Things To Do In Jacksonville

Beginners' or Advanced Aromatherapy Course for One or Two at Green Lotus Studios (Up to 55% Off)

Green Lotus Organics Soap Company

Riverside

$99 $49

Students learn the basics of blending their own aromatherapy scents or delve deeper into the healing properties of the oils

Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Putt N' Crawl Mini-Golf Bar Crawl on September 13 (Up to 55% Off)

Putt N' Crawl

Downtown Jacksonville Course

$25 $13

Mini-golf bar crawl leads teams to 9 home-built mini-golf putting greens during a trek to various bars with drink specials

Chocolate Pizza Party Class for Two, Four, or Six at Sweet Pete’s (Up to $46 Off)

Sweet Pete’s

Historic Springfield

$36 $21

(15)

Guests learn how to hand temper chocolate then decorate and create customized 8 ounce chocolate pizzas in a whimsical, century old home

$50 for a Casino Cruise with Lunch or Dinner and Slot Play for Two from Victory II ($94 Value)

Victory II

Jacksonville

$94 $50

Enjoy an afternoon or evening out on the Atlantic sipping drinks and trying your luck at the slot machines before a delicious meal

Private Sailing Lesson for Two, or Two-Hour BYOB Sunset Cruise for Two or Four from The Sailboat Club (Up to 70% Off)

The Sailboat Club

Mandarin

$300 $90

Captains take groups out for a cruise in waters frequented by manatees and ospreys; accredited instructors teach hands-on sailing techniques

Three or Six All-Day Skate-Park Sessions or One-Week Skate Camp at Kona Skate Park (Up to 60% Off)

Kona Skate Park

Woodland Acres

$30 $14

(9)

Modern skaters navigate half-pipes and rails at the skate park, which opened in the 1970s and played host to early skateboarding history

One-Hour Standup Paddleboard Lesson and Tour or All-Day Kayak Rental from All Wet Sports (Up to 55% Off)

All Wet Sports

South Side

$40 $20

Paddleboards meander through scenic Big Pottsburg Creek, with instructors giving safety and paddling tips as kayakers take off on their own

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp at Just Fitness 4 You ($79 Value)

Just Fitness 4 You

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Group workouts help students achieve fitness goals in a supportive atmosphere

Sunset BYOB Yacht Cruise or Day Cruise for One, Two, or Six from Island Party Entertainment (Up to 56% Off)

Island Party Entertainment

Lamb's Yacht Center

$75 $39

In this sunset party or day cruise, guests board a 51 ft. Bluewater yacht and travel along the banks of the Ortega River

VIP Entry for Two, Four, or Six to a Vintage-Collectibles Show from Retr-O-Rama Collectibles (Up to 54% Off)

Retr-O-Rama Collectibles

Mandarin

$40 $20

Fans of vintage collectibles and toys buy and sell, and Ricou Browning, the original Creature from the Black Lagoon makes an appearance

One-Hour Introductory Kiteboarding Course for One or Two at KGB Kiteboarding (Up to 52% Off)

KGB Kiteboarding

Southide Estates

$99 $49

Hour-long class gets singles and couples acquainted with a kiteboard's basic maneuvers, from self-launching to flying and landing techniques

Downtown Jacksonville Historical Eco Kayak Tour for One or Two from First Coast Outfitters (Up to 50% Off)

First Coast Outfitters

Downtown Jacksonville

$55 $29

Kayak along the south bank, with Friendship Fountain and Jacksonville Landing in the background; look for bottlenose dolphins or manatees

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes or 10-Class Punch Card at CrossFit Acheron (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Acheron

Normandy Manor

$125 $49

Coaches motivate clients through a variety of short, intense workouts to help shed body fat and build functional strength

$49 for a Private Wine-Tasting Package for 10 with Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International ($149 Value)

PRP Wine International

Sandalwood

$149 $49

Sample six unique wines in-store, at home, or at a location of your choice while learning about pairing, then choose a bottle to take home

30- or 60-Day Unlimited Membership at CrossFit Murk (Up to 64% Off)

CrossFit Murk

Bowden

$125 $49

Short high-intensity workouts of the day keep muscles and minds focused with constantly varied, functional movement

$6 for $12 Toward Scooter Rental — Bike-Scoot-Or-Yak Rentals LLC

Bike-Scoot-Or-Yak Rentals LLC

On Location

$12 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Firearm-Handling Class for One or Two at Jacksonville Gun Runners (Up to 47% Off)

Jacksonville Gun Runners

Jacksonville

$80 $45

The class teaches students how to properly hold, unload, carry, and handle a handgun; class hours count for concealed-carry-license credit

$30 for $120 Toward Muay Thai Kickboxing — North Florida Combat Fitness

North Florida Combat Fitness

Atlantic Boulevard Estates

$120 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Paint Night Party for One or Two from Let's Get Artzy (Up to 56% Off)

Let's Get Artzy

On Location

$40 $19

At this painting party, instructors provide supplies, inspiration & guidance in a a setting where you enjoy yourself & order food & drinks

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For three days, the Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show turns the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center into the nation’s most exciting parking lot. Deluxe rides from the likes of Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche dazzle attendees with sleek lines and plush interiors, and innovative autos such as the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt show off their efficient electric engines. The newest models from more than 25 other manufacturers line the floor, doors open for guests to lean back in the seats or measure how large a ham can fit in the glove compartment. During daylight hours, a lineup of drivable cars idle outside to give curious patrons the chance to try their dream rides.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
FL
US

From Paragon Golf Center's multifaceted practice complex, Peter Yum improves pupils' swings by channeling wisdom accrued from a junior golf career and time spent under the tutelage of Tom Ness and Ben Doyle, two of golf’s most revered instructors. Peter dissects swings from the comfort of a covered 90-stall driving range with heaters, fans, and automated tee technology that raises golf balls onto hitting mats on command or in exchange for a shiny divot tool. While tweaking their swings, golfers can look at their reflection in stall-side mirrors, helping them better grasp Peter’s corrective advice on how to properly strike the ball or bedazzle their golf glove.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
Florida
US

The home shows produced by Marketplace Events connect homeowners and designers with trusted brands, independent businesses, innovators of new products, and local artisans. The vibrant and inspirational presentations showcase new aesthetic trends and functional designs in the realms of home decor, gardening, energy conservation, and living-space management. In addition to showcasing a range of products and concepts, the event hosts special-guest speakers, who educate audiences on home-remodeling projects from painting walls to adding a fourth dimension to a cramped kitchen.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
FL
US

During an afternoon expo filled with romantic anticipation, engaged couples mingle with experts specializing in nuptial necessities such as invitations, photography, and transportation. A fashion show highlights the latest trends in dresses and tuxedos, and dozens of vendors man their booths throughout the show, featuring everything from flowers and cake samples to bouquet-launching trebuchets. Attendees receive discounts on select wares and services, and several lucky brides or grooms head home armed with free giveaways.

1000 Water St
Jacksonville,
FL
US

The instructors at KGB Kiteboarding empower their students to skate over the ocean's waves, propelled only by a high-flying kite and a large board. The staff teaches lessons at Jacksonville Beach and Huguenot Park for every experience level, from beginners to advanced boarders. During each session, they handpick gear to suit varying builds, riding styles, and weather conditions, walking their pupils through equipment setup and safety guidelines. Whether they are imparting basic launch techniques or teaching experts how to surf with a blimp in lieu of a kite, they welcome anyone to observe their training and ask questions on the beach. They also stock their own brand of boards, harnesses, and fins. With year-round private and group seminars, they encourage their clientele to tame the surf regardless of the season.

9378 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville,
FL
US

The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

10209 River Coast Dr.
Jacksonville,
FL
US