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View of driftwood on a sandy beach at sunset.



Touring beautiful Jacksonville makes for a great time by itself, but you might as well take the chance to get some envy-inducing photos for your social media while you’re at it. Here are seven sweet spots in and around Jacksonville to spice up your Instagram. 

Boneyard Beach

Head out to Boneyard Beach, a local favorite, for some stunning shots of the ocean. You’ll capture awesome views of the Nassau Sound, and you can pose in and around the dramatic driftwood that gives this beach its spooky name.

Cosmic Crystals Mural

Beam yourself into space with some fun photos in front of Cosmic Crystals, a space-themed mural full of colorful extraterrestrials. You’ll find this cool all-women collaborative project located on Main Street in Jacksonville’s Springfield Historic District.

Bulls Bay Waterfall

Nothing says IG like a good waterfall pic, and Jacksonville has the perfect spot to snap one at the Bulls Bay Preserve Trail. You’ll find this popular trail off of Plank Road, near Highway 90 and I2095. A short mile-long walk lets you enjoy gorgeous green plant life and leads you past a pleasant waterfall that makes a great backdrop. 

Black History Tribute Murals at Jessie Ball duPont Center

You may not think Instagram when you hear Jessie Ball duPont Center – but a series of beautiful, powerful murals outside the nonprofit complex are well worth the trip. A triptych on curved walls by artist Celso González honors the city’s minority heritage with depictions of cultural, social, and educational leaders Zora Neale Hurston, Ebony Payne-English, Rutledge Pearson, Rodney L. Hurst, Eartha M.M. White, and Johnnetta Cole.

River & Post Rooftop Bar

Spend an evening at River & Post, munching on BBQ Bacon Shrimp and sipping on cold beverages while you snap amazing photos on your smartphone. Their rooftop bar in Five Points offers the perfect vantage point of the city skyline, and you’ll have plenty of goodies to enjoy, too.

Phlegm Street Mural

Climb into the bill of this amazing bird creature by UK street artist Phlegm, located near Union Street and Main Street. The clever illusionistic details and exceptional artistry make this mural a must-visit.

James Weldon Johnson Park

Established as a public square around 1857 and officially Jacksonville’s oldest city park, James Weldon Johnson Park (formerly Hemming Park) isn’t much of a secret. Still, it offers a bunch of cool sculptural features that make for great photo opps, and it’s a quintessential Jacksonville experience. 

For more on can’t-miss sights around Jacksonville, make sure to check out the Wimberly at Deerwood blog.