View of Jacksonville skyline from the historic St. James Building

Downtown Jacksonville is the historic, business, cultural and entertainment center of Northeast Florida.  With the St. John’s River flowing through it, Downtown stretches over 2.5 square miles encompassing both the north and southbanks.  Downtown is home to some of Jacksonville’s most popular cultural and entertainment venues, including the Main Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts and the Florida Theatre.

Locally owned and operated retailers and small businesses are at the core of Downtown.  A walk from Hemming Plaza to The Jacksonville Landing will take you past gift shops at MOCA and the Main Library, Hemming Plaza Jewelers, Jacobs Jewelry, Chamblin’s Uptown and The Next Gallery to name a few.  A complete listing of shops and galleries can be found at

Hemming Plaza

Downtown also offers a large collection of homegrown bars, clubs and restaurants, offering food from every corner of the globe.  With dining options on both sides of the St. Johns, including riverfront dining, you’ll definitely stay for dessert.  Happy hours range from rockin’ to chillaxin’ in The Core.

The complete list of Downtown bars, clubs and restaurants is only in one place: Need a little help navigating all the choices?  You can download a map with all the information you need for a great night on the town!

Art Walk at MOCA


One Response to “Downtown”

  1. Michael December 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    Looking for last minute Christmas shopping? The Museum Store at MOCA Jacksonville has amazing one of a kind art created by many locals artists. And if you are looking for fine art, the LAB Gallery has the best of the last season available.

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