Riverside is consistently ranked as one of Jacksonville’s best and most historic neighborhoods. Located along the beautiful St. Johns River, Riverside charms with its historic homes, oak-lined streets, unique shops, restaurants, and waterfront parks. King Street, one of the main thoroughfares, is lined with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and the famous Riverside Arts Market. Wandering through the market is a great way to support local artists and small businesses while finding one-of-a-kind items. Don’t miss visiting the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, located right in Riverside. It’s considered one of the finest art museums in the Southeast. The Cummer family started collecting art in the early 1900s and ultimately donated their collection along with their riverfront estate to create the museum and gardens. It now houses an impressive collection of American and European art. Other attractions in Riverside include the Riverside Avondale Historic District with its beautiful craftsman style homes, Memorial Park with its riverfront walking paths, and the eclectic 5 Points area packed with restaurants, bars, and shops. A party bus is the perfect transportation for an art and history filled afternoon in Riverside. Your group can start at the Cummer Museum before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the chic restaurants in 5 Points. Then walk off lunch with a stroll through the historic district while admiring the charming architecture. A party bus makes it easy to experience the best of Riverside without constantly moving cars and hunting for parking.

San Marco

Just south of Downtown over the St. Johns River, San Marco is known as Jacksonville’s “Southbank.” This vibrant neighborhood boasts a walkable commercial district filled with boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and nightlife venues. The heart of San Marco revolves around San Marco Square, a picturesque public square surrounded by historic buildings that now house shops and eateries. San Marco Square is home to numerous events and festivals throughout the year like the San Marco Art Festival. San Marco’s main street, San Marco Blvd, is lined with oak trees and features a diverse mix of locally-owned shops and restaurants. You’ll find everything from upscale clothing boutiques to funky art galleries. Popular restaurants include South Kitchen & Spirits, Grape & Grain Exchange, Sidecar, and Town Hall. Many places offer outdoor patio seating ideal for people watching. At night, San Marco really comes alive. Kick off a pub crawl at Grape & Grain Exchange, listen to live music at The Volstead or Sidecar, and end with dancing at ECLIPSE. A party bus makes bar-hopping through San Marco’s nightlife scene easy and fun.


Jacksonville Beaches are a group of beachside communities including Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach located about 20 minutes east of Downtown Jacksonville. This laidback area has a relaxed, beachy feel with miles of coastline, beach bars, seafood restaurants, surf shops, and coastal boutiques. Popular spots include Pete’s Bar known for live music and its backyard tiki bar, One Ocean known for fresh seafood and ocean views, and the many shops along 1st Street. A party bus allows a group to easily hit all the highlights of the beaches area without having to fight for parking or drive after visiting the plethora of bars. Your party bus can take you anywhere from Hanna Park at the north end to Mickler’s Landing beach to the south. Some party bus entertainment ideas for Jacksonville’s Beaches area include a pub crawl down 1st Street, a scavenger hunt between neighborhoods, or a relaxing ride from beach to beach complete with drinks and tunes.


Avondale is one of Jacksonville’s trendiest and up-and-coming neighborhoods. Known for its restaurants, bars, boutiques, and overall artsy vibe, Avondale packs a lot of fun into its compact commercial district. Located just west of Downtown Jacksonville, the neighborhood’s walkable stretch of shops and eateries runs along St. Johns Avenue. You’ll find vintage clothing stores, record shops, art galleries, coffeeshops, gastropubs, and more. Popular spots include Bold Bean Coffee Roasters, Fishweir Brewing Co, Hawkers Asian Street Food, and Grape and Grain Exchange. For some tabletop gaming action, stop into Gamescape. Catch a show at Rain Dogs, where you might see an indie band or standup comedy. Avondale’s First Wednesday Art Walk is another fun event, where businesses stay open late hosting pop-up exhibits and showcasing local art. A party bus is ideal for a bar and food hop through Avondale.

Murray Hill

Murray Hill is a historic residential neighborhood located just north of Riverside and Avondale. This charming area features craftsman bungalows, Mediterranean revival homes, and other early 20th century architectural styles. Edgewood Avenue is Murray Hill’s main commercial corridor running through the district. You’ll find an array of upscale boutiques, cozy coffee shops, gastropubs, and other eateries. Stop into Bold Bean Coffee or Vagabond Coffee for a caffeine fix. Grab breakfast at the Brick Restaurant or lunch at Southern Roots Filling Station. Other attractions include the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, a museum that houses manuscripts and documents highlighting history, science, and arts. Friendship Fountain is located in Murray Hill’s Klutho Park – it’s one of the world’s largest and tallest fountains that puts on spectacular light shows at night. Murray Hill is an underrated gem just minutes from Downtown. Rent a party bus to leisurely explore this charming historic area and its walkable commercial district.


Springfield is one of Jacksonville’s up and coming urban core neighborhoods located just northwest of Downtown. It was originally developed in 1869 and is said to be the city’s first suburb. Today, Springfield is known for its historic homes and buildings, flourishing arts district, and cultural diversity. Don’t miss the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, the second Karpeles location in Jacksonville with even more rare manuscripts on display. Klutho Park is another highlight featuring the iconic Friendship Fountain, along with walking paths and sports fields. Springfield’s downtown along Main Street offers a variety of local shops, art galleries, and ethnic restaurants. Stop into Southern Roots Filling Station, Dos Gatos, or Taboule Cafe for a bite. Catch a show at the Boom Art House or listen to live music at Crispy’s. A party bus allows you to fully experience everything Springfield has to offer from its historic charm to its arts and foodie scenes. Your group can easily make stops at cultural attractions, art venues, restaurants, and more.


Mandarin is located along the St. Johns River south of Downtown Jacksonville. It’s known for its historic charm and abundant natural beauty. Mandarin offers the perfect blend of history, arts, and nature with a slower pace than urban Jacksonville. Take in views of the peaceful river from the historic Mandarin Store and Post Office or Walter Jones Historical Park. The Mandarin Museum highlights the area’s history with a replica of the old Mandarin Store. There’s also the Mandarin Art Festival hosted annually since 1964. The natural side of Mandarin shines through at the Walter Jones Historical Park which offers hiking trails with great views of the St. Johns River. Kayak or stand up paddleboard with your group along the river’s shoreline and take in the area’s natural beauty. A party bus provides easy transportation to this scenic historic neighborhood outside of the urban core. You can relax on the ride south from Downtown while taking in views of the St. Johns River.

St. Augustine

No list of Jacksonville’s top neighborhoods is complete without mentioning the charming historic city of St. Augustine. Located just 40 minutes south of Jacksonville, St. Augustine exudes old Florida charm. It’s known for its Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and role as the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the continental U.S. Stroll down St. George Street to experience the heart of the historic district filled with cafes, galleries, and shops housed in historic buildings. Other highlights include the Castillo de San Marcos fort, the Colonial Quarter living history museum, and the Lightner Museum housed in a former hotel built in 1888. Ghost tours are also popular for those wanting to learn about the city’s haunted past. Rent a party bus and take your group on a history-filled day or weekend getaway to St. Augustine. Your comfortable charter coach can take you down I-95 and directly into the heart of the historic district. After exploring 400 years of history, your party bus provides easy transportation back to Jacksonville.

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