Father’s Day in #DTJax

By Savanne Giroire, Marketing and Events Assistant

This is your sign to end your Amazon search for the perfect #1 DAD mug and to shop small and local! Fathers day is coming up fast and #DTJax is the perfect place to find the stores and experiences any dad will be sure to love.


Our rating: 7/5 #1 DAD mugs


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Whether your dad is the brunch, lunch, or dinner kind, Downtown is home to plenty of yummy spots to choose from. We recommend First Watch or Bb’s for brunch (and their short rib hash), lunch at Estrella Cocina, and dinner at Bellwether or Chart House!


Home Shrimp Game: 8/5 #1 DAD mugs


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Is your dad a baseball fan? Luckily, its baseball season and Downtown is home to a ton of Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp games, so you’ll have plenty of dates to choose from! The closest one to Father’s Day is the Shrimp v. Durham Home Game that falls on June 21. Grab tickets to the ball game here! Extra #1 DAD mug points for a winning game!


Go Tuk’n Tour: 7/5 #1 DAD mugs


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Go Tuk’n Tours has possibly every tour service you could wish for. Dad can choose from tours like the Art + Drinking Experience, Brewery Tour + Scavenger Hunt Combo, Residential Architecture & History, the Public Art Tour and more!


Manifest Distilling: 7/5 #1 DAD mugs


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Manifest Distilling is a local craft distillery serving up incredible liquors in their cocktail room, and also available for purchase. They have Distiller’s Tours right in time for Father’s Day, available for groups up to 5! They also have monthly events like Jazz and Cocktails incorporating local jazz artists, curated by Ulysses Owens, Jr. and a specialty raw bar menu by Brine Jax.

Gifts from Wolf & Cub: 7/5 #1 DAD mugs


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With handmade Jags shirts, yummy kitchen goodies and lovely items for your home to choose from, you’ll be sure to find something unique for your dad at concept shop Wolf & Cub. Located in the heart of downtown, this stop can become one of many as you stroll through the streets.

St. Johns River Taxi Tour: 7/5 #1 DAD mugs


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With so many tours to choose from (brewery, sunset, history and more), the St. Johns River Taxi & Tours is the perfect excursion for the whole family to enjoy for Father’s Day. Quality time spent on the river will be an unforgettable memory for the both of you!

Coffee Date paired with #1 DAD mug: Priceless


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You may have heard #DTJax has been voted one of the best cities for coffee, and they happen to be right. You can’t beat quality time with quality joe for the (quality) pops. Grab them a gift card to local favorites like Ground Level or Urban Grind and make it a date for two!

Art Bikes Jax: 7/5 #1 DAD mugs


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If your dad has passions that include (electric) bikes, art, and learning about their city, then Art Bikes Jax is the excursion to book! They have self-guided tours everyday at 2 p.m. of public art, architecture, parks and more that would be perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

If you can’t pick one place, consider the gift of a DTJax gift card! You and your dad will have over thirty places to choose from all around #DTJax until the card runs out, so the possibilities are endless. Don’t forget to tag us at #DTJax for a chance to be featured!