Top things to do

Top Choice Modern American in Jacksonville

Black Sheep Restaurant

A commitment to good, local ingredients, delicious food, plus a rooftop bar and a craft cocktail menu? Sign us up! Try miso-glazed duck confit, citrus-marinated tofu, pastrami sandwiches made from in-house deli meat…
Top Choice Museum in Jacksonville

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

This handsome museum, Jacksonville's premier cultural space, has a genuinely excellent collection of American and European paintings, Asian decorative art and antiquities. An outdoor area showcases classical English…
Top Choice Bar in Jacksonville


There's funky local art on the walls, old-school video games in the back, a mix of old timers and tatted hipsters, retro neon vibe, indie rock on the radio, DJs on the weekends and general good vibes throughout at t…
Top Choice Theater in Jacksonville

Florida Theatre

Home to Elvis' first indoor concert in 1956, which a local judge endured to ensure Presley was not overly suggestive, this opulent 1927 venue is an intimate place to catch big-name musicians, musicals and movies.
Top Choice Museum in Jacksonville

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

The focus of this ultramodern space extends beyond painting: get lost among contemporary sculpture, prints, photography and film. Check out for details of the free MOCA-run Art Walk, held…
Top Choice Brewery in Jacksonville

Intuition Ale Works

Stop by for a pint or three in the taproom of this funky local brewery serving, you guessed it – beer only! Feel free to order pizza from the neighborhood when you get peckish. With 14 homemade brews on tap, this is…
French in Jacksonville


This minimalist bistro in Riverside merges traditional French fare with Southern intuition, leading to a menu chock-full of rich and vibrant dishes, most of which are locally sourced. We may or may not have delighte…
American in Jacksonville

Southern Charm

Yes, this is Southern Charm: the place that looks like an automotive garage on a torn-up stretch of sidewalk. The restaurant, run by beloved Jacksonville chef and all-round character Art Jennette, serves enormous, c…
Fusion in Jacksonville


This groovy establishment, with its molded-concrete bar, clean, modern lines and daily cheese selection champions fresh local produce that is crafted into arty, flavorful dishes from scratch: a gourmand's delight. S…
Bar in Jacksonville

Wall Street Deli

We guess they serve sandwiches here, but not to suited-up brokers coming off the trading floor. This place is a dive, straight up – you can still smoke inside. It's full of a cross-section of Jacksonville, and they'…