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Old 10.10.2015, 12:16 AM
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It's a little long of a walk. Taxi is probably better and can also catch the river taxi which might be a nice alternative (http://www.jaxrivertaxi.com/). Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is in that hotel if I recall correctly which is a nice slice of Americana dining if you're into that kind of thing. Pretty pricey though. Hope you have a great time at the game.
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Old 10.10.2015, 12:21 AM
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Thanks for the info as I will be coming up from Tampa on Wednesday November 18th by greyhound bus in time for the Thursday night game against the Titans staying for 2 nights at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront and needed some good advice of where to go and what to do.
Will be returning to Tampa on the Friday morning so I can do Cincinnati @ USF Bulls at 8pm then fly to Charlotte the next day and will see Redskins @ Panthers on the Sunday.
Before coming to Jacksonville I will be seeing Cowboys @ Bucs on the Sunday
A few other things I should have said. You'll probably want to taxi or uber from the greyhound station depending on what time of evening you arrive. You could walk it, but you'd have to cross the Main Street bridge and the area in the immediate vicinity of the bus station can be a little iffy at certain times. If you are in for a couple of days and based in downtown, I would recommend Riverside (Memorial Park, the museum area, the beer district). And if you can get to the beaches (a little bit of a haul), I would recommend doing so. I hope you enjoy your trip!
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Just popped back in to say thanks for your help guys particularly Baron Samedi and hb1148 and to offer up a couple of tips in return.
Seats in the South End zone get the shade first.
Take sun screen and a waterproof.
There was a mini Wembley style tailgate before the TNF game (not every Sunday)
Plenty of Food Outlets in the stadium and many are run by franchises rather than the bland run of the mill catering at most stadiums.
The souvenir cheap to refill cups are a boon and a saving if you are driving or going beer free. $7 for the first one and $3 to refill.
Compared to many stadiums the parking is easy to get into and out of, book in advance if you can.
Considering the stadium does not fill up for NFL games the crowd are still passionate, friendly and noisy.
Don't worry about missing a play the screens are HUGE and HD quality
I can vouch for the Landings as a pre game place, 20-30 minute walk from Everbank.
St Augustine and its history will keep you entertained for a day, as hb1148 says, just park the car and walk.
If you like shrimp go to O'Steens just across the bridge from "Old Town" St Augustine, top food, casual dress, no bookings, no alcohol and cash only. Well worth it, excellent shrimp.
Bonos BBQ restaurants are great and their sauces are some of the best.
Thanks a lot for your help guys.
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Old 17.12.2015, 12:46 AM
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Just popped back in to say thanks for your help guys particularly Baron Samedi and hb1148 and to offer up a couple of tips in return.
Seats in the South End zone get the shade first.
Take sun screen and a waterproof.
There was a mini Wembley style tailgate before the TNF game (not every Sunday)
Plenty of Food Outlets in the stadium and many are run by franchises rather than the bland run of the mill catering at most stadiums.
The souvenir cheap to refill cups are a boon and a saving if you are driving or going beer free. $7 for the first one and $3 to refill.
Compared to many stadiums the parking is easy to get into and out of, book in advance if you can.
Considering the stadium does not fill up for NFL games the crowd are still passionate, friendly and noisy.
Don't worry about missing a play the screens are HUGE and HD quality
I can vouch for the Landings as a pre game place, 20-30 minute walk from Everbank.
St Augustine and its history will keep you entertained for a day, as hb1148 says, just park the car and walk.
If you like shrimp go to O'Steens just across the bridge from "Old Town" St Augustine, top food, casual dress, no bookings, no alcohol and cash only. Well worth it, excellent shrimp.
Bonos BBQ restaurants are great and their sauces are some of the best.
Thanks a lot for your help guys.
Awesome, glad to hear you had a good time. Regarding the crowds in the stadium, they have tailed off in the last few years due to the Jag's fortunes on the field but as you mentioned the 60K or so that come tend to get into it full scale. Once the team starts winning again, seats will be hard to find.

On another topic, we went to the Wembley game this year and have been to a few other NFL venues. I think it is interesting how each location has it's own personality. But the NFL is the NFL and it's fun no matter where it is.
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