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Planning a Family-Friendly Weekend in San Marco? Check Out These Spots!

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The best times are when people are together with the ones they love doing the things they love. San Marco has a lot of family-friendly activities. Whether it be a restaurant or an outside park, you’re going to come across different establishments that will give you a great experience with your family. Interested in San Marco for your next family outing? Here are five things to do in the area. 

📷 Friendship Mountain

Friendship Fountain

Friendship Fountain (which some people like to call Friendship Park), is on the south bank of the St. Johns River. The fountain is a popular attraction in the Jacksonville area. It has a height of 120 feet and it’s filled with colorful lights. It’s a gorgeous sight to see at night, and the park provides parking, benches, drinking fountains, and picnic tables for visitors. 

Monday-Sunday | 5AM-10PM

📍1015 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

📷 St. Johns River Taxi

St. Johns River Taxi & Tours

San Marco is a very family-friendly place, and what better way to enjoy family time in Florida than to be on the water. The river taxi service is great and they even have a docking system that takes people to and from football games. Maybe take your family on a cruise, or plan a special event on the private charter. If you’re interested, make sure you visit the website for booking! 

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📍1015 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

📷MOSH (Museum of Science & History)​

MOSH (Museum of Science & History)

Have you been to the Museum of Science & History? You can bring your family to this museum in San Marco for a fun and educational experience. Not only will your children learn more, but the entire family can enjoy local art and science, and history exhibits. We suggest you visit the website for more information on specific events at the museum. 

Thursday & Friday | 10AM-5PM

Saturday | 10AM-6PM

Sunday | 12PM-5PM

Monday-Wednesday | Closed

📍1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, FL 32207

📷 Will Paterson via Unsplash

Riverfront Park

Another family-friendly spot in San Marco is Riverfront Park. Of course, it’s on the water so you get a great view. People come here all the time to go bike riding, sightseeing, and more. One of the best things to see here? Manatees! Sometimes, you can catch them near the shore while you and the family enjoy the cool breezes. 

Open All Day

📍901 Landon Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207

📷 Courtney Cook via Unsplash

Good Dough

Doughnuts are something that everyone can enjoy! Good Dough is an excellent choice for a family-friendly spot in San Marco. They have a little something for everybody. Their doughnuts include an Animal Cookie doughnut that’s topped with sprinkles. They even have one of our absolute favorites: the Blackberry Lemon Mascarpone! 

Tuesday-Friday | 7AM-2PM

Saturday | 8AM-2PM

Sunday | 9AM-2PM

Monday | Closed

📍1636 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

5 Family-Friendly Places in San Marco

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Eboni Gray

Eboni Gray

Eboni is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Jacksonville City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Jacksonville area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinJacksonville on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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