June is here and you know what that means – it’s summer time! As the weather warms up to the Florida heat we’re all accustomed to, it’s time to explore all our city has to offer. From local breweries to thrilling activities on the water and plenty of local businesses to choose from, it’s impossible to be bored in our city with all the things to do in Jacksonville!
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Explore the Nation’s Oldest City like never before on an Old Town Cycle Cruise! This pontoon party boat experience is man-powered, meaning you have to pedal your way around the Matanzas River. With space for 24 passengers and 12 cycle stations, you can take turns powering the vessel.
There are several options cruisin’ options, from day to sunset, and Night of Lights tours during the holidays, making this experience perfect for any occasion! It is strongly encouraged that you BYOB (bring your own booze), snacks, and other drinks to stay hydrated.
The vessel is equipped with Bluetooth surround speakers to blast party tunes, built-in countertop coolers and ice, LED lighting for night cruises, a full lounge area on the bow, a dance floor, and a removable canopy! There is also a toilet and an onboard motor, just in case everyone gets tired of pedaling. Book a private party or join a public tour on Old Town Cycle Cruise and enjoy one of the most unique things to do in Jacksonville!
To book your Old Town Cycle Cruise, visit the link below!
Now that Summer is in full swing, frozen treats are necessary to stay cool in Florida! One of our favorite spots to beat the heat is Whit’s! There are several locations all around town, meaning everyone should try their delicious frozen custard if you haven’t already. The custard is made fresh daily, and there are so many delicious toppings to choose from!
What makes Whit’s special is their Flavor of the Day. In addition to classic chocolate and vanilla, Whit’s has a different specialty flavor each day! From New York Chocolate Chip Cheesecake to Waffle Caramel Crunch, the flavor of the day is sure to be a delicious creation! Be sure to check your local Whit’s Facebook page to keep track of the upcoming flavors.
If you’re looking for relaxing and unique things to do in Jacksonville, Cruisin Tikis is the perfect option! Another unique way to experience St. Augustine, this floating oasis will have you living on island time for an unforgettable afternoon. Step onto your own private tiki boat and bar full of your favorite beverages and get ready to spend some relaxing time on the water and soak up the sun! All you need to bring is drinks, snacks, and bathing suits and they provide the rest.
You can choose one of several Tiki Tours. The Matanzas Bay Tour will take you to all the beautiful Landmarks on the water’s edge. Watch the Sun go down over the Nation’s Oldest City with the Sunset Tour. Or, enjoy a fun and relaxing time in the water at a local sandbar with an Island Excursion! With so many amazing options, Crusin Tikis is such a fun way to experience St. Augustine!
Celebrate the start of Summer with a beautiful Pop-Up Picnic! Honey Event Co is currently one of our faves. You pick the location and they do the rest! With their boho style dreamy set ups, and amazing add ons, like string lights, flower arrangements, and shade tents, you can create the pop-up picnic of your dreams. Choose from the Wildflower or Orange Blossom picnic options, pick out your add-ons, and start celebrating and creating memories with Honey Event Co!
This hidden gem is still one of our favorite pizza joints around town! Brewer’s Pizza is Orange Park/Clay County’s only true brewpub, and they are phenomenal at what they do. They serve up some of the best brews and pizza in town! If you’re a big fan of deep-dish pizza, their signature 8″ inch Florida Smacker with fluffy crust, crunchy sides, and famous sauce is a must-try! Their Bigg’n Calzone is also so delicious, they claim it’s the best in North Florida. Stuffed with mozzarella and all your favorite toppings, this is a can’t miss menu item. Be sure to pair your meal with a refreshing Pinglehead Brewing Company beer, it’s a match made in heaven!
This craft beer brewery features delicious, easy-drinking beers that are inspired by the owner’s Hispanic heritage and include locally sourced ingredients. Aside from their tasty brews and food, this brewery is also dog-friendly! They have an indoor turf area for your fur babies, plus fun bar games like darts and cornhole, making this one of our favorite things to do in Jacksonville! There are also spaces for private events, too. The overall vibe is chill, so next time you’re looking for a cool place to grab a drink, be sure to check out Lemonstreet Brewing Co!
Looking for fun things to do in Jacksonville? Who doesn’t love a good boat day! If you’re craving the feel of ocean mist in your face or want to explore the St. Johns River in style without commitment, rent a vessel through GetMyBoat! Whether you’re looking for captained experiences or a drive-it-yourself rental, this boat rental service is guaranteed to be the easiest way to find fun on the water, anywhere in the world! From boats to jet skis, yachts to pontoons, and fishing charters, GetMyBoat has it all. Just select Jacksonville as your location, and get searching for your perfect boat day experience!
We hope some of our June favorites inspired you to get out and explore all the things to do in Jacksonville! With so many local businesses and creatives, the possibilities of exploring our city and finding new favorites are endless.
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