Date Night Downtown
Whether it’s a first date, an anniversary celebration or simply a Saturday night out with your sweetheart, Downtown Jacksonville has just the two of you covered with plenty of date night options. From romantic restaurants with a view to cultural venues that host a variety of entertainment options, Downtown Jacksonville is your date night destination.
Upscale casual dining with a romantic view:
Ruth’s Chris Steak House (1201 Riverplace Blvd., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 904-396-6200)
World-class service, delicious steaks and romantic lighting will make you want to take your date here every time you go out.
River City Brewing (835 Museum Circle, 904-398-2299)
From seafood to pasta to decadent desserts, this Southbank riverfront dining locale is perfect for a dinner date destination.
Chart House (1501 Riverplace Blvd., 904-398-3353)
riverfront dining destination, this fine-dining establishment is great
place to enjoy seafood, steaks and a romantic view of Downtown.
Before or after dinner:
for a date in itself or a pre- or post- dinner stroll, watch the sunset
as you explore Downtown’s walkable destinations. Options include a walk
across the Main Street Bridge, a stroll along the Northbank or
Southbank Riverwalk, or a walk around Friendship Fountain on the
Drinks and dancing
drinks and spend your date night dancing at Mavericks,
clubTSIdiscotheque, Mark’s Downtown, Dive Bar and Rush Street. For more
information on nightlife options, click here.
sports? Then consider taking your date to a sports game. With the
Jaguars (NFL), Sharks (Arena football), Suns (minor league baseball) and
Giants (ABA basketball), there’s a sports outing to attend all year
Our Favorite Romantic Venues:
Florida Theatre (128 E. Forsyth St., 904-355-2787)
From concerts to ballets, there’s always something happening at this beautiful and iconic Downtown landmark built in 1927.
Jacoby Symphony Hall (300 W. Water St., 904-354-5547)
Want to make your date swoon to beautiful music? Take him or her to a
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Fabio Machetti.
Moran Theatre (300 West Water St., 904-633-6110)
Part of the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, you and your
date can enjoy everything from a Broadway show, to concerts to stand-up
comedy at this well-known Downtown venue.
Friday Musicale (645 Oak St., 904-355-7584)
For a Friday night date, Friday Musicale has regular classical music
performances at 7:30 p.m., all completely free and open to the public.
Discount Date Packages:
The Jacksonville Landing and two Downtown hotels also offer great packages that include a hotel stay and special gifts.
The Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront's "Stay N' Play" package includes one night at the hotel coupled with a $50 gift certificate to any Landing restaurant, all for only $109. For more information, call the Hyatt at 904-588-1234.
In addition, the Hampton Inn Jacksonville-Downtown-I-95 on Prudential Drive also offers a great deal for couples looking to get away. The $99 package includes a $50 gift certificate to any Landing restaurant, plus two water taxi tickets and two hot breakfasts. For more information on this date night deal, call the Hampton Inn at 904-396-7770.
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- Parking meters are free
every weekday after 6 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday. Or if you
prefer, check out the parking garage and lot options here.
Skyway, now free, operates Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
and during special weekend events. For more information, click here.
S.S. Marine Taxi hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m and
Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fares are $3 one way;
children and seniors are $2. Children younger than age 3 ride free. For more information,
you need assistance Downtown, our Downtown Ambassadors are here to
help. Look for them in their orange polo shirts and pith helmets or call
For more information on Downtown destinations, check out our online directory.
Many Downtown destinations also hold various special events throughout the year. Be sure to check our events calendar often, or sign up for our weekly events e-newsletter.