10 Things Jaxsons Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

According to our friends at Movoto Real Estate blog, here's 10 things Jaxsons will have to explain to out-of-towners.

Published December 4, 2014 in Culture - MetroJacksonville.com

1. You Don’t Have To Go Far To Stumble Upon An Art Museum

With The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, MOCA Jacksonville, and numerous galleries in the Jax area, it’s not hard to just get some culture in via osmosis.

2. Anything Can Go On A Biscuit When It’s This Good

Source: Maple Street Biscuits via Facebook

Modern Southern comfort food—all served on some fluffy, delicious biscuits. That’s what keeps Jax locals coming back to Maple Street Biscuits.

3. Picky Beer Drinkers Will Always Find A Home Here

Can’t find what you want on tap? Engine 15 Brewing Company in Jacksonville Beach allows you to brew your own beer with blueberries, honey, and other fun ingredients to make it just how you like it. If you like it poured for you, Kickbacks Gastropub has an amazing draft selection.

4. The River Is Running And So Is Everyone Else

The Gate River Run is an annual tradition in Jax, and it’s an institution as the best 15K race in the United States.

5. Sixty Seasons And JSO Is Still Going Strong

Jacoby Symphony Hall—arguably one of the best venues for acoustic performances in all of Florida—is home to the long-running Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, and you have to hear them to believe just how good they are.

6. Tonight’s Dinner Special Is A Serving Of Nostalgia

Source: Visit Jacksonville via Facebook

Alhambra Theatre and Dining is the oldest dinner theatre in the whole country, and it does it right, with a perfect pairing of modern, amazing shows and that retro vibe that will make you feel right at home.

7. What Do Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles Have In Common?

The answer is Jacksonville. So many African American musicians brought fame and glory to the Ritz Theatre, making Jax known as the Harlem of the South. Their spirit was imbued in the place when it was rebuilt and reopened 16 years ago.

8. No One Calls It The TaxSlayer Bowl, Sorry

Source: TaxSlayer Bowl via Facebook

The Gator Bowl may have gotten a sponsored name change, but that doesn’t mean football-loving Jacksonville locals have to change what they call it.

9. This Is One T-Rex That Will Never Go Extinct

Source: REXFANS via Facebook

The 20-foot orange dinosaur has survived extinction more than once in its Jacksonville home, and along the way it became a beloved city landmark.

10. Get It Right, This Isn’t Miami Beach

If you want flash and glam, with noisy parties and loads of tourists, better head to Miami. Jacksonville locals know that beaches should be relaxing and peaceful, so you can hear all of the sounds of the sea on undeveloped coastlines.

Source: Movoto Insider's 26 Things People From Jacksonville Have To Explain To Out-Of-Towners

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