Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville, Florida

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville, Florida

Whether you are in the area for a vacation at the beach or if you are just passing through along the interstate, Jacksonville, Florida has a lot to offer for those who are in the area! To some, Jacksonville can tend to have multiple personalities: there is the downtown area with the tall skyscrapers and urban metropolis, there is a beach town vibe with the fresh seafood and kitschy beach shops, and then there is the rising neighborhoods dedicated to authentic craftsmanship and artisan goods. No matter what you preferences, there is something for everyone. But today, I am delving into the beauty of the city. Within the area, there are quirky little murals, gorgeous natural attractions, and perfectly even some retro architecture that make cool spots for photos in Jacksonville, Florida. Check out my pinned map below!

Cool Photo Spots in Jacksonville, FL on Roadtrippers

 

1. Driftwood Beach at Big Talbot State Park

Driftwood Beach in Big Talbot State Park is full of trees that have been petrified with the salty ocean water and drifted up to this one spot on the beach. Tons and tons of trees that make a spooky backdrop especially on a dreary day!

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Driftwood beach at Big Talbot State Park

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Driftwood beach at Big Talbot State Park

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Driftwood beach at Big Talbot State Park



 

2. The Florida Theatre

Start at the Florida Theatre where the retro marquee in the perfect shade of Millenial Pink and reminds of the middle of the 19th century!

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Florida Theatre

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Florida Theatre



 

3. Main Street Bridge

In a bright and shocking color of blue, this industrial bridge is perfect for a backdrop of the edgy variety! You can also walk on the bridge if you want but I ran out of time for my visit.

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Main Street Bridge

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Main Street Bridge

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Main Street Bridge



 

4. Treaty Oak

This giant oak tree is so heavy, the limbs are laying on the ground! This is shockingly surrounded by office buildings which was definitely not what I was expecting. There is a wooden walkway that leads you under the canopy of the tree.

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Treaty Oak

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Treaty Oak

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Treaty Oak

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | The Treaty Oak



 

5. Monstera Leaf Mural

This was my favorite mural I visited! This on trend monstera leaves with black and white stripes throughout is on the front of an events space building. It’s huge! Just around the corner was the quirky cactus that I had to visit for a photo, too!

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | King Street Monstera Leaf Mural

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | King Street Monstera Leaf Mural

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | King Street Monstera Leaf Mural



Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | King Street Monstera Leaf Mural

 

6. Jellyfish and Sunflower Murals

Hidden in a alley behind the JW Discount store in Murray Hill, there are two charming murals full of color: one is a sunflower mural that has stone accents in the center and the other is a jellyfish of all shades that screams Florida!

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Murray Hill Sunflower Mural

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Murray Hill Jellyfish Mural




7. Jacksonville Beach

Visiting the beach on a sunny day is a must! The beautiful Atlantic is no Caribbean blue but it is definitely worth a visit for the pretty beach backdrop.

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Jacksonville Beach

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Jacksonville Beach



Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Jacksonville Beach

Cool spots for photos in Jacksonville | Jacksonville Beach

 

**BONUS Foodie tips**

Stop in San Marco area for some amazing places to grab some grub! The Taverna has delicious cocktails and a superb brunch menu!

For some tacos with a kick, check out TacoLu. I did a taste test of 4 tacos and they were all next level fresh and flavorful!

 

Have you ever been to Jacksonville? Know of any cool spots for photos in Jacksonville? Comment your suggestions below!

xx,
Sami

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18 Comments

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 18, 2018 / 9:33 am

      They are all so different and varied in beauty! JAX is definitely a blast!

  1. February 24, 2018 / 11:04 am

    I just love that you featured the Florida Theatre! I grew up in Jacksonville and spent MUCH of my childhood there, backstage, onstage, AND in the audience. I miss it (and Florida!) very much and the FT will always feel a bit like home to me. Did you get a chance to go in? It’s absolutely beautiful 🙂

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 24, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Ah I wish I did but they were closed and recovering from a concert the previous night and gearing up for another that night (Jake Owen maybe?) Jax is so fun and it’s close enough for me to pop down from South GA!

      • February 26, 2018 / 4:35 pm

        Next time, then! And if you haven’t been, definitely spend a day (or two!) in St Augustine on your next visit. It’s one of my all-time favorite places <3

        • Sami Mastrario
          Author
          February 26, 2018 / 5:24 pm

          I have been a few times but I am always up for another trip. It happens to be on the route to my family’s annual beach trip. I was dying to go to Cousteau’s Waffle and Milkshake Bar but I could not find parking ANYWHERE! I need to go back when it’s not high tourist season!

  2. February 24, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Thanks for this post, Sami! I’ve never been to Jacksonville (unless you count being grounded at the Jacksonville airport when there was a storm in Tampa), but I’ve heard great things! Your post definitely made me want to visit. I love the colorful murals and the giant oak tree looks impressive! Great photos too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 24, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      oh no! but at least you were at a nice airport – I love the JAX airport. It’s small but so lovely! Glad you loved the post! ❤️

  3. February 25, 2018 / 1:13 am

    Those murals are so cool. They definitely make for great photos.

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:58 am

      I agree! I’m such a sucker for a good mural!

  4. February 25, 2018 / 2:43 am

    Both murals are beautiful!! That is definitely where I would go to snap some cool photos!

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:58 am

      Right?! I am always searching for cool ones wherever I visit.

  5. February 25, 2018 / 7:36 am

    I have been to Florida many times but i have never been to Jacksonville. Looks like there are so many cool photo opportunities. I particularly like the murals. They are so cool and would make for great images both close up and far away. Thanks for sharing these awesome spots!

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 8:59 am

      Everyone thinks of Florida and the beach in the same sentence so I definitely tried to bring out more of it’s artsy side!

  6. kmuya94
    February 25, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Beautiful locations! I especially like the murals! Colour makes everything better! Great blog 🙂

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      February 25, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Isn’t that the truth?! I love how no mural is ever the same. That makes it extra special. 🌈

  7. March 5, 2018 / 11:42 am

    I wish I had an eye for photo taking…the scenery definitely helped inspire me to look for locations in my neck of the woods. I only hope I can do it justice the way you did 😊

    • Sami Mastrario
      Author
      March 5, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      It is definitely something you can learn! I am a photographer so I can envision what would look good in photos but it took a lot of practice to figure it out. And you are so sweet! Thanks so much! <3

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