Andrew Jackson -- for whom the city is named
This sculpture depicts former President Andrew Jackson as a general on horseback. Jackson was an important figure in the history of Florida, so it makes sense that today the state's largest city, Jacksonville, is named in his honor. Of course, the irony is that Andrew Jackson never set foot in Jacksonville, which during his time was merely a small town named Cowford. Nevertheless, today this likeness of General Jackson seems to salute the landscape of glassy skyscrapers that surrounds him as if proud to see that such a prosperous city bears his name. Look for the statue along Independent Drive, at the northwest entrance to the Jacksonville Landing.
Beach park offers spectacular views of navy ships
Operated by the City of Jacksonville, Huguenot Park is located on Fort George Island and fronts both the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the St. Johns River opposite Mayport N.A.S. Free of development, Huguenot's beach boasts a backdrop of some of the highest dunes in Jacksonville and a chain of rocky jetties that stretch out to sea marking the entrance to the river's busy shipping channel. Visitors should be advised that water activities are better enjoyed at one of Jacksonville's other beaches as, due to Huguenot's location, the shape and size of its sandy stretches can vary drastically with the tides and the strong currents where the St. Johns meets the Atlantic can be too treacherous for swimmers. Beachgoers do, however, get an awesome view of the gigantic military ships (including the aircraft carrier JFK) in port across the river.
Aside from a couple of isolated spots in Amelia Island, where parking on the sand is permitted, Huguenot Park is the only one of Jacksonville's beaches where automobiles are allowed to drive on the sand. For me, that alone makes Huguenot Park less appealling than the city's other beaches; however, many people prefer it for this same reason. Regardless of your opinion, you have to admit that the towering dunes, rocky jetties and skyscraping military ships certainly make Huguenot unique.
Gene's - Good Inexpensive Seafood!
Gene's is an inexpensive seafood restaurant with an amazing variety of seafood to choose from.
This place is a basic, unpretentious restaurant that focuses on the food. Gene's offers everything from Shrimp and crab to alligator, Frog Legs, and about any fish you can think of.
You can get it Fried, Broiled or Blackened and it's all good. The service is quick and because of the extensive menu and low prices, it's a good place to experiment a little. Fried Alligator and Shrimp Lunch for $6.00. There's More Alligator than Shrimp which was surprising. Served with Fries and your choice of Cole Slaw or Apple Sauce.
Hanna Park: popular beach, biking and surfing spot
Just north of Atlantic Beach and south of Mayport N.A.S., Hanna Park is a beautifully preserved oceanfront park operated by the City of Jacksonville. In addition to its wide, white sand beach with lush green dunes, Hanna Park boasts acres of coastal woodland recreation areas including freshwater lakes (with paddleboat rentals), numerous hiking and biking trails, ample picnic areas, a children's water play area and camping facilities. Locally, the park is famous for its great mountain biking trails and for "The Poles," Jacksonville's storied surfing spot.
terible22's new Jacksonville Page
I just went to Jacksonville Florida for a weekend of FUN!! 2-1-02 untill 2-4-02. I went to different Bars,Night Clubs and found some GREAT places to go out to Dinner, and Where to hear some Great Music, And Everything from Mixed Drinks, Too GREAT BEER. MY 1st stop was The River City Brewing Company. What a great place,It rained the whole time I was in Jax. But @ River City, You can eat & Drink on the water. My 2nd stop was the next day,BOX SEATS!, Its a Sports and Recreation Restaurant, They have everything from 2 Bars, Live Music,Pool Tables,Video Games,Dart Boards,And GREAT Service!! There music is anything from Rock to Country. I met the Manager, Rob French, He was very nice and He runs BOX SEATS GREAT!They are located @ 4329 Blanding Blv.,Next If you just like GREAT MUSIC, JACK RABITS is the place to go! They are located @ 1528 Hendrex ave, In San Marco, Near River City. Look for more on these places and also a Small but Nice and Friendly BIKER BAR.,I will have all my pictures posted By this WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally,Pictures!