JAX and #OnlyInJax!

 

 

Jacksonville city is one of the best family-friendly destinations to explore in Florida! Jax, is the largest city in the continuous United States, with more parks and waterways than any other. With the state’s youngest population, Jax takes pride in all things local. It is a city of makers, complete with unique new restaurants, oceanfront parks, family-friendly attractions, historic neighborhoods, local shops and relaxing beaches.

We were lucky enough to partake in KIDS FREE NOVEMBER. Jacksonville is made for families and we invite them all to visit the waterfront destination in November with seasonal promotion Kids Free November!

All month-long children receive free admission to the most exciting family attractions Jax has to offer. www.kidsfreenovember.com.

Sample itinerary:

NIGHT ONE
Check in at hotel
Hampton Inn Oceanfront Jacksonville Beach
 This is one of our most family-friendly beach hotels with beautiful views of the ocean and great amenities. Take the plunge in their heated outdoor pool or explore the community of Jax Beach. Free parking.

DAY TWO

Breakfast @ Maple Street Biscuit Company in Jacksonville Beach
 Located in Jacksonville Beach this now national chain started right here in Jacksonville. They serve incredible biscuits and delicious coffee. Great hearty breakfast to fuel and active day!

Morning: Riverside Arts Market
 This is Florida’s largest outdoor market with live music, crafts, local food and even a fresh market. It is the place to go for people and pets in Jax!

Next…
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
 The Cummer is participating in Kids Free November
 This is one of Jacksonville’s most visited museums, they have a dedicated children’s wing and beautiful riverfront gardens

Lunch @ Five Points
 Just two blocks west of the Cummer is this quirky area of Jacksonville called Five Points. It has close to 20 restaurants to choose from for a quick and delicious meal!
 Suggestions: Corner Taco, Bread & Board, Safe Harbor, Taqueria Cinco, Timottis, Sake House, Black Sheep, Hawkers, Hovan.

Afternoon: Visit Sweet Pete’s Candy for a Gummy Making Class

 Sweet Pete’s is participating in Kids Free November
 This is Jacksonville’s version of Willy Wonka’s Factory, a locally owned and operated candy factory with tours and classes.

Evening: Night Feeding Tour at Catty Shack Ranch
 Catty Shack Ranch is participating in Kids Free November
 This is a big cat wildlife refuge in Jacksonville’s north side. They rescue big cats from zoos and abusive homes and give them a forever home.

Dinner @ ABBQ Meats
 Locally owned and operated, ABBQ Meat & Drink offers guests Texas-style barbecue at the
beach. The restaurant’s giant backyard extends the dining experience outdoors by providing a basecamp for corn hole, kids play and social events.

DAY THREE: BEACH DAY!

Morning: Adventure Kayak Florida @ Hanna Park
 They are participating in Kids Free November
 Guided 2-hour kayak tour at Dutton Island Preserve, one of Atlantic Beaches most beautiful city parks.

Breakfast @ Metro Diner in Jacksonville Beach
 This is a local’s staple in Jacksonville. Big and delicious diner meals.

Visit the Beaches Museum
 They are participating in Kids Free November
 This museum highlights the history of the beaches and has some of the oldest beach buildings in its grounds.

Enjoy a Beach Afternoon
 Enjoy the hotel pool and the beach.

Dinner @ Safe Harbor Jacksonville Beach

 While fresh seafood can be found all over Jacksonville, this local spot boasts the freshest fish in town and was voted the best seafood place in Florida. Be sure to try the Mayport Shrimp, caught just feet from the beachside restaurant.

DAY FOUR

Morning: Visit Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
 Explore the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Check out exhibits such as the Range of the Jaguar, the Land of the Tiger, the Giraffe Overlook or the Wild Florida’s Alligator Pond.

Depart Jax – as much as you’d hate to leave!

Thank you to Visit Jacksonville for hosting our family!

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