Jacksonville has a lot to offer in the fall. If you and your S/O are looking for new date ideas to try, pick one of these autumn outings in the city for a little romance.

Here are 11 romantic date ideas in Jacksonville for this fall.

St. Johns River Taxi

Price: $20 a person

Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Address: 3326-1 Lakeshore Blvd., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: You can take a romantic ride at sunset on the St. Johns River.

Moonlight Movies

Price: Free

Hours: next ones on Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Address: 75 N. 1st St. at Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach

Why You Need To Go: These moonlight showings on the beach are a romantic twist on a classic movie date. Share a blanket under the stars while you enjoy a fall flick.

Jacksonville Zoo Botanical Garden

Price: $20 for non-members, $10 for members

Hours: Garden Tour on Saturdays at 9 a.m.

Address: 370 Zoo Pkwy., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: This botanical garden tour at the Jacksonville Zoo makes for a magical date. Stroll through lush plants and colorful flowers and learn how to hone your green thumb.

Alhambra Dinner Theatre

Price: Tickets range from $54 to $61

Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Address: 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Go for old-timey romance at Alhambra, the "oldest continuously operating equity dinner theater" in the nation. Alhambra serves you dinner and cocktails while you watch popular performances like Elf and Mama Mia!


Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 

Price: $10 for adults

Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m, closed Monday

Address: 829 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: You will feel like you're in Versailles when you stroll through the historic garden at Cummer. Or, you can browse the beautiful fine art indoors.

Diamond D. Ranch 

Price: $50 for a 1-hour trail ride

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Address: 5903-1 Solomon Rd., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Go horseback riding this fall at Diamond D. Ranch for a creative date. You and your S/O will get gorgeous fall views along the riding trail while you learn the rich history of the ranch.

Dowless Blueberry Farm

Price: Free entry

Hours: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m

Address: 7010 Ricker Rd., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Pick a barrel of sweet blueberries this fall at Dowless Blueberry Farm. You can make blueberry pancakes in the morning!

Jacksonville Ice

Price: $12

Hours: Evenings and Weekends, Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, Saturday from noon to 4 p.m and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, and Sunday noon to 3 p.m.

Address: 3605 Philips Hwy. in Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Lace on your skates for a romantic date this fall at Jacksonville Ice. It'll feel like a real fall evening in the rink, so bundle up in cozy sweaters and jeans and show off your ice skating skills.

Congaree and Penn

Price: Activity prices vary; look here

When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

Address: 11830 Old Kings Rd., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: This September on Explore The Farm Day, you two can take a farm tour, pet the farm goats, learn about honey bees, and stroll through the beautiful fall foliage at Congaree and Penn.

Bry-Gooding Planetarium

Price: $15

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Address: 1025 Museum Circle at the Mosh Museum of Science & History in Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Stare at the stars with your S/O this fall. This creative date at the planetarium has romance and a little stardust. Choose a planetarium show like "Skies Over Jacksonville" and find constellations together.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

Price: $3 donation requested

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Address: 1445 Millcoe Rd., Jacksonville

Why You Need To Go: Have a picnic beneath a giant oak tree at Jacksonville Arboretum. Bring a blanket and take in the colorful garden scenery while you relax in the mild fall air.


These 11 date ideas are sure to bring a little romance to your life! Choose your favorites and enjoy Jacksonville in the fall with your S/O.

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