Gateway to the Caribbean
In 2003, Jacksonville joined the select group of U.S. cities offering regularly scheduled cruises to the Caribbean on major cruiselines. Both Carnival and Celebrity offer a variety of cruise packages from Jacksonville ranging from a few days to a couple of weeks. Check their web sites to learn how you can turn your Jacksonville vacation into a Jacksonville and the Caribbean vacation!
Quirky architecture in northern Atlantic Beach
Those who appreciate quirky, imaginative architecture will love the oceanfront homes along the quiet, residential stretch of northern Atlantic Beach. (Take Seminole Rd. north to the second public parking access).
Many of the houses here were designed by famed local architect William Morgan and reflect a variety of unique designs resembling a flying saucer, a pyramid, a sandcastle, an underground house (identified by two large circular windows carved into the side of a grassy mound) and other abstract shapes.
A stroll along the sand in northern Atlantic Beach affords the best view of these homes, which are surrounded by other large beach cottages that reflect a mix of New England, Caribbean, Carolina and Long Island design influences.
Of course, the beach here is a treat in itself, composed of the same soft, white powder expanses and lush dunes that characterize most of Jacksonville's shoreline.
Two story restaurant and bar in Historic 5 Points.
Head upstairs to the bar (limited seating & outdoor seating) or stay downstairs for a quieter atmosphere.
Upstairs is generally full of happy hour co-workers and friends.
Cheap drink specials all week. Tuna tacos served with black beans & rice.
Under $10 USD
Good beer selection & full bar.
Jacksonville Zoo becoming one of the finest
In the midst of a long term growth plan, the Jacksonville Zoological Gardens is a must see for animal lovers. Covering acres of riverfront land in Jacksonville's Northside, some of the zoo's attractions include the "Tuxedo Coast" Magellianic penguin exhibit, a stingray lagoon, Asian komodo dragons and bamboo gardens, "Great Apes of the World," a renovated bird aviary, "Wild Florida" (a wetlands attraction), the 11-acre "Plains of East Africa," and a giraffe overlook that literally puts you nose to nose with these gentle giants. The zoo's premier attraction, however,"Range of the Jaguar," is an excellent complex of its own. Designed as a recreated Latin American village and temple, the attraction includes a restaurant with large picture windows allowing you to watch these mighty cats while you eat. The lion, elephant and aardvark exhibits are also exceptional!
In addition to the animals, the zoo also features the largest thatched-roof structure in North America, Main Camp Safari Lodge, which serves as the park's entrance in addition to housing a gift shop, meeting space and party areas. When the Main Camp was built, the zoo brought in authentic Zulu craftsmen from Africa to weave the thatching by hand.
Other attractions include a narrated train tour, medical and educational facilities, boat docks and a variety of other large and small animal exhibits. Special holiday events like Spooktacular and Christmas lighting draw large crowds to the zoo after dark.
World Of Nations
"Cast Schedule May 12 - 15, 1994"
Thursday the 12th - Depart Myrtle Beach for Jacksonville.
Friday the 13th - Promotion / Show Day
Saturday the 14th - Each member of Cast B proudly represented his or her home country at the World of Nations Festival.
Sunday the 15th - Depart Jacksonville for an overnight in Huntsville.
"Memories of Jacksonville..."
Host Code: MTV Festival 1990
Roommate: Leigh A. (Virginia)