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Jacksonville offers a variety of options for shopping and leisure activities. We have included a sample here; please feel free to post other suggestions on the student bulletin board in the dormitory.


Jacksonville's Beaches

Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach

Directions: Following Jefferson Street South, turn left onto W Union Street. Follow this road for 18 miles. Note that this road will turn into E Union Street, then Arlington Expressway as you cross the Matthews Bridge and finally Atlantic Boulevard, eventually turning sharply right to turn into A1A/3rd Street. Atlantic Beach will be to the north (left) and Neptune Beach will be to the south (right).

Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach

Directions: Following I-95 South, take the exit and turn left onto J. Turner Butler Boulevard. East. Follow J. Turner Butler Boulevard for approximately 12 miles until you reach A1A/3rd Street. Jacksonville Beach will be to the north (left) and Ponte Vedra Beach will be to the south (right).


Shopping

St. John's Town Center

4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Directions: Following I-95 South, take the exit and turn left onto J. Turner Butler Boulevard. East. Follow J. Turner Butler Boulevard until you reach Gate Parkway North, at which point you will exit onto Gate Parkway (turning left). The entrance to the mall complex will be on the right.

Avenues Mall

10300 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32256

Directions: Following I-95 South, exit onto Phillips Highway (US1). Turn left onto Phillips Highway. Take the next left onto Southside Boulevard and the mall will be on your left.

Orange Park Mall

1910 Wells Road, Suite 1096A, Orange Park, FL 32073

Directions: Follow I-95 South and take the exit to I-10 west. Continue until you reach Roosevelt (US17) and take the south exit. Continue on Roosevelt South for 2-3 miles until you reach San Juan Avenue. Turn right onto San Juan Avenue. After traveling one half-mile, turn left onto Blanding Boulevard. Continue for approximately 7 miles to just south of I-295. Orange Park Mall is on the left just after Wells Road.

Historic 5 Points

Hypnotique, Edge City, Fans and Stoves, etc.

Five Points is, quite literally, the intersection of 5 roads (Lomax Street, Margaret Street north and south and Park Street north and south). It has a historic District, as well as parks for picnics, a duck pond and more.

Directions: Following I-95 south, take exit 352A, turning left onto Forest Street. When the road dead-ends, take a right onto Riverside Avenue, turning onto Lomax Street after one half-mile. You will reach Five Points in a fifth of a mile.


Post Office

There are many post offices in Jacksonville. The closest one to the hospital is located at 1100 Kings Road. To get there, take I-95 South and exit onto Kings Road. It will be on your left right as you exit.

For more information, visit the United States Postal Service website.


Grocery

Publix

2033 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Directions: Follow I-95 South 2.2 miles to Margaret Street (exit 351C) south. Turn right on Riverside Avenue. Publix will be on your immediate right. This store sells postage stamps.

Winn-Dixie

11380 Beach Boulevard Suite 6, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Directions: Follow I-95 South across the Fuller Warren Bridge, exit onto Beach Boulevard (US 90). Winn-Dixie will be on the right just before I-295. This store sells postage stamps.


Restaurants

St. John's Town Center

4663 River City Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246

Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's, Maggiano's Little Italy, Ted's Montana Grill.

Directions: Following I-95 South, take the exit and turn left onto J. Turner Butler Boulevard East. Follow J. Turner Butler Boulevard until you reach Gate Parkway North, at which point you will exit, turning left onto Gate Parkway. The entrance to the mall complex will be on the right.

San Marco

1996 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207

The Loop, Thai Bistro, Sushi Rock, Café Carmon, Moe's Southwestern Grill, Cafe on the Square, European Street

Directions: Following I-95 South across the Fuller Warren Bridge, take the exit onto US-1 South/Kings Avenue. Turn right onto Kings Avenue, then turn left onto Atlantic Boulevard. Most of the restaurants will be along either Hendricks Avenue or San Marco Boulevard.

Five Points Area

Chinese, Pizza Italiano, Subway Sandwiches, Sweet Basil Cafe, Heartworks Cafe, Firehouse Subs, Moss Fire Grille.

Directions: See directions above.

Tinseltown

Friday's, Seven Bridges Grille and Brewery, Johnny Leverock's, Mellow Mushroom, Dick's Wings, Atlanta Bread Company, Moe's Southwestern Grill, Don Pablo, Tony Roma's

Directions: Following I-95 South, take the exit and turn left onto J. Turner Butler Boulevard East. Follow J. Turner Butler Boulevard until you reach Gate Parkway North, at which point you will exit, turning left onto Gate Parkway. You will find a variety of restaurants on both sides of the road.

Arlington

Bennigan's, Chili's, Taco Bell, Applebee's and Bono's

Directions: Following Jefferson Street South, turn left onto W Union Street. Follow this road for 7 miles. Note that this road will turn into E Union Street, then Arlington Expressway as you cross the Matthews Bridge and finally Atlantic Boulevard, at which point you will be in Arlington.

Atlantic/Jacksonville Beach

Many chain and specialty restaurants along A1A

Directions: See directions above.


Movie Theaters

Tinseltown

Directions: See directions above.

Regency Mall in Arlington

9820 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Directions: See directions above. The Regency Mall will be on your left.

Orange Park Mall

1910 Wells Road, Suite 1096A, Orange Park, FL 32073

Directions: See directions above.

San Marco

1996 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Directions: See directions above.

Mandarin

Directions: Following I-95 South, take exit 337 to I-295 North. Follow 1-295 North for a short ways before taking the Exit onto San Jose Boulevard. Turn left onto San Jose Boulevard, so that you are traveling south. Mandarin will be on your right in little under 3 miles.


Nightspots

Five Points Area

Club Five, Fat Kat Lounge, Fuel Café and others

Directions: See directions above.

San Marco

1996 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Cafe on the Square, Café Carmon and others

Directions: See directions above.

Beaches

Ragtime, Northshore Grill, etc.

Directions: Take Jefferson Street south, turn left on Union Street over the Matthews Bridge. This becomes the Arlington Expressway, which merges with Atlantic Boulevard. Continue east for approximately 20 minutes to the Beaches.


Dry Cleaners

Five Points area

Directions: See directions above.

San Marco area

1996 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Directions: See directions above.


Banks, ATMs

Main Lobby - UF Health Jacksonville (near admin area)

Five Points area (First Union on Lomax and Park Street)

Directions: See directions above.

San Marco area

1996 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Directions: See directions above.

Jacksonville Landing

2 West Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Directions: Following I-95 South, take exit 353B, turning left onto West Union Street. Turn right onto Main Street North and Jacksonville Landing will be on your right before the bridge that crosses the St. Johns River.

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