Nestled along the beautiful St. Johns River, Riverside/Avondale exudes luxury and charm. Majestic homes line the riverfront, including many turn-of-the-century mansions built in the Queen Anne Victorian style. Tree-lined streets with moss-draped oaks evoke the nostalgia of the Old South. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a must-see attraction, as well as the Riverside Arts Market – a lively Saturday market with arts, crafts, and entertainment.

The best times to visit are Saturday mornings for the Riverside Arts Market and during the Riverside Avondale Holiday Tour of Homes in December. Street parking is available, but fills up fast during popular events. Consider booking a charter bus to eliminate parking headaches! Your group can relax on board while your driver drops you off right at the entrance.

San Marco

Just south of Downtown sits the historic neighborhood of San Marco. Its centerpiece is San Marco Square, a picturesque public square surrounded by unique boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. Don’t miss the iconic Treaty Oak, a massive 500 year old tree sprawling over the square. Other highlights include Southside Baptist Church, one of Jacksonville’s oldest churches, and the San Marco Theatre, a 1920s movie palace.

Tuesday evenings are a great time to visit when many restaurants offer discounts and specials. If driving, allow extra time to find parking on the street. Or leave the driving to us and book a charter bus! Your group will avoid parking stress and have time to explore the neighborhood’s hidden gems.


Northeast of Downtown, Springfield charms with its historic architecture and artsy vibe. Klutho Park is a hub for community events and home to the beautiful Springfield Fountain. Wander down brick-paved streets to discover unique boutiques and eateries, as well as cultural attractions like the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and the Jacksonville Historical Society.

Springfield shines during local festivals and the neighborhood’s First Friday Art Walk every month. Parking can be tight, so let your charter bus driver handle drop-offs and pick-ups while your group enjoys this vibrant district.


No trip to Jacksonville is complete without visiting the beach! Three charming beach towns – Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, and Atlantic Beach – offer over 20 miles of sand, surf, and seaside fun. Build sandcastles, go surfing, play beach volleyball, or just relax oceanside. Popular attractions include Adventure Landing’s mini golf courses and arcades, the Beaches Museum, and the Little Talbot Island State Park.

The beaches get busy, especially on summer weekends. Avoid parking headaches and traffic by taking a charter bus. Your driver will know the best places to park and can drop your group right at the entrance to the beach access points.


South of the St. Johns lies Mandarin, Jacksonville’s “other side” with a slower pace of life. Meandering rivers, marshes, and preserved wilderness make Mandarin a nature lover’s paradise. The Mandarin Museum provides a glimpse into the area’s history as one of Florida’s first settlements. Walter Jones Historical Park is another highlight with its scenic hiking trails and historic buildings.

Visit Mandarin on a weekday morning and you’ll feel like you have the whole place to yourself! Your charter bus driver can recommend good spots to park right near the attractions.

Five Points

At the convergence of Riverside and Murray Hill lies the Five Points district, home to vintage shops, hip bars, and cozy cafes. The Sun-Ray Cinema is a historic single-screen theater perfect for catching unique indie flicks. And you can’t leave Five Points without trying Bold Bean Coffee Roasters, consistently ranked Jacksonville’s best coffee.

Five Points offers street parking, but spaces fill up fast on weekends. Avoid the headache by taking a charter bus and getting dropped off right at your destination!

Experience the Real Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s diverse neighborhoods each have their own unique personality and hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered. Let Charter Bus Company Jacksonville make exploring easy with our charter bus transportation services. Our drivers know the ins and outs of Jacksonville and can recommend the best places to go. And you’ll avoid parking hassles and traffic when you leave the driving to us.

Ready to book your neighborhood exploration of Jacksonville? Call us at 904-574-4038 for a free quote on a charter bus rental that fits your group’s needs. Our team is available 24/7 to help you plan the perfect day seeing Jacksonville’s top neighborhoods. Let’s get rolling!