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.
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!
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.
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.