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“Needs Revitalization”

Jacksonville Landing
Ranked #28 of 167 things to do in Jacksonville
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Owner description: Nestled along the gorgeous St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Landing is home to year-round entertainment, a wide variety of waterfront dining options and a cozy inside shopping mall all of which are sure to complete an afternoon or evening of fun. For more than 25 years, The Jacksonville Landing has been the spot to stop in downtown Jacksonville. The Landing hosts more than 600 events each year including Florida/Georgia Weekend Celebrations, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, New Year’s Eve and TaxSlayer Bowl Celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day and July 4th. Weekly events include live weekend entertainment in the center courtyard offering a variety of music including classic rock, oldies, contemporary, jazz, and top 40. The Landing also hosts a myriad of events for the community such as charity walks and runs and the Earth Day Ecology Fair. There is always something going on at The Jacksonville Landing, and a complete list of all Landing events can be found in the events section. Restaurants at The Landing provide a great view of the gorgeous St. Johns River. Visiting each restaurant is like experiencing a different cuisine and a different atmosphere each time you make your way to Downtown Jacksonville. All of the restaurants are open seven-days-a-week for lunch and dinner with the exception of Village Bread Cafe, which is open for breakfast and lunch. The Landing is also home to Mavericks Live, a nightclub which offers a variety of late-night entertainment plus national concert acts for a fun night full of dancing and good times.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Thomasville, Georgia
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Needs Revitalization”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The river view is wonderful and the walk along the river is refreshing and calming. They need a better variety of places to eat and shop. I'm not into the bar scene and most of the places are bars. I think they could generate a lot of revenue if they would make some major upgrades to the area.

Visited February 2014
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Jacksonville Landing, billed as being a riverfront attraction with shops and restaurants, was a disappointment. The restaurants were mostly low level chains such as Hooters or fast food. There was a food-court that was similar to what you'll find in many older shopping malls. The few shops were schlocky t-shirt and hat stores. The river view is nice, but that's it.

Visited February 2014
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West Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“May have been something at one time”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Went over to JL for dinner on a Wednsday night. Arrived at 7:00pm and the place was DEAD. We ended up in an Italian restaurant (can't remember the name) and once inside it started to rain. We had to switch tables because the roof was leaking onto our table. Considering this is to be the downtown of a major city..... I don't get it, everything is dead quite...nothing around at all. Was actually depressing.

Visited February 2014
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MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“New Years Eve”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We were in town for the Gator Bowl. We went to the Landing on New Years Eve. We had dinner at a Irish pub. They had live music and the food was outstanding.

Visited December 2013
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North Georgia
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42 reviews
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“Picked up on the weekend, slow during the week.”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Somewhat dingy but to be expected on a waterfront. Views are excellent as were several restaurants. Live bands on the weekends and THE place to be during a game weekend as the stadium is within sight of here.

Visited September 2013
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