Gluten-Free Snacks at Sweet Pete's in Jax

Have a sweet tooth but want to enjoy guilt-free, gluten-free snacks? Check out Sweet Pete’s all natural homemade candy in Jacksonville, FL!


Make sure to try the salted caramels, organic cotton candy or homemade chocolates! This is not just a great place for vegan, nut-free or gluten-free alternatives. Visiting Sweet Pete’s in historical downtown Jacksonville is an experience at an old-fashioned candy shop that kids won’t soon forget.

Sweet Pete’s Historical Location

In the early 1900s, the neighborhood of Springfield (located just north of Jacksonville Florida’s downtown district) was home to many affluent residents who had turned to this neighborhood for help after a fire consumed 146 city blocks

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Welcome to Jacksonville Sharks indoor football! Who doesn’t love a good sporting event in their favorite city? Especially when it’s so hot outside and you’re looking for something A/C friendly! Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, also known as Sea Best Field, is the home of our professional indoor football team — the Jacksonville Sharks.

The Jacksonville Sharks joined the Arena Football League (the AFL) in 2010 and that inaugural season set the record for the most regular season wins. The fans went crazy! They followed it up with a championship title at the Arena Bowl in their second season. How amazing is that?

Jacksonville Sharks Know How To Entertain!

When the Sharks take the field the place explodes with indoor fireworks. Yes, you heard me

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Was Jacksonville Beach …the first Hollywood?? True, the movie industry boomed here in Jacksonville long before Hollywood greats emerged. And the Casa Marina Hotel saw it all! But not before they had one of these! Best Key Lime Martini in Jacksonville.

BEFORE JACKSONVILLE BEACH WAS JAX BEACH!

Two hundred guests dined and danced here during the Grand Opening of the Casa Marina on June 6, 1925, the same day this town got its present name of Jacksonville Beach. The train terminal had just opened a few years prior and anybody who was anybody was flocking to Jacksonville’s beaches. Notables like Al Capone, Jean Harlow, John D. Rockefeller and President Harry S. Truman made their stay here.

CASA MARINA & JAX BEACH HISTORY

It’s not surprising that

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Just because you want to have a great day shopping doesn’t mean you have to give up the Florida sun! This experience has the best of both worlds—indoor and outdoor fun!

St. John’s Town center is Jacksonville’s premier open-air shopping mall. It’s truly unique with its palm-lined streets and shoppers dressed to the nines! St. Johns Town Center has a luxury collection of high-end retail shops like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Ann Taylor.  But it’s also got every other cool store you can think of like Apple, Pottery Barn, and Artsy Abode!

There are over 150 stores and they are still growing to make this mall even more amazing! New restaurants and stores are going in every month. There are even a couple of residential condos, apartment buildings

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Jacksonville Zoo is a wild idea for any occasion! There's always something going on at this zoo, and often with special discounts, coupons and holiday themes. If you're looking for a change of scenery, get out and take a look at Jacksonville Zoo!

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Jacksonville Zoo Must-See Exhibits

Get up close and personal with the endangered Sumatran and Malayan tigers in this exhibit that is truly like no other. It's like being in the middle of the tigers’ natural habitat. You'll see tigers roaming overhead, tigers in front, and tigers to the side in this network of elevated trails that weaves through the exhibit. Watch them cool off in their own little pools and bubbling brooks. Check out some feeding time frenzy. (Yikes). But

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