Golf, beaches, and beer on Florida’s Atlantic Coast.
Jacksonville Fun in the Sun
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Discover Jacksonville, one of Florida’s 1990s boom cities, on a budget. It’s the largest city in the country at 840 square miles with activities to match. Most of the bustle is concentrated along the white-sand “Jax” Beach, about 20 miles east of the city center, along the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the downtown, more than 20 miles of beaches, and nearby state parks by car, the Skyway monorail, and reliable bus network.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville

Enjoy a free tour and beer tasting.

Golf Club of Jacksonville

Tee off at this affordable PGA-managed course.

European Street Cafe

This fun, beer-focused café has 20 on tap and 150 exotic brews by the bottle, including Lebanese Almaza; don’t miss happy hour or the hearty German sausage sandwiches.

Burrito Gallery

The space serves filling Tex-Mex treats, plus local art for sale on the walls.

House on Cherry Street

This well-priced B&B located in the appealing suburban hub of Riverside-Avondale has four en suite colonial-style rooms, some with river views. The free afternoon tea is a bonus.