While I don't know of any commercial citrus farms in the area I can certainly say that orange and grapefruit trees are a common sight in the yards of Jacksonville. Many residents pick their own fruit from their own trees. I guess that's another one of the many perks to being a Florida resident.
fort george island state park
fort george island is a beautiful and historic island located about 15 miles northeast of downtown jacksonville. a fort was built on st. george island in 1736 to protect the southern approach to the georgia colony in colonial times. in the 1920's the ribault club was established for wealthy northern visitors. the ribault club has been recently restored and can be rented for private functions. this beautiful island is also home to st. george episcopal church founded in 1877. fort george island is an interesting place to visit in the jacksonville area. to get to fort george island take hecksher drive (US A1A) from downtown jacksonville.
Economy class Italian: big portions, little flavor. The ambience is mucho bella, the food not so much.
Find a mom & pop Italian joint like Joseph's on Main Street - Jax or Buoni Amici - Orange Park. As a matter of fact Orange Park has a slew of really good Italian (not chain) restaurants. I had the seafood pasta in a garlic butter sauce. It simply had no flavor. We were a party of eight and only the pizza satisfied. The bread and salad were very good. The Chicken Marsala was the biggest flop. The prices are high, but the portions are enough for up to four folks.
My golf obsessive husband loved this place
It is very cool. You get to see all things golf. All about the players and the history. They also have some games inside, one where you putt, and you're on tv, and a golf simulator. They have all kinds of old golf clubs, and you can use the putters. They also have a replica of the bridge at St. Andrews. Outside, there is a hole in the middle of a pond, made to resemble the famous hole at the nearby TPC at Saw Grass, and if you get it on the green, you win a prize. Also included in the price of admission is a miniature golf course. It's not goofy golf, but just a putting course. It was fun. There are also shops and restaurants, including a Caddy Shack restaurant. We went in and looked at the store, but didn't eat there. it looked cute, but the prices were a little steep. Overall, a great place for golf lovers of all ages, and their families won't be bored either!
This is Jacksonville, Fla., my home town. This town is the largest geographical city in the United States, although its population is far from highest (approximately 800,000). Nustled in Northeast Florida, we have both a beach water front and a large river, winding through the city. I live a few blocks away from Downtown, on the south bank of the St. Johns River, where this photo was taken.