There's always something exciting to do in Jacksonville!
The Cummer Art Museum and Gardens. Has a permanent collection of over 5,500 pieces of art. The formal gardens, one designed by the fabled Olmstead Brothers firm, are right on the river and include a 225 year old live oak.
Riverside Avondale Preservation is our neighborhood's preservation organization. RAP publishes a bi-monthly newspaper about neighborhood events and issues. Soon RAP will have a self-guided walking tour of historic and architectural sites.
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve & Ft. Caroline National Memorial One of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks. Visit Kingsley Plantation, a Spanish era plantation. Miles of hiking trails at the Theodore Roosevelt area, prior home of Willie Browne, our local Thoreau. This whole area is a hidden jewel!
5 Points Shopping District is a funky neighborhood shopping district. From boutiques, restaurants, coffee houses and antiques to the newly restored 5 Points Theater...a truly unique experience.
Check out this local blog for tips on art shows, news, and more.
We also recommend the following nearby restaurants:
Pastiche - Southern comfort with a French flair. Fixed Price menu (Wednesday & Thursday evenings) is very popular.
Orsay - A contemporary bistro that reaches back to France's great traditions.
Mossfire Grill - Southwestern fare in the 5 Points shopping district.
Biscottis - Coffee house and restaurant. In nice weather offers sidewalk seating.