Details: Jacksonville, Fla.

May 9, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

US Airways and United Airlines offer nonstop flights from Reagan National and Washington Dulles, respectively, to Jacksonville, Fla.

WHERE TO STAY

Casa Marina

691 N. First St.

Jacksonville Beach

904-270-0025

casamarinahotel.com

A Historic Hotels of America property on the beach, with 23 rooms, an upstairs lounge serving small plates and Sunday brunch. Rooms from $129, including breakfast.

Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Waterfront

1201 Riverplace Blvd.

800-398-8808

www.cpjacksonville.com

On the south bank of the St. Johns River, near Jacksonville Riverwalk. Amenities include a pool; several eating and drinking spots, including Ruth’s Chris Steak House; a fitness center; and rooms with balconies. Rates from $100.

WHERE TO EAT

Magnificat Cafe

231 N. Laura St.

904-353-3588

www.magnificatcafe.com

Low-key eatery near Hemming Plaza serving soups, wraps and sandwiches with a gourmet twist, such as a roast beef and boursin sandwich, and a ham and goat cheese melt. From $4.95.

Maple Street Biscuit Co.

2004 San Marco Blvd.

904-398-1004

www.maplestreetbiscuits.com

Biscuits stuffed with various meats, cheeses, veggies and spreads, plus such comfort food staples as mac and cheese, hashups and oatmeal. From $3.50.

WHAT TO DO

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

2 W. Independent Dr.

904-355-1101

www.jacksonvillemaritimeheritagecenter.org

Learn about the sweep of nautical history in Jacksonville. Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. $5.

Jacksonville Landing

2 W. Independent Dr.

904-353-1188

www.jacksonvillelanding.com

A collection of restaurants, shops and nightclubs, plus special events, on the river. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:30 p.m. Restaurants and clubs open later.

INFORMATION

www.visitjacksonville.com

A.S.

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