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International competitors come to this showcase event for the four days of horse trials featuring challenging cross country, jumping and dressage. When the weather is right, this early March event is spectacular - with a ride range of vendors and food available for picnics, a top notch setting on the 18-30 jumps scattered throughout the park and lots of seating scattered around under the trees. Kids entry is free and the event is also dog friendly. This World Cup Qualifier is held each year and has about 20,000 attendees. It is a Tallahassee tradition and a lot of fun!
Classic diner with a 50s motif - pink trimmed walls covered with loads of fun photographs. A nice ambience and a popular neighborhood breakfast spot. Very reasonable prices, good milkshakes and some some great-looking deli sandwiches at the table next to us. Originally a Jewish deli - still known for fantastic ruebens.
The only place to go to the movies in Southside. Wide screens, comfortable seating and ample parking.
Great little spot in the trendy Riverside neighborhood near downtown Jacksonville. Designed by the famous landscape architect Olmsted brothers in the 1920s, it is the only park in Florida dedicated to the State's 1200 WWI losses. Nice area, with boutiques, cafés and restaurants within walking distance. Families enjoying some scenery along the River while picnicking and a couple of guys tossing frisbees gave the green space a good, warm vibe. The statute next to the water, titled 'Life' is from the famous Jacksonville artist, Charles Adrien Pillars. Pretty spot.
You find this gem buried in a little strip mall in Mandarin. We came looking specifically for the Peking Duck and were glad we found it. A warning, a full duck is so large it will easily feed four, leaving room for one of the shareable pots of seafood and tofu soup. The food was tasty and fairly quick, the service was perfect and fairly amusing. Happy, fun, clean, welcoming place with few frills but you don't miss them with food this good.
Friendly place that can really spoil you with their 2 for 1 draught craft beer specials from 2-7. This location in San Marco is a perfectly low key place to grab a brew, a Reuben, and a dessert - but if you don't have room for all, grab a tall, local Intuition IPA.
Situated directly underneath the Fuller Warren bridge at the end of the two mile pedestrian River Walk. Beautiful spot. Juried artists from photographers to jewelers to potters and tie dye specialists. Great spot in Riverside every Saturday 10-4 for some fresh from the farm produce, cheese and soap, beautiful and amazing artisan bread and delicious honey. During the warmer months, live music flows from the stage that sits on the River. Gorgeous spot.
The trendy, artsy pedestrian center of one of Jacksonville's happening neighborhoods. Free, three hour parking allows you to spend some time walking around and enjoying the Mediterranean inspired space. Lots of boutique shopping and a range of bars and restaurants to enjoy. Bring your dog, everyone else seemed to have theirs in tow. Lion fountains, music gazebos, steel and bronze statutes add to the charm.
The food is fantastic. Fresh ingredient omelettes, home fries and bacon are are well done! Friendly servers but crowded and some problems with people flow. Loved brunch though and if the crowd of athletic looking regulars is anything to go on, the food is not just delicious, it is good for you as well. Will be back.
The chain has huge portions of decent Italian classics like Veal Milanese and Chicken Limone, easily shareable. Signed up for their email list and got a free 8 piece appetizer, Bruschetta Quattro. Enjoyable stop in the Town Center. If there is a wait, try the outdoor area near the bar over the restaurant, less noise, more fun.
42 craft beers on tap and over 300 bottled beers are available. Loud and popular on Friday nights with the Southside crowd with a large selection of both indoor and outdoor seating. Plenty of TVs tuned to sports. If you like pretzels, theirs is warm and tasty. Beers are a little pricey but on a warm night the atmosphere might be worth the extra bucks per round.
The best French pastries in Tallahassee for the last 20 odd years. Beautiful displays of sweets and free refills on coffee make this a favorite weekend spot for "a little sin" as it is so aptly named in French.
Main administration building of FSU. Main entrance to the university and also home to the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall.
Great acoustics in this 1200 seat, newly renovated FSU venue but it can get a little warm. Offers lectures, dance and music recitals throughout the year, but especially packed during FSU's 7 Days of Opening Nights each February. During This festival you can enjoy a range of artists from Lewis Black to Jonny Lang to Itxhak Perlman to the Urban Bush Women all within a short, almost weekly timespan.
Fish for trout, picnic, or just sit and watch the activity on the public boat ramp. Pretty spot with some hiking trails and a public bathroom. Next to the Fort. If you have a large party there is even a pavilion you can rent for $35. Good spot to put out a canoe or a small fishing boat. The Gulf of Mexico just a short jaunt down the river so this is very popular during red fish and grouper seasons.
You'll probably spend more time outside walking the grounds than inside this small museum. Built on the historic site of one of the first Spanish settlements in Florida, many of the old walls remain from the 1679 original. First visited in the 1500s and with historical significance in the Revolution, Civil and Seminole Wars, the place is a gold mine for history buffs. The $2 entry to enter the museum includes a short movie on the history of the place. The grounds are free, and next to the public boat ramp. The fort sits on the confluence of the St Marks and Wakulla Rivers just as they head out to the Gulf of Mexico. Great fishing all around the fort and easy to see why this was such an important cotton route before the civil war.