Blue Skies/Beaches/Food and Parties to follow
Beaches offer everything to almost every age. Wake up on the beaches, while enjoying an early brunch at any one of the diners, after spending the day out tanning and getting burnt get some relief, while eating at the beach side resturants. Enjoy the food, as the sun starts to go down the music starts. Take you pick of music/bars/clubs while you are in the area.
"The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party"
One of college football's biggest rivalries comes to ALLTEL Stadium at the annual Florida-Georgia game. Dubbed "The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party," the game is the culmination of nearly a week of major partying Downtown as thousands of fans arrive to enjoy tailgating, tail-boating and big pep rallies.
Clark's Fish Camp is on...
Clark's Fish Camp is on Julington Creek in the Mandarin area. Best restaurant in Jax.
Decorated with many wildlife mounts and outdoor decor. Used to be a bait and tackle and has expanded from there all you can eat catfish, swamp fest platter, peel & eat shrimp, oysters any way, quail, crawfish, alligator. It's all good.
The Northbank Riverwalk is a must to walk or ride
The best way to enjoy the full length of the scenic Northbank Riverwalk is to park in a free 2-hour parking space under the Fuller Warren Bridge (I-95) , just off Riverside Avenue. (Be aware that this area is used for an arts’ and farmers’ market on Saturday mornings, which means you may have to park a few blocks north next to the YMCA instead). From here, begin your scenic walk or bike ride along the river with a breathtaking view of both the Northbank and Southbank skylines (see photo at left). As you walk, your views of both skylines will change as the curvature of the Riverwalk affords you new perspectives. Along the way you will also pass small fountains, lots of landscaping, office buildings, boat docks, benches and statues. Once you've rounded the main curve, the Riverwalk itself actually becomes a long, steep ramp that arches over the beginning of the Railroad Bridge and under the Acosta Bridge, where it then descends into a myriad of small ramps. (Time it right, and you’ll get one of the best views of an oncoming train that you can get without being in danger). From this point, the Riverwalk continues, back on land, past public restroom facilities and bike racks, crossing in front of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and takes you right into the courtyard of the Jacksonville Landing. By the time you have reached the Landing you will probably be hungry and/or thirsty, so grab something good (there is an ice cream shop in the Landing that I would recommend) and be sure to sit upstairs on the outdoor terrace and take in the view while you recharge. Once you've recharged, you may want to continue down the next couple blocks of the Riverwalk or head back and make the return trek to your car. If you walk and stop at the Landing as I suggested, you should arrive back at your car in about 2 hours -- just in time! Of course, if you are staying Downtown, the Hyatt Regency is located along the Riverwalk just east of the Landing, and the Omni is located a block north of the Riverwalk, across the street from the performing arts center.
3 Must Do Things in Jacksonville
"Downtown Riverwalk/Jacksonville Landing"
I enjoy walking and the Riverwalk that lines both the south and north banks of the St Johns River provides a fantastic walking experience. It's a little over 1 mile from end to end on the southbank, but the real fun is to cross over on one of the bridges that cross the St Johns and continue, which can extend the walk for an additional 2-3 miles.
Also on the Northbank is the Jacksonville Landing, an entertainment and eating centerpiece for the city. During the spring and summer there is often live entertainment on weekend nights in the courtyard area.