Walking the Southern Jacksonville Riverwalk, Florida

If you ever find yourself in Jacksonville along the southern edge of the St. Johns River, across from downtown, I highly recommend walking the Southern Riverwalk. It’s located right across the river from downtown, near the MOSH science museum and Treaty Oak Park that I’ve previously written about. There’s beautiful views of downtown and the…

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Let’s Shop! At the Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville, Florida

I recently moved to the Riverside neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, and a perk of this area is the Riverside Arts Market! Hosted every Saturday from 10am-3pm (excluding big holidays), this market hosts local vendors selling everything from produce to coffee or tea or kombucha, to arts of all kinds, to food trucks. There are probably…

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Exploring French history at the Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida

A small not-quite-well-known spot in Jacksonville is the Fort Caroline National Memorial. Fort Caroline is a memorial for the short-lived French presence from the sixteenth century, which was massacred by the Spanish. The original structure was completely destroyed and the current structure is a recreation by the National Park Service. The national memorial boasts that…

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Finding Peace at Jacksonville Beach in Jacksonville, Florida

This is honestly just an appreciation post for Jacksonville Beach. Despite it being the “chillier” months, we’ve had a few gorgeous days here in Florida. In case you didn’t know, Jacksonville is actually one of the coldest cities in Florida. We’re about 5-10 degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler than Orlando, and even more so the further south…

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FINALLY back to Broadway: Hamilton and Come From Away in Jacksonville, Florida

Broadway in Jacksonville opened up again for the 2021-2022 season (so far…) and to say that I was so excited to see live shows again would be an understatement. If you know me at all, you know that I’m a musical theater fiend and nerd. [Currently listening to my “Showtunes” playlist on Spotify as I…

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Immersing Myself in Art at the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville, Florida

The Cummer Museum of Art + Gardens in Jacksonville has been on my list of “to visits” ever since I moved to the city, and I finally made a visit! The Cummer Museum was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who donated her gardens and personal art collection to create a new…

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A Peaceful Day at the Jacksonville Arboretum, Florida

The Jacksonville Arboretum is a hidden gem of Jacksonville, for sure. It’s beautiful and peaceful – a nice little haven in nature. The arboretum is located in east Jacksonville, in between downtown and the beaches. It’s free to visit but donations are greatly appreciated, as is volunteering to maintain the gardens and trails. There are…

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Getting Lost in Fort George Island Cultural State Park, in Jacksonville, Florida

When my family visited me here in Jax (short for Jacksonville) this winter, I knew that I wanted to take them up exploring in the nature areas of northeast Jax. At the time, I hadn’t been in that area yet and was excited at the possibility of exploring somewhere new with my family, and not…

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