In focus Back to nature. A block away at the beach local surfers do their thing, just north of the pier. In Cahoots in Downtown. There are trails for hiking and bicycling, marshland for canoeing and kayaking, campsites, picnic areas, and even land designated for horseback riding. It's also home to Club Jacksonvillethe city's only gay bathhouse. For gay travelers en route to the State's more traditional destinations -- Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and even Tampa -- Jacksonville has been little more than a weigh station along the road, a place to fill up one tank and empty another.
It's a true North Florida outdoor experience, with a twist.
Dining The Five Points district in Riverside has an cluster of stylish restaurants, stores and cafes. European Street Cafe Park St, Riversidepopular lunch spot for sandwiches, gourmet soups, wine and beer. Home, most famously, to the Players Championship golf course -- not to mention scads of very, very wealthy people -- Ponte Vedra Beach is also where you'll find the northernmost portion of the Guana Tolomato Reserve, a 73,acre aquatic preserve, wildlife management area and estuarine research center. Wings, burgers and fries served until closing. A boardwalk winds down the foot-tall dune system to a pristine stretch of sand that feels more than just a few miles away from the noise and crowds at Jacksonville's beaches.
Park Place Lounge King St neighborhood bar night starter, visitors and locals mix. Located in the northeast corner of the state on the St. Neighborhoods Jacksonville is enormous, but there are plenty of areas that are worth ignoring. Five Points forms the hub of what is, without question, the most gay-friendly area of Jacksonville. Getting around Jacksonville is spread out, and public transportation, covered by the JTAis a bit thin where you need it. For gay travelers en route to the State's more traditional destinations -- Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and even Tampa -- Jacksonville has been little more than a weigh station along the road, a place to fill up one tank and empty another.