Best Date Ideas in Downtown Jacksonville

Author: Jane Robison, Downtown Vision Marketing and Events Intern

Having trouble coming up with ideas for your next date night? Look no further! Downtown Jacksonville has many wonderful places and activities that are the perfect spot for your next date. From grabbing coffee and visiting a museum to picnicking at Riverfront Plaza, there’s no shortage of date activities fit for everyone in #DTJax!

Date Idea #1: Coffee + Exploring Art MOCA

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Open Tuesday through Sunday, MOCA and Setlan Coffee Co. is a great place to have a date in Downtown Jacksonville. Start off your date by grabbing a deliciously crafted coffee at Setlan Coffee Co., located in MOCA. Sit down and enjoy your drinks before strolling the galleries of MOCA. Explore the three levels of MOCA , and take in a wide variety of contemporary art pieces on each floor. To learn more about admission tickets and prices, visit their website here!

Date Idea #2: Chamblin’s Uptown + Lunch

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Are you both book worms? Do you both enjoy reading novels? If so, then a date at Chamblin’s Uptown is the perfect match for you. Chamblin’s Uptown sells all kinds of books, used, collector, new books and many more! Made up of two levels, there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect book at Chamblin’s Uptown. Go downstairs and grab some lunch at Chamblin’s Cafe. Their cafe menu is composed of various breakfast, and lunch items, pastries, drinks and more. Sit down and enjoy lunch with your date, talking about the different books you found at Chamblin’s Uptown!

Date Idea #3: Weekend Date at Riverside Arts Market

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Rain or shine, the Riverside Arts Market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Riverside Arts Market is a great place for a date in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy shopping with local vendors, live music and various food trucks under the bridge. 

Date Idea #4: Picnic at Riverfront Plaza

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Enjoy breathtaking views of the St Johns River while on a picnic date at Riverfront Plaza. The Riverfront Plaza’s wide, green space is the perfect spot for a picnic date. Don’t forget to bring a tote filled with delicious lunch and snacks, and a cozy blanket. These waterfront views of the St Johns River are something you won’t want to miss with your date.

Date Idea #5: Night Out at Ruby Beach Brewing

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If you and your date both happen to be beer connoisseurs, then visiting Ruby Beach Brewing in Downtown Jacksonville is the best place for you! Open Monday through Sunday, Ruby Beach Brewing offers a brewery experience like none other in Downtown Jacksonville. Try unique and locally crafted beers in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. 

Date idea #6: Jumbo Shrimp Game at 121 Financial BallPark

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Do you both enjoy sports? Then going to a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game is the perfect date for you! Grab some drinks to cool down in the Jumbo Shrimp Wheelhouse if it gets too hot , or sit back and enjoy the amazing views of the 121 Financial BallPark. You won’t want to miss this experience, visit their website to purchase tickets here

Explore and enjoy Downtown Jacksonville on your next date! Don’t forget to tag us or use the #DTJax for your next date in Downtown!