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. 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. Several interesting restaurants and stores are also clustered around San Marco Square, not far from Club Jacksonville. Please enter a search criteria! For gay travelers en route to the State's more traditional destinations -- Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and even Tampa -- Jacksonville has been little more than a weigh station along the road, a place to fill up one tank and empty another. Garage Pub Post Stmixed mainstream crowd neighborhood pub in Riverside, open 4pm-3am daily, local brews, food menu.
But inJacksonville received a welcome shred of recognition when it was included in a list of burgeoning gay meccas.
The local alternative publication, Folio Weeklyis gay-friendly and is the best local resource for arts and entertainment listings. Hamburger Mary's Jax Beach Blvdbrings a side of diva sass with the "appeteasers," salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, steaks, fish 'n chips, and meatloaf until after midnight; also Sunday brunch omelets, beer, wine and cocktails. Park when you see the lions statue. Individually, the city's gay-friendly neighborhoods are pedestrian friendly, but connectivity can be a pain. Dining The Five Points district in Riverside has an cluster of stylish restaurants, stores and cafes. In focus Back to nature.
A boardwalk winds down the foot-tall dune system to a pristine stretch of sand that feels more than just a few miles away from the noise and crowds at Jacksonville's beaches. The historic neighborhoods in and around downtown Jacksonville tend to be the most gay-friendly, diverse and culturally compelling. The Skyway monorail is free, operating between 8 stations north and south of the St John's River, 6am-9pm weekdays and for weekend special events. They have a raw bar, extensive wine and fine whiskey lists, and food that ranges from sandwiches hamburgers to Duck Confit Tarineto full and elegant dinners; plus a very elaborate brunch. Riverdale Inn Riverside Avea gay-friendly establishment in Riverside, a comfortable Victorian-style house, handy to the bars and Five Points shopping area. Please enter a search criteria!