The key to navigating Jacksonville, like any big city, is knowing where to look for culture, sophistication and fun. At gay-friendly Kickbacks King Stwings, burgers and a Jax cheese-steak sandwich are among the favorites. In and around the downtown area, the several gay-friendly neighborhoods -- including Riverside, San Marco and Springfield -- happen also to be the most historic, the most culturally significant and the most pedestrian-friendly areas of the city. Park when you see the lions statue. See all Jacksonville Restaurants. Full of gorgeous oak-canopied public spaces, adorable Craftsman-style bungalows, riverfront mansions and a number of distinct shopping districts, Riverside and Avondale have the highest concentration of Prairie School-style homes outside the Midwest.
There are trails for hiking and bicycling, marshland for canoeing and kayaking, campsites, picnic areas, and even land designated for horseback riding.
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Getting here Jacksonville International Airport is located on the outskirts of the city, about a dozen miles north of downtown. Definitely rent a car. Continue with Facebook Log In with Foursquare or. Five Points forms the hub of what is, without question, the most gay-friendly area of Jacksonville. Hamburger Mary's Big, juicy burgers. Park Place Lounge King St neighborhood bar night starter, visitors and locals mix.
Club Shadows drag and karaoke. I went there the other night and it was unbelievable! Accommodations Riverdale Inn Riverside Avea gay-friendly establishment in Riverside, a comfortable Victorian-style house, handy to the bars and Five Points shopping area. This 24 hour, superlatively clean bathhouse has a whirlpool, steam room, large heated indoor pool, a complete exercise facility, snacks, a TV lounge and secluded sun deck. Nobody there, and it's even worse than described! European Street Eat on the Street.