The Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 29 2021

Looking for some great places to take pictures in Jacksonville?

One of the most fun things to do in a city is finding great spots to snap pics to post on Instagram! Luckily, taking photos in Jacksonville is easy because the city is full of Instagrammable spots.

To be honest, Jacksonville is so gorgeous that it’s not hard to find places in Jacksonville to get some great Instagram photos. You can just stop at any one of the many beaches or parks to get a jaw-dropping photo! However, you’re probably looking for some really unique places to take pictures – the spots that will make your Instagram followers beg you to tell them where it was taken!

Without further ado, here are the 10 most Instagrammable spots in Jacksonville, Florida!


1. The Elbow Alley behind Spliffs Gastropub

Photo Source: The Elbow

This alleyway, also referred to as The Bend, features some pretty incredible artistry. This isn’t your typical alleyway – it’s one that is rife with color, life, and pride for the beautiful city that is Jacksonville, Florida. Take a walk down the Elbow Alley to see the commissioned murals that local artists have painted and, of course, snap some pics!


2. The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Not only is visiting the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens a fun thing to do in Jacksonville, but it’s a great place to get captivating photos that you can’t get anywhere else! The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was once an old strip mine. It was left unused for 30-years and the nearby Arlington East Water Treatment Facility used it as a dumping grounds. Thankfully, the land was reclaimed by the city and transformed into the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens that we know and love today! 

Anyone is welcome to take personal photos within the botanical gardens, but just make sure you’ve very careful about where you step! They have had problems recently with people trampling flowers to get the perfect shot. 


Photo Source: Unsplash

3. Treaty Oak

There is a massive – and we mean massive – Southern Oak tree in Jesse Ball duPont Park. At around 250-years old, it’s most likely the oldest living thing in all of Jacksonville! The trunk is a whopping 8-feet thick and its branches are the size of a regular tree trunk. They’re so big that some of them are resting on the ground! This is a great spot to take photos in Jacksonville because the sheer size of the tree will surely make people stop scrolling and say “WOW!” 

Just be careful if you decide to climb up on the branches for a photo! Even the best Instagram photo isn’t worth falling out of a tree for. 


4. Black Sheep Restaurant & Rooftop Bar

If you’re not afraid of heights, you have to stop at Black Sheep to snap a photo (and have a cold beverage, of course!).

The rooftop patio overlooks Downtown Jacksonville and you can even get a glimpse of the ocean from up there! It’s really the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram photo.

Pro tip: Visit Black Sheep just before sunset so you can take advantage of that Golden Hour glow


5. Graffiti Junktion

Photo Source: Graffiti Junktion

Graffiti Junktion is a burger bar in Jacksonville that you absolutely cannot miss if you’re looking for a unique Instagram photo. Inside the bar, you’ll find graffiti-covered tables, and massive murals. Not to mention, the burgers there are pretty great! Going to Graffiti Junktion is a great thing to do in Jacksonville, especially if you love burgers, beer, and street art.


6. Chamblin’s Bookmine

Whether you love to read or just want an aesthetically pleasing photo, you’ve got to check out Chamblin’s Bookmine on Roosevelt Boulevard. There are towers of bookshelves that go from the floor to the ceiling that make for beautiful backdrops. There’s even a cafe inside and a mural painted above their sign outside! With so many opportunities for great Instagram photos, stopping by Chamblin’s has to be one of the things you do in Jacksonville. 


7. The Florida Theater

The Florida theater is a popular photo location in Jacksonville

You can take some really aesthetically pleasing photos in front of the Florida Theater – it’s almost like it was made for Instagram! Of course, the theater was built long ago (in 1927!) and you can tell just by looking at it. The pink sign has been illuminated and calling theater-goers for nearly a hundred years, and now you can give it a new purpose by using it as a backdrop for your next Instagram photo! It’s a great way to snap a photo that combines the old with the new while paying homage to Jacksonville’s Roots.


8. Southbank Riverwalk

You can take a photo in Jacksonville at the Southbank Riverwalk
Photo source: EU Jacksonville

The Riverwalk has tons of spots to take great photos in Jacksonville. First, there are brightly colored pavers that guide you along the St. Johns River and to the recently renovated Navy Memorials. Once the sun goes down, LED lights illuminate overhead sails structures and make for some awe-inspiring nighttime photos! But, wait – there’s more! Head below the Main Street Bridge (don’t worry, there aren’t any trolls) and see the incredible work of art by Roux Art, called “Mirrored River: Where Do You See Yourself?”

There, you are surrounded by a wall with thousands of tiny mirrors on one side and clear glass walls that hold back the St. Johns River on the other side. This is seriously one of the best things to do in Jacksonville – you have to check it out!


9. Dreamette

Calling all foodie Instagrammers! You have got to stop at Dreamette in Jacksonville while you’re here.

They have pretty much perfected the ice cream game – they’ve been doing it for over 60 years!

You can get your cone dipped in strawberry or chocolate shell, you can get a dish just for your pup, you can even get a dual cone ice cream cone.

They also offer milkshakes and sundaes if you feel like getting something other than a traditional ice cream cone.

Don’t be afraid to customize your cone to the nines! All those toppings will make for a unique photo in Jacksonville.


10. CoRK Arts District in Riverside

The CoRK Arts District in Riverside consists of over 80,000 square feet of warehouse space that has been converted into an artist’s mecca.

CoRK was created to support local artist’s creative endeavors and bring the creative community in Jacksonville closer together.

If you’re too hot to explore Jacksonville looking for street art and wall murals, CoRK is the perfect place to find those things indoors!

There are also smaller art installations to check out and you might even be able to meet some of the artists!


And there you have it! 

The top 10 most Instagrammable places in Jacksonville. These are all great things to do in Jacksonville whether you’re here for vacation or just looking for something new and fun to do on the weekend.

Speaking of fun things to do in Jacksonville… Come visit us at The Escape Game in St. Johns Town Center!

The Escape Game is a great spot to take photos in Jacksonville
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