Plenty to do in Jacksonville that wont break the bank!

I wish I could travel more! But because I can't, I am always looking for new and fun things to do nearby. Jacksonville is a destination spot for many people across the country, and though I don't speak for you, I feel privileged to live here. Below are some ideas to help you, your friends, your family and your guest enjoy all that Jacksonville has to offer us. You can also find a list of local things to do by clicking here.

The Cummer Museum is free on Tuesday nights from 4 to 9pm. Their art collection covers up to the 50's or 60s. Have you been to their garden? IT'S BEAUTIFUL! Totally worth the visit. 

The MOCA is free for families on Sunday's and free for everyone the first Wednesday of each month from 5 to 9pm. UNF students and BOA card holders can also visit for free the first weekend of each month. 

Have you ever been to the Riverwalk? If not, you need to go! Jacksonville offers us great weather much of the time... take advantage of it! The Riveralk is over one mile of a paved walkway right along the St. Johns River. Beautiful! 

What about the Friendship Fountain in San Marco... Have you been there? It's located just across the St. Johns River from downtown Jacksonville. It is so gorgeous and you can usually find live music and holiday events planned. You need to see it it appreciate the fountain. My words cannot articulate how amazing it is in person. 

Another Jacksonville event that is hugely popular in Jacksonville is the Art Walk. It's a monthly self-guided tour of local art. It is held 5 to 9pm the first Wednesday of each month. Artists and musicians are in the streets ... it's a lot of fun! 


There truly is so much more that Jacksonville has to offer. Start by visiting our Events page for more ideas!