Jacksonville Area

Jacksonville Area Travel Guide

Articles about Jacksonville Area

By Tom Austin
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By Deb Hopewell

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By Katrina Brown Hunt

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By Katrina Brown Hunt

Hotels in Jacksonville Area

Bunk at one of the island’s best B&Bs, housed in one of Fernandina’s signature Victorians with central tower, 12-foot ceilings, mahogany staircase, and heart pine floors.

Restaurants in Jacksonville Area

The Southern restaurant does excellent grits and hash, but its shrimp-garnished Bloody Marys are the true draw. Enjoy live jazz weekends at the beachy and relaxed casual Café Karibo (try the chili prawns).

Things to do in Jacksonville Area

The wide beaches here are lounge-worthy, but thanks to Daytona’s role as a motoring mecca for the Daytona 500 (mid-Feb.), driving is permitted on the sands—a rarity in Florida. Pay $5 for the permit, stick to 10mph, and you can enjoy the thrill of cruising by the ocean.