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Things to do in Nassau County

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.
Art Museum
“3.9 miles- Jacksonville’s museum of fine arts with world-class traveling exhibitions, nice gift shop, and beautiful gardens overlooking the St Johns River. Parking across the street in Riverside Ave.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Zoo
“Beautiful Gardens and plenty of animals and birds to see. Water area for kids and petting zoo as well. Kids always love to ride a train. A place for the kids to remember.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Planetarium
“5.5 miles- recently expanded exhibition space. Great for younger travelers.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“4.0 miles - Riverside- arts and boutique food market operating under I-95 bridge spanning the St Johns River. Operates 10:00 AM-2:00 PM most Saturdays, March through November.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“5.7 miles- downtown- Excellent museum of contemporary art with exhibitions on 2nd and 3rd floors and nice lunch cafe on 1st floor. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“I visit Black Sheep rooftop bar during happy hour Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm. They have some amazing drink specials. The views from the rooftop are breathtaking. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“This beautiful, oceanfront city park in Atlantic Beach, offers more than 20 miles of biking and hiking trails ranging in difficulty, it has an area dedicated to camping, a lake for fishing and paddle boarding, access for kayaking and miles of white sand beaches. Hanna is also home to one of the best surfing spots in Jacksonville.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great local indie cinema. They have lots of choices for local beers, wines, snacks and meals to choose from while you watch your flick! Love them!”
  • 41 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“1.7 mi. - upscale French dining with seasonal menu and nightly specials. Excellent wine list. Full bar in the back and outdoor dining on the patio. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Theater
“This historic theatre you can walk to, take the river taxi or our local monorail whose station is on the next block to the East (Kings Avenue). Great Concerts & Famous speakers such as Warren Buffet, Ted Turner and so many more!!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Located on the Ocean. The best oysters fresh seafood. Location location location!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“Walk down to the river or play Frisbie in the big field. I have a Frisbie if you want to borrow ;)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Fun for all with the wave pool, waterslides, game room and Lazer Tag. It is a family day or night to remember.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cafe
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“2.8 mi. - Riverside- The locally roasted coffee here is always good, with a selection of teas and hand made pastries and quiches filling out the selection. Live music some nights.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local watering hole that is fairly popular. Lots of beer on tap and good food. Unique combination of a club type atmosphere and restaurant.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Head down to Atlantic and Neptune Beaches at the Beaches Town Center aka “The Corner”. Flying Iquana offers fantastic margaritas, tacos, and always a good time!”
  • 41 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Art Gallery
“5.7 miles- downtown- Excellent museum of contemporary art with exhibitions on 2nd and 3rd floors and nice lunch cafe on 1st floor. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“I visit Black Sheep rooftop bar during happy hour Monday-Friday 4pm-6pm. They have some amazing drink specials. The views from the rooftop are breathtaking. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“1.7 mi. - upscale French dining with seasonal menu and nightly specials. Excellent wine list. Full bar in the back and outdoor dining on the patio. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Located on the Ocean. The best oysters fresh seafood. Location location location!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Local watering hole that is fairly popular. Lots of beer on tap and good food. Unique combination of a club type atmosphere and restaurant.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Head down to Atlantic and Neptune Beaches at the Beaches Town Center aka “The Corner”. Flying Iquana offers fantastic margaritas, tacos, and always a good time!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Amazing tacos and drink specials. Biking distance, which is nice because it's usually busy. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This restaurant is located in Neptune Beach with Atlantic Beach across the street. There are lots of restaurants and nightlife in this area to enjoy!”
  • 30 locals recommend

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