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3 Family Fun Ideas for a Sunday in San Marco Jacksonville

By Nicole Sultan


San Marco in Jacksonville, Florida, is a vibrant neighborhood known for its historic charm, eclectic shops and diverse entertainment. You can explore its unique attractions, from scenic riverfront parks to cultural landmarks. Here are just some ideas!


Take the River Taxi

Starting from various points like the DoubleTree Hotel in San Marco, you can embark on a river cruise along the St. Johns River for a delightful dolphin-watching adventure. Enjoy quality time with family and friends as you take in the scenic beauty and playful dolphins. You can book online!

Visit the Friendship fountain/SouthBank Riverwalk

San Marco proudly features the newly revitalized Friendship Fountain, a vibrant attraction with lights, music, and picnic benches. Soon, it will also include a pirate-themed park for kids! Enjoy nightly shows at 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 pm, where lights and music create a magical experience.




Cummer Museum

Founded in 1961 following the passing of Ninah Cummer, who generously donated her gardens and personal art collection, the Cummer Museum offers a dynamic cultural experience. One of its unique features is the rotating galleries, ensuring each visit reveals new art. From stunning outdoor gardens to indoor art exhibits, the museum is a welcoming destination for families and children.

Keep in mind: They have free admission the second and third Tuesdays from 4-9 pm and fourth Friday of the month from 4-9 pm. For additional/updated info on free admission days you can check out their social media.


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