Welcome to Jacksonville!

Jacksonville has many great places to eat and visit. For those of you traveling from out of town, we’ve put together a short list of our some favorite spots, mostly near FSCJ/Omni Hotel.


Five Points

Historic 5 Points, Where the original downtown trolley tracks made their loop. Tons of quirky shopping and dining options.


1021 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Lots of trees and small enough to see it all in a day. For a quiet place to rest, walk around to the pagoda behind the koi pond in the Asian Bamboo Gardens. For some added excitement, plan to go on the Destination: Dino tour.


370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218


Cummer Art Museum and Gardens

A great place to go and clear your head. The gardens are so serene and centering.


829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32204

Museum of Contemporary Art

Works from van Gogh to Warhol & beyond plus a sculpture garden.


333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202



RFID Pour Your Own Beer…Sandwiches and other food…but RFID POUR YOUR OWN BEER!!!


100 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Black Sheep

Casual Restaurant Serving Locally Sourced Southern Food.


1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Burrito Gallery

I dunno why they call it a gallery…I’m too busy eating them to admire them.


Brooklyn Station on Riverside, 90 Riverside Ave #601 & 21 E Adams Street Jacksonville, FL 32202

Cafe Nola

Sandwiches, Salads, Entrees and Cocktails as Creative as the artwork. (It’s in the Museum of Contemporary Art)


333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Candy Apple Cafe

A Whimsical Menu plus Cute Cocktails in a Historic Building in Downtown Jax. Attached to a candy shop (with a spot you can watch the production floor).


400 N Hogan St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Maple Street Biscuit Company

Casual cafe serving biscuit sandwiches & Southern sides for breakfast & lunch (dinner on weekends).


2004 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Super Food & Brew

Simple, Fresh Ingredients Featuring Local Craft Brews! Closed Sundays.


11 E Forsyth St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Tres Leches

Inspired by the chef’s Pan-Latin background.


869 Stockton St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Uptown Kitchen and Bar

Local Farm to Table Comfort Food


1303 North Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206


Arena Football

If you’re still in town on 4/18/16, check out the Jax Sharks Arena Football


Jax Armada

More of a futbol fan than a football fan? Check out the Jax Armada on 4/15/16


*A huge thanks to Gary Kovar for helping to compile most of this list.