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Jacksonville, FL is widely known for it’s beaches and riverfront, attracting visitors to it’s well preserved coastline and temperate weather. What you might not guess is that in a recent study shopping was the number one reason guests gave for making Jacksonville their destination. It must be said that in the last decade the fashion bar has been seriously raised in the Bold City, and we have the shopping centers and luxury brand names to prove it.
It’s all about the lifestyle in the active city of Jax, and outdoor markets and town centers are on the rise. Take the St. Johns Town Center for example, which is the leading shopping destination serving Jacksonville and it’s surrounding regions. With names like Louis Vuitton, Tiffany’s and Nordstrom turning heads, the migration flocking towards the town center is clearly understood. It’s not just luxury brand names that get people moving though, the Riverside Arts Market is a great family destination with an almost carnival atmosphere. You can expect the local farmers to be in attendance, but also local artisans, magicians, entertainers, and perhaps a public yoga class. Culture is key, as well as great dining options. 5 Points Jacksonville is not only hipster central, it’s also a growing hub for local foodie destinations that are receiving major applause.You’ll discover great boutique finds, tattoo shops, dog boutiques, and a great selection of tasty treats in this bohemian shopping space.
Whatever you’re on the hunt for from everyday basics, to the seasons latest you can find it amidst Jacksonville’s growing shopping scene, along with a great big serving of southern hospitality.