Jacksonville General Attractions

Jacksonville Landing

Jacksonville Landing, early morning before crowds arrive

Jacksonville General Attractions

Jacksonville Landing
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1987 along Jacksonville’s riverside promenade, it is the most popular tourist destination of the city. The Landing has a 126,000-square-feet U-shaped pavilion on nine acres fronting the St. Johns River its home to 350 events year-round, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy inside shopping mall ensure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. Nightclubs include The Twisted Martini and Miss Ellie’s Bardello. Water taxis on the St. Johns River stop in front. Designed by the same architectural firm that designed Baltimore Harborplace and Miami Bayside.
ADMISSION: Free
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Thu 10a-8p, Fri-Sat 10a-9p, Sun Noon-5:30
ADDRESS: 2 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL MAP
PARKING: valet parking cost $10 at the Independent Drive entrance
PHONE: 904-353-1188
WEBSITE: http://www.jacksonvillelanding.com

Budweiser Brewery Tour
DESCRIPTION: Discover the wonders of a century-old brewing process refined by the Busch family; gasp at high-speed packaging lines filling thousands of bottles per minute, then relax in the Hospitality Room to enjoy complimentary beer tasting.
ADMISSION: Beermaster Tour for age 21+ $25, age 13-20 $10
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-4p
ADDRESS: 111 Busch Drive, Jacksonville, FL MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 904-751-8116
WEBSITE: http://www.budweisertours.com

SunCruz Casino
DESCRIPTION: Aside from the largest list of gaming options, it features the area’s largest cruise ship and smoother ride over most waves; you can always look up live sailing conditions beforehand via their website; sails twice daily with offering FREE food and drinks and LIVE entertainment for patrons; FREE shuttle service available from some hotel locations.
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sun 11a-4p and 7p-12p
ADDRESS: 4378 Ocean Street, Atlantic Beach, FL MAP
PARKING: FREE on premises; check their website for the free bus shuttle of pickup locations
PHONE: 904-249-9300
WEBSITE: http://www.suncruzcasino.com/jacksonville.asp

World Golf Hall of Fame
DESCRIPTION: A golf fan’s little piece of paradise, this venue combines traditional and interactive exhibits while paying homage to the game’s greatest players and contributors; tickets include all-day admission to the museum, an IMAX® Theater film, and a round on the 18-hole natural grass putting course.
ADMISSION: Check their website for a wide selection of guest packages beginning at $138 per person.
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a-6p, Sun Noon-6p
ADDRESS: One World Golf Place, St. Augustine, FL MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 904-940-4123
WEBSITE: http://www.wghof.org

San Sebastian Winery
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1996, the winery is located in one of Henry Flagler’s old East Coast Railway buildings just a few blocks from historic downtown. According to some historians, this area is the birthplace of American wine, dating back to 1562; today, San Sebastian ranks as one of Florida’s premium wineries with dessert wines from hybrid and muscadine grapes. The Cellar Upstairs Wine, Jazz & Blues Bar is located on the rooftop and features live music from local and regional Bands.
ADMISSION: Wine tours and wine tasting are complimentary
DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Sat 10a–6p, Sun 11a-6p
ADDRESS: 157 King Street, St. Augustine, FL MAP
PARKING: on street and paid lots nearby
PHONE: 904-826-1594
WEBSITE: http://www.sansebastianwinery.com

Castillo de San Marcos
DESCRIPTION: Built 1672-95, Castillo was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World; today this structure is the oldest masonry fort and best preserved example of a Spanish colonial fort architecture in the United States; managed by the National Park service, Castillo features Ranger talks, museum exhibits, historical weapons demonstrations, and living history reenactments
ADMISSION: age 16+ $6, age 15 and under enter Free
DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p, last ticket issued at 4:45p
ADDRESS: One South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 904-829-6506
WEBSITE: http://www.nps.gov/casa

Old Florida Museum
DESCRIPTION: Games, weapons, food types and tools reveal how lifestyles evolved from Native American to European settler control in the remarkable state of Florida; explore the Europeans search for the fountain of youth
ADMISSION: Adults $6, Children $5
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sun 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 254 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL MAP
PARKING: paid lots nearby
PHONE: 904-824-8874
WEBSITE: http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com

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