Your Guide to San Marco

San Marco is a historic neighborhood located minutes from Downtown. This neighborhood has it all, from trendy restaurants like Taverna and Town Hall to historical landmarks throughout the neighborhood like the Fountain of Lions, and bars for your late-night outing with friends like Grape and Grain Exchange.

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Our Perfect Day in San Marco:

Our day in San Marco starts with a butterscotch bacon doughnut from Good Dough Doughnuts or biscuits and gravy from Maple Street Biscuit Company–and we can’t forget an iced vanilla latte from a local coffee shop like Bold Bean! Once energized, we stroll through the strip, shop at cute boutiques, and make some candles at Wick: A Candle Bar.

Next, we make fuel up at Taverna with an order of Risotto as an appetizer, the house-made fettuccini pasta, the house-made gelato and sorbetto for dessert. We promise you will leave the restaurant truly satisfied. We end the night Grape & Grain Exchange for some incredible drinks!

Featured Businesses in San Marco

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Come Thirsty!

From the brewery scene to the craft cocktail scene, you'll want a taste of what San Marco has to offer!

Beach Buggy App

Beach Buggy App provides FREE rides and recommendations to the visitors of the San Marco community.

Snap a picture

Get a picture in front of the "Hey What's Up Hello San Marco" mural right outside the A Cut Above boutique!

Check out Union Hall

Check out Union Hall with hanging umbrellas and a delicious new coffee truck called Setlan Coffee.

Get a flight

Get a flight at Mayday Ice cream! They offer dairy free flavors as well.

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San Marco is perfect for young professionals and families alike, we recommend checking out the San Marco…
San Marco is perfect for young professionals and families alike, we recommend checking out the San Marco Theatre, which has a great IG worthy photo spot! Did we mention there are cute boutiques like Fig & Willow to shop in?! There are plenty of things to do all year long. Explore the neighborhood like never before with the UNATION app and our hand-curated guides. “One of my most memorable days in San Marco was picking out my wedding dress at One Bridal right next door at Good Dough Doughnuts. The neighborhood has some of Jacksonville’s best local businesses, and I even used Good Dough Doughnuts in my wedding. There was nothing better than eating a classic Butterscotch Bacon doughnut in my beautiful wedding dress from a shop in San Marco!” – Kayla F. | Stuff to Do in Jacksonville | UNATION
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Getting Around

You can get a free ride with Beach Buggy or walk to most of the restaurants and stores!

You can get a free ride with Beach Buggy or walk to most of the restaurants and stores!

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Our most frequently asked questions about San Marco.

There is 3 hour parking around the San Marco neighborhood and some businesses have parking behind their shop. You can also get a free ride with Beach Buggy!

Yes! You can take them to the San Marco Theatre which is the oldest community theatre in the country dating back to 1938, you can treat them to Good Dough Donuts and they have a little kids play area in their shop, make a candle at Wick: A Candle Bar, Painting with a Twist and more!

Yes! Taverna RestaurantMaple Street Biscuit CompanyRue Saint Marc, and Beach Diner are a few dog-friendly restaurants in San Marco!

Yes! We have a Cafes Around San Marco Guide to help you choose. Our personal favorite is Good Dough Doughnuts because they serve delicious coffee by Vagabond and the doughnuts pair so well with it!

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