Museums and more in Northeast Florida.
The cultural anchors here, like Jacksonville MOCA and the Cummer Museum, are surprisingly impressive, and it’s best to set aside plenty of time to explore both. To round out your stay, wander the bustling downtown with its family-friendly restaurants, tee off on championship golf courses, and build sandcastles along the 20 miles of Atlantic beaches. It’s a huge city—840 square miles, in all—so plan to get around by car.
Browse the exhibitions—the permanent hoard includes work by Calder, Paschke, and Rauschenberg.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Then hit the museum 19th-century masterpieces from Thomas Moran.
Come for a hearty Sunday brunch—desserts are a standout, especially the blueberry-pecan waffles.
The restaurant dishes out southwestern food in a historic storefront—try the chipotle-doused crab cakes.