Heading to Jacksonville to cheer on the Dawgs?

Check out these bucket lists created by The Fontaine Center for fun things to do and sights to see in Jacksonville and St. Simons while you’re there!

Georgia vs. Florida Bucket List: Jacksonville

Outdoors

  • Check out Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary**
  • Visit Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
  • Explore a Jacksonville State Park: Big Talbot Island State Park*, Little Talbot Island State Park*, or Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park*

Shopping & Markets

  • Stroll through Riverside Arts Market*
  • Visit the stores at St. Johns Town Center*

Local Eateries

  • Sweet Theory in Riverside
  • Maple Street Biscuit Company
  • Corner Taco
  • Bold Bean Coffee
  • Indochine

Sightseeing

  • Paddleboard at Jacksonville Beach
  • Visit the Gardens at Cummer Museum**
  • Kayak the Timucuan Preserve
  • Take a selfie of the Jacksonville Skyline at Friendship Fountain*
  • Test your luck at an escape room: One Way Out Escape Room, Breakout Games, or Mastermind Escape Games
  • Experience the Jacksonville Water Taxi**
  • Walk, run, or bike the RiverWalk from Downtown*

Georgia vs. Florida Bucket List: St. Simons

Outdoors

  • Play miniature golf at Neptune Fun Zone**
  • Explore Mallery Park*

Shopping & Markets

  • Shop for souvenirs on Mallery Street*

Local Eateries

  • Southern Soul Barbecue
  • Palmer’s Village Cafe
  • Iguanas
  • Zuzu’s
  • Mallery Street Cafe

Sightseeing

  • Climb the top of St. Simons Lighthouse Museum
  • Fish on the famous St. Simons Pier*
  • Tour the city on a trolley
  • Watch for dolphins on a boat tour
  • Visit the 900 year old Lover’s Oak tree*
  • Find the 7 public “Spirit Trees” in St. Simons*

*$5 or less
*$10 or less

Created by The Fontaine Center