Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Jacksonville city guide. Here you'll find the best of Jacksonville. WTR's Jacksonville map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Jacksonville - including The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and Kingsley Plantation.
You'll also find the best dining in Jacksonville, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Jacksonville includes Restaurant Orsay and Bistro AIX. Then you're off to St. Augustine.
Jacksonville & Saint Augustine, Florida
Welge Travel Report Notables in Jacksonville
Getting around in Jacksonville
Public transportation in Jacksonville
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to get around Jacksonville is to rent a car. Tony also says this is the site for information on public transportation for the Jacksonville area (jtafla.com).
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Jacksonville
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is downtown and the beach.
Beverages in Jacksonville
They don't call it "Cocktailville" for nothing. WTR's Larry Lager says the best beer is local as are the Baked Apple Sazerac, the Leaving Amazon and many other concoctions.
Dining in Jacksonville
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best Middle Eastern dining is at Mandaloum Mediterranean Cuisine - L & D: Daily, 9862 Old Baymeadows Road, 904-646-1881
Lots of choices for your mezze - baked, fried, hot cold and house. Grilled kabobs and lots of fish. Maybe a belly dancer.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Jacksonville
Our Shauna Showtime says for the best nightlife go bar hopping down King Street in Riverside, dancing in the Southside or head for the beaches.
Shopping in Jacksonville
Our Shari Shopper says the best shops are at St. Johns Town Center, Downtown and the Beachside.
Business Information in Jacksonville
Here is help in regard to your business in Jacksonville: (coj.net/about-jacksonville.aspx)
Recognition for Jacksonville
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Jacksonville
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Now to June 3, 2018 see Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy
Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy presents an important series of 24 paintings and drawings that capture the heroic actions and moments of respite that made up life aboard submarines and around shipyards during World War II.