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Safe, Social Distancing, Snowbird Activities in Jacksonville, FL

Safe, Social Distancing, Snowbird Activities in Jacksonville, FL

Snowbirds flock from northern states down to the south to enjoy the warmer fall/winter weather and the beautiful beaches. The average weather for Jacksonville from October through February ranges in the low 60s to the high 70s. It’s the perfect area to still be able to enjoy outdoor activities while socially distancing. We’ve put together a list of our favorite things for snowbirds to do during the fall and winter months in Jacksonville, FL.

The Cummer Museum & Historic Gardens

829 Riverside Avenue | (904) 356-6857

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The Cummer Museum has an amazing display of art from contemporary artists from all over the world. The museum is also home to stunning gardens including an English Garden, an Italian Garden, and a community sculpture garden. In an effort to keep patrons safe and healthy, the museum is offering socially distanced museum experiences. You must reserve your ticket in advance and visit during your allotted time slot.

Castaway Island Preserve

2885 San Pablo Road South | (904) 630-2489

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Castaway Island Preserve is a beautiful area along the Interacoastal Waterway and salty marsh that has many different trails for you to explore. They have boardwalk trails and nature trails that allow you to view the marsh ecosystem and take in the scenic views of Castaway Island. If you feel like getting on the water, there is a launch perfect for small boats, kayaks, or paddleboards.

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

500 Wonderwood Drive | (904) 249-4700

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Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is a public beach and park with beautiful views of the Atlantic, local fauna and floral. It’s the perfect spot to have an outdoor picnic or to stroll the beach –taking full advantage of the sunny and cool off-season weather!

Riverside Arts Market

715 Riverside Avenue | (904) 389-2449

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The Riverside Arts Market takes place every Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM under the Fuller Warren Bridge. This market is a mix of local artists, artisans, food vendors, and more. Enjoy exploring the variety of culture and art while wearing a mask and practicing social distancing during your visit.

Jacksonville Arbetorim & Gardens

1445 Millcoe Road | (904) 318-4342

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Jacksonville Arbetorim & Gardens is 126 acres of Floridian nature gardens that are simply stunning. You can explore their 7 trails with different levels of difficulty and each with their own unique features. The Araila Trail is more difficult than the others but you’ll get a glimpse of the small swap and its inhabitants during your exploration. The Arbetorim is open to the public Monday-Thursday, from 8 AM to 7 PM, and Friday-Sunday, from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Veterans Memorial Wall

1145 E Adams Street

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Spend a morning or afternoon paying tribute to the fallen soldiers of our great country. Located in downtown Jacksonville the Veterans Memorial Wall at TIAA Bank Field stands tall with names of over 1,500 American heroes from the Jacksonville area.

Jacksonville Farmer’s Market

1810 W Beaver Street | (904) 354-2821

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The Jacksonville Farmers Market is a historic gem with hundred of locals selling fresh produce, seafood, cheese, and more. Open daily from dawn until dusk you can easily spend an entire day pursuing the vendors at the farmers market. Grab some local, fresh ingredients and head back to your room to cook up a delicious meal!

 

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