Florida Coastal School of Law is ideally located in Jacksonville, Florida on the Northeast coast. With federal and state court houses located right downtown, and more than 80 local companies with national or divisional headquarters in Northeast Florida, Jacksonville offers law students an ideal setting for pursuing a law degree.
Debbie Duncan, Admissions Processor at Florida Coastal School of Law, shares her tips for things to do in Jacksonville while attending law school. Debbie has been a resident of Jacksonville for the past 34 years. Her family has experienced many of the activities for hobbies, interests, and entertainment that Jacksonville provides.
Below are some of Debbie’s favorite things to do in Jacksonville.
We are season ticket holders with the JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS and enjoy tailgating with friends and family before each home game. The Jaguars play at EverBank Field, which is now home to the world’s largest scoreboard!
We love to golf and enjoy going to THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP every year. Throughout the years I have met many famous golfers such as Lee Trevino, Fuzzy Zoellor, Jack Nicklaus, and Payne Stewart who shared a bag of Skittles with my daughter. The Players Championship is played at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
NASCAR is another favorite. The DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY is only an hour away from Jacksonville. We attend the Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400 every year.
Outdoor Recreational Activities:
Jacksonville has the largest urban park system in the nation. My child played many sports so we spent a lot of time at many of these parks. On weekends we loved to spend time at the beach. We particularly liked the beaches in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Fernandina. Jacksonville beach is pet friendly! Many residents take their pets to the beach for an early or evening run. The beach is Jacksonville is also great for adventure. Many students pick up surfing lessons or have beach sporting events at the beach.
Dining and Social Life:
Living in Jacksonville as long as we have, we know a lot of people and have a lot of social engagements. We attend fundraisers and different events at venues such as Epping Forest Country Club. Jacksonville offers a wide range of dining options. My favorite cuisine is Japanese but I sometimes like to step it up a notch at Ruth’s Chris.
Also, many of the student organizations on campus host social events at various restaurants around town including Black Sheep in Riverside and Painting with a Twist, to just name a few. Two of the favorites among the students for Mexican cuisine are Taco Lu and La Napolera. Both restaurants have great prices and delicious authentic Mexican dishes.
Although there are many things to do in Jacksonville, the city is within driving distance to Orlando, Miami, and Atlanta. Jacksonville is great place for students to live, work, and play while taking a break from classes and studying!
Please visit www.visitjacksonville.com to find other exciting things to do in Jacksonville, Florida.