Shopping in Jacksonville
Most vacationers enjoy the anticipation of searching for that oneof-a-kind, treasured “find” that will forever capture the memories of their stay in Northeast Florida, whether it’s a local artist’s rendition of the area’s white-sand beaches uncovered at an independent gallery or a chocolate-filled Jacksonville skyline coffee mug from Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s production center gift shop.
Along the beaches, throughout suburban communities and in downtown, a myriad of designer, antique, craft, fine art, clothing and 38 one-of-a-kind merchants indulge the shopping whims of visitors for hours, days or weeks.
A polished, sprawling mall, within minutes of just about anywhere, reassures the serious retail shopper.
The Avenues on the Southside and Regency Square in Arlington both feature more than 100 nationally-known retailers, several major department stores, name-brand and designer items. More than 10 other centers can be found within county lines.
Avondale, one of the country’s largest National Register of Historic Districts, is home to a charming shopping, strolling, dining and entertainment area. Avondale’s sophisticated charm and oak-lined avenues cater to the upscale shopper with a covey of specialty boutiques, fine galleries and gourmet eateries.
San Marco Square, fashioned after St. Mark’s Square in Venice, revolves around a water fountain capped with three enormous bronze lions, and a charming gazebo.
The streets are lined with fine dining establishments and boutiques specializing in the finest tobacco, designer clothing, precious artwork and gifts.
St. George Street shopping