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Jacksonville Caribbean Festival

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016




Weekend of August 13th, 2016

Jacksonville Caribbean CarnivalNot going to the Caribbean this year? No worries…come visit the Jacksonville Caribbean Festival to enjoy new experiences, celebrate and get to know all the diverse Caribbean cultures, and spoil yourself in the festivities!

The Jacksonville Caribbean Festival celebrates all Caribbean cultures with a day of live music, dancing, authentic cuisine, artists, vendors and a parade. Before heading to the festival portion of this event, grab a spot for the parade and check out the vibrant costumes, elaborate floats, and traditional dance troupes while the sounds of calypso, soca and steel drums can be heard throughout the area. Finish your day with a Caribbean-style Mardis Gras festival that doubles as an elaborate food festival showcasing the exquisite flavors and aromas of authentic Caribbean cuisine as well as Caribbean craft displays, catchy steel drum music and live performances.

For additional information click on Jacksonville Caribbean Festival . This year’s event you don’t want to miss! Make your reservations today!

Looking for an alternative to your traditional hotel stay?  Try one of the Florida Bed & Breakfast Inns they are sure not to disappoint!

Club Continental SuitesClub Continental Suites, nestled on the banks of the St. John’s River under towering, moss draped oaks, this former private estate is now a romantic and intimate bed & breakfast and private club. Fifteen oversized river suites & seven rooms in the original 1923 mansion beckon you to step back in time to Old World Florida.

Riverdale InnRiverdale Inn Bed & Breakfast In Jacksonville at the turn of the century, 50 mansions lined Riverside Avenue in an area known as “The Row”. Today, only two of these fabled homes remain. The Riverdale Inn is one of them. A beautifully restored Victorian style Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Riverside, in Jacksonville, Florida.


Get Outside in Jacksonville

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Kingsley Plantation

Visit Kingsley Plantation when in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville is one of the largest cities in Florida. It is home to the impressive Saint Vincent Medical Center, a world class art museum, excellent shopping, and a few wonderful Florida Bed and Breakfasts. It is also home to the amazing Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Folks who visit Jacksonville should bring good walking shoes. There is much to see and do outside.

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a large area on the Atlantic Coast,  encompassing nearly 50,000-acres near Jacksonville. It straddles the St. Johns River (more…)

Green Cove Springs

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Green Cove Springs sits on a gentle bend in the St. Johns River, shaded by large, graceful trees that never shed their leaves. There are indeed springs in this northeast Florida town; folks from up and down the eastern seaboard have been traveling to Green Cove Springs to soak in the sulphur springs and bathe in the natural beauty of the area since the 19th century. Today we invite you to stay at at Green Cove Springs bed and breakfast and enjoy a soak in the town’s spring fed public pool.

All aboard in Green Cove Springs

All aboard in Green Cove Springs

There are, of course, other reasons to visit Green Cove Springs. One is the 18th Annual Railroad and History Festival on Saturday March 6th, 2010, between 10 am and 4 pm. This is your chance to hop aboard an authentic red caboose. The 1890 historic courthouse will be open for visitation, along with the 1879 jail. Tour the railroad collection in the train station, and enjoy the many exhibits in the historic museum. There will be Civil War reenactments, Southern Belles, craft demonstrations and antique cars. This free event will be loads of fun. See the Clay County Historical Society for more details.

Just south of town is the Bayard Conservation Area. The St. Johns River is untouched here, and bald cypress, sweet gum and maple forests are dense. There are more than fifteen miles of trails through this magical preserve. Look for gopher tortoise, wild turkey and manatee as you stroll along the river front.

Located just 30 miles south of Jacksonville Florida, Green Cove Springs is a great destination for a weekend getaway. NE Florida bed and breakfast innkeepers here are ready to welcome you to their home town.

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