If you’re in Jacksonville, Florida, grab a date and get ready for a fun night out! This city located in the northeast corner of Florida is one of the biggest cities in the U.S. with a lot to offer. It has over 1,000 miles of shoreline, tons of museums and parks, as well as sporting events. The nightlife alone is worth visiting this beautiful city.
Now that you know Jax is full of options, it’s time to narrow things down a bit. Where should you take your date? There are tons of options, but here are a few hot spots to consider or fun things to do that will keep you and your date entertained for hours.
•Day at the Beach
This goes without saying. When in Jax, do what the locals do and soak up the sun! Put on those bathing suits, grab some grub, and head down to the beach with your date. Spend time walking up and down the shore, play in the water, and definitely rub sunscreen all over each other. Don’t forget a beach umbrella for a little break from the sun once in a while, and maybe an extra large beach towel to share.
•Hot Air Balloon Ride
Why not check out Jacksonville floating from up above? You can’t get much more romantic than a hot air balloon ride. Check out A Hot Air Balloon Ride‘s website for more info. Even if your date is a little leery, just tell her that she can hold your hand the whole time. Bring your smartphone and post photos from up above!
•Laugh Out Loud
You can’t beat a comedy club for a fun and memorable date! There are several to choose from, but these two were the highest rated on Yelp.com: Comedy Club of Jacksonville and The Comedy Zone. You’ll both have so much fun, you’ll probably make a date to come back.
•Create Some Art
In the mood to put paint to canvas as you and your date drink some wine? Check out the late-night painting sessions at Painting with a Twist. And you’ll both have mementos to remember your night by. Check out their website for different scenes to paint, from the Eiffel Tower to a palm tree, and much more.
•Jax Ale Trail
If you and your date are beer fans, check out the Jax Ale Trail. You can check out a Budweiser Brewery and the many craft beer stops. Plus there are many beer events throughout the year.
Known as one of the more romantic things to do in Jacksonville, the Alhambra is the perfect spot to go for date night. Check their site throughout the year to see which shows are currently playing or coming soon. Then get dressed up in your best duds and enjoy a nice dinner and a live show. You can’t beat it!
•Science & History
While in Jacksonville, be sure to check out the Museum of Science and History with your date. There are regular exhibits, traveling exhibits, daily events, and even a planetarium. Whether you and your date are science and history nerds, you’re sure to find this place interesting.
•Kayak or SUP
Jacksonville is full of waterways, so hop in a kayak or stand up paddleboard and get ready to explore! Check out Kayak Amelia for rentals. There is even a kayak for two! Perfect for an adventurous date.