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Things to do in Jacksonville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Go Kart Track
“Who doesn't like indoor go-carts?! Great to appropriately aged guests, of course. Perfect for families and groups. Or the single traveler who just wants to have fun solo!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Only open for lunch Mon-Friday from about 11-2 ish. Get there early because there is usually a line outside. It looks kind of like a warehouse outside. Seating is family style. The baked goods are out of this world fresh and amazing. Desserts are so good!! I always order some type of Bruschetta and my favorite dessert is the Blueberry Farmers Tart. They bring fresh bread with olive oil to the table. You will need a nap after this meal! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Interesting place to visit with kids. The museum motivates children to develop thier cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with other kids and adults. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Brazilian steak houses have popped up around Jacksonville, but Terra Gaucha remains my personal favorite. If you have never experienced a Brazilian steak house, check this place out. You will not be disappointed. For price and value the best time to go is lunch any day Monday through Friday. The price is about half what you will pay on evenings and weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Go get some exercise or blow off some energy. A trampoline park that's fun for everyone.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“One of the best pizzas in town. Very lively and great service. You can also play trivia on Monday nights with friends”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
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“Great sandwiches and soups. Exotic and large beer selection. Vegan options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Any store you can imagine on an outdoor mall. Great to spend the day shopping and dining”
  • 1 local recommends
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“All their food is excellent but you must go to their Sunday brunch! its out of this world!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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“Micro brew with great food. If you get lucky, they'll be serving their scrumptious beer cheese soup!”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Friendly, 5 star food, not cheap but worth it. Atmosphere for dinner and drinks with close friends. Very nice. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Movie Theater
“30 min drive. Reserved seating, good neighborhood, reasonable prices. I have an online membership and can access discounted tickets at request. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“The dancing scene here is pretty good, it gets a little crowded and obviously smells like cigars, but it is just across the street.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
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“Appear in Restaurant Impossible in Food Network. Great place to get breakfast, servers always so friendly. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
  • 5 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“Brazilian steak houses have popped up around Jacksonville, but Terra Gaucha remains my personal favorite. If you have never experienced a Brazilian steak house, check this place out. You will not be disappointed. For price and value the best time to go is lunch any day Monday through Friday. The price is about half what you will pay on evenings and weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best pizzas in town. Very lively and great service. You can also play trivia on Monday nights with friends”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Great sandwiches and soups. Exotic and large beer selection. Vegan options.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Any store you can imagine on an outdoor mall. Great to spend the day shopping and dining”
  • 1 local recommends
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“All their food is excellent but you must go to their Sunday brunch! its out of this world!!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Micro brew with great food. If you get lucky, they'll be serving their scrumptious beer cheese soup!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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