Best Places to Take Pictures around Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville. This corner of Florida expresses it’s one-of-a-kind character in its unique heritage of the outdoors, multiple historic periods and a distinctly “Jax” identity that manifests in the music of today. Indeed, with all that has imbued generations of Jacksonville residents with a special energy and inspiration, this is also true for the sights visitors and locals alike can find here. Read on for some of our favorite places to take pictures here around Jacksonville. 

Southbank Riverwalk

Make Jacksonville’s skyline and the St. Johns river your backdrop, and take your party to the Southbank Riverwalk for great pictures of you and Jacksonville! This is a great way to see so much of Jacksonville’s proud and growing downtown, while also passing a number of water and light installations downtown. The proximity to the many celebrated restaurants and water taxis in this part of Jacksonville also make it an easy addition to any travel itineraries.

The Florida Theater

The Iconic Florida sign on the building’s front exterior is a bold and loud announcement to any album or social media feed that in fact, yes, you are in Florida! This iconic venue features tall, roomy and intricate spaces, perfect for formal shoots and can suit both groups large and small.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

For those animal photographers and those wanting to catch a photo with a true Jacksonville celebrity, look no further than the famous furry faces of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! This can be a fun and interactive addition to any travel plans, including close ups with tigers, giraffes, and seals! Among the many animals visitors can see and even take pictures with, there are also the many immersive footpaths and corners of the gardens on site, offering exotic and verdant backdrops for a number of photography ideas.

James Weldon Johnson Park

This downtown park is the pulse of Jacksonville close to so much in Jacksonville, and features one particular face—and we literally mean face—the MOSHmouth! Fans of Attack on Titan and surreal art alike will delight in this bizarre attraction, a giant face with it’s mouth agape, where you and your party can take a bewildering photo sure to start conversations! As we mentioned, the central location of this park makes it an easy addition to any shopping, sightseeing or dining plans, an easy and convenient stop!

St. Augustine

While technically a 45 minute drive out of Jacksonville proper, this attraction of North Florida features opulent Floribbean and Spanish colonial architecture, where visitors can tour the streets of the oldest city of the Americas, enjoy beaches, and the rich diversity of this North Floridian jewel. If your party is getting around by car here in Jacksonville, a trip to St. Augustine is a sure way to encounter tons of photo opportunities and fill a day with sightseeing and new experiences!

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