Cruise along the St. Johns River in mega-yacht style on The Jacksonville Princess, a luxury charter cruise yacht that can accommodate up to 150 people. It departs from the Hilton Pavilion on the south bank of the river in downtown Jacksonville and sails on Sunday brunch or sunset dinner cruises. The yacht has two air-conditioned decks and can provide live entertainment and semi-private charters. Call for information on prices and available dates.
Tucked away in the charming old San Marco district, this spacious, airy, full-service gallery is home to works from regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. Stellers gallery represents more than 30 artists whose work encompasses a wide variety of styles, from realism to impressionism and abstraction. In addition, it sells original works, limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and antique botanicals and illustrations.
This gallery is located inside the Reddi Arts shop off Hendricks Avenue. It features an eclectic range of two and three-dimensional works in a variety of media by local artists. If you are an art collector or art lover, head to the gallery to witness budding artists. The gallery is known to play host to the work of local artists as well as students. This is said to be the hub of all budding local artists.
1145 East Adams Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 904 630 2489
This downtown Jacksonville memorial is a somber yet noble tribute to those who fought for the nation. The outdoor memorial, billed as the largest of its kind, lists veterans who fought in World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf. Dedicated in November 1995 and constructed of black granite in "proud remembrance and humble tribute". It is also said to be the only wall that honors veterans from all six branches of service, including the Merchant Marines.
4216 Herschel Street Jacksonville, Florida 32210 +1 904 384 7724
This pleasant gallery features a wide range of artwork from contemporary to traditional art and prints from local, national and international artists. The Venice Collection features the work of Louise Freshman Brown, Larry Wilson, Bob Fagin, Alynne Sharp and others. The gallery also stocks one of the largest lines of designer moldings in north Florida. You will find this gem of a gallery south of the historic Riverside neighborhood in Jacksonville, just two blocks from Roosevelt Boulevard.
Close to I-95 on the north side of city, this brewery lets you watch the bottling process from a 20-foot open-air observation area and sample the finished product in the hospitality room. You must be 21 or older, of course. Children are welcome on the tour, which includes a look at a small museum chronicling the history of Busch beer and the Busch family with a gift shop on site. Brewery tours are free and guided tours take place hourly with self-guided tours permitted at any time the brewery is open.
1025 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207 +1 904 396 6674
Located inside Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, it offers regular shows for the whole family focusing on our solar system. Famed summertime Cosmic Concerts combine laser light shows with music ranging from classic rock to modern pop. Admission is free with paid admission to the Museum of Science and History. Originally named the Alexander Brest Planetarium, but after the Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment and the Bryan family made a gift of nearly half a million dollars to the Museum, the planetarium was officially renamed the Bryan Good Planetarium in the Alexander Brest Science Theater
1015 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207 +1 904 630 2489
One of the world's tallest fountains, this spectacular piece of architecture is an impressive 200 feet in diameter and shoots water more than 120 feet into the air. At night, the colorful lighting turns the splashing waters into an animated, playful work of art. A lovely green space surrounds the fountain and comes complete with picnic tables and seating for relaxing and admiring the views of the St Johns River and city skyline. You will find the fountain next to the Museum of Science and History on Museum Circle.
317 A Philip Randolph Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32202 +1 904 665 0064
Who says learning can't be fun? The Jacksonville Historical Center has all manner of fun, hands-on interactive exhibits and films, relating to Jacksonville's rich history. Explore the past from the Native American Timucuan Indians, the region's original settlers, to the role played by the US Navy in the growth of the city, all the way to the present as Jacksonville enters a new millennium as a top-tier city. The small museum is located at Riverwalk close to downtown and I-95. Admission is free.
1025 Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL 32207 +1 800 733 2668
This charming riverside dining and entertainment boardwalk is a popular riverfront meeting place for locals and visitors alike. You will find 1.2 miles of restaurants, bars, shops, museums and a marina. Riverwalk is linked to area hotels, including the Wyndham Riverwalk and the Hampton Inn Jacksonville Central, making it easy for visitors to take a relaxing stroll while enjoying scenic views of the downtown skyline. Convenient water taxis shuttle people to the opposite and Jacksonville Landing's additional dining and shopping.
Operating for over 65 years the Naval Air Station is
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