Free Fun in the Jacksonville Area

Are you trying to save money for a big vacation, a new car or just to have a rainy day fund? Don’t worry! Living on a budget so you can save some extra funds doesn’t mean you need to do away with your social life and fun activities. There are plenty of fun, free activities in Jacksonville that you can head out the door and explore. Riverside Arts Market: As Florida’s largest, weekly free arts festival, this market happens every Saturday from March to December with local vendors, fresh produce, live entertainment and more for you and you friends or family to wander around every week. Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens: Check out one of the most visited museums

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Top Parks Near River Hollow

Parks have long become a part of many people’s lives, giving everyone an opportunity to spend time outdoors and get some much-needed exercise. Because of how ingrained in our culture parks are, there are many parks in every city to explore and enjoy. If you are looking for a new place to call home with plenty of outdoor space to run and play – for you, your dogs, your kids, or the whole family – there are many great parks in the Northside area, where River Hollow is located. Oceanway Park: For numerous activities including soccer, tennis, basketball and swimming, Oceanway Park has just about everything you need. A place for kids and families, everyone can find an outdoor (or

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Summer is a Great Time for an Art Walk

If you are looking for something to do to fill your summer evenings and weekends, Jacksonville is the place to be! With activities, beaches, museums, music festivals and more, there is always something going on so you won’t get bored. ven longtime residents can find something new and exciting to do. Art walks are another great opportunity for you to get involved in your local community. Enjoy local food and art, sometimes right down the street from your home! Bring friends and family, the kids or out of town guests along with you as you explore all the rich art and culture Jacksonville has to offer. Jacksonville Downtown Art Walk: On the first Wednesday of each month, 15 blocks turn

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Jacksonville Coffee Shops to Visit for International Coffee Day

Each September, coffee lovers celebrate International Coffee Day. This year, the day falls on September 29, and is a day where events are held, coffee shops may have promotions and the coffee industry shares their message with the world. Jacksonville is known for many things: outdoor or water recreation at the beaches and rivers, craft beer along the Jax Ale Trail and of course, being named for General Andrew Jackson who was the first military governor of Florida. But did you know that Jacksonville also has many great coffee shops where you can participate in International Coffee Day? Here are a few of Jacksonville residents’ favorite spots: Bold Bean Coffee: With a few locations in Jacksonville, this local shop features

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Watersports to Try in Jacksonville’s 1,000 Miles of Water

If you have been wanting to get into watersports, Jacksonville is a great place to do it. 22 miles of beaches. 40 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway. 50 public boat launches. 50 miles of the St. Johns River. There are more than 1,100 miles of water for you to test out. From freshwater to saltwater and a mix of both, the natural water in this area offers plenty of space for you to enjoy. Here are popular watersports you can try in the Jacksonville area. Kayaking: Rent a kayak and take it out on your own, or join a guided tour, where you can learn about the area or get a good workout in. You can kayak on the ocean,

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Best Running Paths in Jacksonville

Are you a running, or an aspiring runner? You may be searching for a new home with a place nearby for you to enjoy your hobby or train for that next marathon. No matter if you’re running one mile or 20 on the weekends, a running path is a necessity for any runner. Jacksonville, Fla., is a great city for runners, because there are beaches and rivers to run along, as well as sidewalks, trails and parks. No matter where you run, there is sure to be a view and a breeze. Downtown Riverwalk: Along the St. Johns River is a path that is probably the most popular running path in the city. You can cross over pedestrian bridges and

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