Luxe Leisure

Bon appétit! From a robust craft beer industry to the finest of upscale restaurants rivaling any of New York City, Jacksonville has it all to quench your thirst and whet your appetite. The best of bars and cocktail lounges await, while charming cafes, steakhouses, chef-owned 5-star restaurants and popular chain eateries abound. Craving authentic Italian? You’re in luck. French cuisine on your mind? Bien entendu! What about a good old-fashioned burger or traditional Southern fried chicken? Yep. Locally sourced seafood? Naturally! Living Luxe can help you narrow down the options with our curated Dining Guide.

Need some post-relocation R & R? Well, the First Coast is where it’s at when it comes to relaxing resorts and private beach clubs. The ultimate oceanside private resort, Serenata Beach Club boasts world-class oceanfront dining, luxurious upper and lower deck pools, plus private beach access with all the perks. Golf aficionados will love the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa with its direct access to the iconic TPC Sawgrass course and full-service spa to enjoy after a day on the links. The AAA Five-Diamond rated Ponte Vedra Inn and Club epitomizes elegance with its luxury oceanside accommodations, while its sister resort property, The Lodge & Club exudes Old World grandeur and romance.

Sports fans, fret not! North Floridians have a penchant for tailgating as Jacksonville is home to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and the minor league baseball team, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. And, of course, there’s the PGA TOUR’s famed THE PLAYERS Championship played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach and the nation’s premier luxury automotive event, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

The greater Jacksonville region is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with 90 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, unspoiled marshes and wildlife preserves, the St. Johns River, countless golf courses, and more than 100 square miles of city, state and national parks.

Eager for a luxury escape once settled in? Thankfully, terrific travel options are aplenty both here in Florida and throughout the surrounding states. Art lovers can trek to St. Petersburg within the tantalizing Tampa Bay area for a taste of Dale Chihuly’s famed glassworks, while others can take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic Florida road trip or experience the other side of Orlando off the beaten path.

Nearby travel destinations beyond Florida include the charming cities of Savannah, Georgia, and Asheville, North Carolina, the latter with its iconic Grove Park Inn — in addition to a series of more must-visit Eastern cities. Or trek further west and explore the wonders of Santa Fe, along with our country’s glorious national parks and noteworthy eats.