Fun Free Things for Kids to Do in Jacksonville

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You would be surprised at the number of fun free things for kids to do in Jacksonville.

The River City has museums, parks, and regular events to delight! Be sure to download the intoGo App to get some great ideas on where to take the kids for their next big adventure.

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Sweet Pete'sSweet Pete’s 
400 North Hogan
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 376-7161
This magical little candy store offers all natural, gluten-free, vegan sweets. It’s fun just to go in and have a look around. There are also classes, candy-making sessions, and birthday parties.


The Jacksonville Fire MuseumThe Jacksonville Fire Museum
1406 Gator Bowl Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-0618
The Jacksonville Fire Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9am until 4pm, and is free to the public. The museum is part of the city’s rich history, and is home to thousands of artifacts detailing the history of fire service in Florida.


The Jacksonville Public LibraryJacksonville Public Library
303 Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-2665
The main library hosts many fun and interesting programs for kids every month. In November, kids can discover Art Creations where they can make sculptures, collages, mobiles, and more. In addition, many of the area’s public libraries feature free fun and creative programs for kids, so be sure to check with your local library for details.


Celestial Farms Farm TourCelestial Farms Farm Tours
13958 Duval Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 647-5265
Celestial Farms is a tranquil farm with educational programs designed to help kids learn about healthy living practices from growing gardens and caring for animals. They host tours, classes, day care, and parties. Visitors get free admission every Saturday from 9am until 3:30pm.

Top Breakfast and Brunch Restaurants in Jacksonville

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Wondering where to find the best breakfast and brunch spots in the Jacksonville area? How about fried chicken and waffles or made-to-order omelettes? Check out these intoGo picks for a delicious morning or afternoon meal!

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The Metro Diner - Orange ParkMetro Diner – Orange Park 
2034 Kingsley Ave
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 375-8548
The Metro Diner is the place for breakfast, and it’s where to take your family and friends. The breakfast menu is eclectic with real comfort food. There are specialties like the fried chicken and waffle with strawberry butter or the Yo Hala on the Square, an original french toast made of challah bread with bananas, brown sugar, cream cheese, and hazelnut syrup.


Maple Street Biscuit CompanyMaple Street Biscuit Company
1627 Race Track Road
St. Johns, FL 32259
(904) 460-2483
The Maple Street Biscuit Company features southern comfort food with a modern twist. This casual restaurant has several locations and biscuit sandwiches are their specialty. A must try biscuit is the Sticky Maple made with fried chicken, pecan wood smoked bacon and real maple syrup – a real treat!


Another Broken Egg Cafe Another Broken Egg Cafe 
4828 Deer Lake Drive West
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(904) 516-4757
Enjoy chef-inspired dishes at this popular cafe. They serve breakfast, brunch, and lunch and the menu consists of gourmet pancakes and waffles, omelettes and skillet breakfasts. You will find everything from bananas foster french toast to a delicious lobster and brie omelette.


Jacksonville Nightlife – Most Romantic Places to Take Your Date

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One of our most popular requests is for Jacksonville nightlife and the most romantic places to take your date.

We have a lot of great recommendations for that perfect date night around town. Here are some of our best-kept secrets!

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The Brix TaphouseThe Brix Taphouse
300 2nd Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 241-4668
The Brix Taphouse offers an exceptional date night experience, and they are within walking distance to the beach (for those sunset strolls). They have 32 different drafts to satisfy any beer connoisseur and original craft cocktails like the apple cranberry sangria! Brix features a light bar menu with a gourmet flair for fun, and there are daily specials.


Miller's Ale House in MandarinMiller’s Ale House
11112 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 292-0003
Miller’s Ale House is a great place to take your date for a casual night out on the town. This lively sports bar features big screens with all of the games. They offer a large selection of beer, wine, and there is a full bar. Miller’s has a large menu for a late night dinner or snacks – and the food is great. Try the amazing flatbread pizza or the jambalaya – it’s a house specialty!


Beirut Restaurant and Spirits Beirut Restaurant and Spirits 
3928 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 660-2136
Located in the Baymeadows area of Jacksonville, this wonderful Lebanese restaurant features a large menu with specialties like spinach pie and delightfully original gourmet pizzas. They also have daily specials and a full bar. You will want to join in on the fun with music and belly dancing on Saturdays.


Barzin Bistro and Wine Bar BarZin Bistro and Wine Bar 
4924 First Coast Highway
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 310-6620
If you are willing to venture out for a more scenic night out on the town, the BarZin Bistro has you covered. The wine list is impressive and long, and they offer a tapas menu. This cozy bistro is perfect for a special occasion, and the atmosphere is very casual. They also feature garden seating for that extra romantic evening under the stars. Reservations are accepted.

Fun and Spooky Jacksonville Halloween Events

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There are so many spooky Halloween events happening around Jacksonville, why not get in on the trick or treating and fun?

We have gathered some of the top Halloween events happening around town – so grab your candy, costumes, and intoGo mobile app to get ready for the party!

The Haunted Brewery Zombie HuntThe Haunted Brewery Zombie Hunt
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery
111 Busch Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 751-0700
You are going to love the Haunted Brewery Zombie Hunt’s festival atmosphere and bone-tingling chills of hunting zombies. Enjoy live music, great food and fun! Each night brings new entertainers, activities, zombies, and private parties…

The Addams Family at the AlhambraThe Addams Family
The Alhambra Dinner Theater
12000 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 641-1212
Based on the popular television series, The Addams Family is dropping in just in time for Halloween. Get into the spooky fun of this dark comedy as sweetly sad Wednesday falls in love with a young boy who knows nothing of the family’s high strangeness…

Spooktacular at the Jacksonville ZooSpooktacular
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218
(904) 757-4463
The zoo’s annual Spooktacular is fun for kids of all ages! One of the city’s most beloved and enchanting experiences, you can look forward to the pumpkin patch, special Halloween dining experiences, and Sweet Pete’s candy trail through Wild Florida…

Haunt Nights at Adventure LandingHaunt Nights at Adventure Landing
1944 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 246-4386
Beware as the staff at Adventure Landing have lost their minds because of Haunt Nights. Here you will find four haunted attractions where you can hunt zombies, discover an evil underworld, visit the criminally insane at Pinehurst Asylum, and get acquainted with some rather mad deranged clowns – remember we warned you…

Download the intoGo app for more fun and happenings around the Jacksonville area this coming weekend, and get some fantastic dining recommendations you will love!

Things to Do Before and After the Florida-Georgia Game

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We are so close to the big game, and if you are looking for things to do before and after the Florida-Georgia game, we’ve got you covered!

The Jacksonville LandingEvents Happening at the Jacksonville Landing

The Landing will be jumping with fans from both the Universities of Florida and Georgia, and there is sure to be a huge weekend celebration.

So have fun all weekend long and download the intoGo app to stay on top of all of the happenings around town with great food and drink specials, live entertainment, and sightseeing in town!

The Landing – Friday, October 27th

Sleiman Riverfront Stage
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-1188

  • Southern Rukus from noon until 5 pm.
  • DJ Kevin from 5 pm until 8 pm.
  • Austin Park from 8 pm until 1 am.

Courtyard Lounge Entertainment

  • DJ Davin from 7 pm until 1 am

Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub

  • Firewater Tent Revival from 5 pm until 8 pm
  • Boogie Freaks from 9 pm until 2 am

Hogan Street Stage 

  • DJ Wes from 7 pm until 1 am

Saturday, October 28th

Sleiman Riverfront Stage

  • WildFire Rising from 11 am until 3 pm
  • Lonely Highway from 8 pm until 1 am
  • DJ Wes from 7 pm until 1:30 am

Courtyard Lounge Entertainment

  • DJ Shawn from 7 pm until 1 am

Fionn MacCool’s Irish Pub

  • Austin Park from 9 pm until 2 am

Top Spots for Lunch in Jacksonville

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You simply must try these fabulous restaurants for lunch in Jacksonville!

The River City is growing in leaps and bounds with many fantastic restaurants to try. With so many places to choose from, you may be wondering where to find some amazing places to enjoy lunch. Well – we found them!

Be sure to download the convenient intoGo app now for personalized lunch recommendations near you, and reserve your table online – all from your smartphone!

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Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails

Candy Apple Cafe
400 North Hogan St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 353-9717
If you’re looking for a light lunch or a quick meal with work colleagues, the Candy Apple Cafe is the perfect place to dine. They offer farm to table using the freshest locally sourced ingredients, a full bar, and craft cocktail program.

The French-inspired southern cuisine is delightful, and lunch specialties include an all-day brunch menu featuring dishes like country fried chicken and waffles with spiced brown sugar and cinnamon glazed apples, or the savory mac n’ cheese with white cheddar, fontina, and candy bacon. Reservations are a must.

Los Loros Mexican RestaurantLos Loros Mexican Restaurant
5210 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32217
(904) 367-0437
Los Loros is a casual authentic Mexican restaurant featuring amazing food, icy cold margaritas and live music and karaoke on Fridays. The service is great, and you will love the atmosphere!


European Street CafeEuropean Street Cafe – San Marco
1704 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 398-9500
The European Street Cafe is a Jacksonville staple for lunch – it’s definitely a neighborhood favorite. For mouth-watering sandwiches like the Blue Max with corned beef, pastrami, spicy thousand island and Swiss cheese on marble rye, to the bakery counter filled with delightful treats – the European Street Cafe is not to be missed.