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Downtown on a Friday night with kids?

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Downtown on a Friday night with kids?

We will be stopping in Jacksonville for the night on our way to Florida's gulf coast. We will be traveling with two kids and will be there on a Friday night. I was interested in going to the downtown/riverwalk area for dinner so we could experience a little of the city instead of just staying in a suburb area and eating at a chain. However, I'm looking for feedback as to whether this is a good idea with kids? Is the area safe to walk around? Kid friendly?

I had thought about seeing the Friendship fountain and perhaps walking over the main street bridge. Again this would be early evening/dinner time. Good ideas or no?

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1. Re: Downtown on a Friday night with kids?

Great ideas! For it.

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2. Re: Downtown on a Friday night with kids?

Yes, it's a good idea. I highly recommend taking them to Candy Apple Cafe for dinner and Sweet Pete's. Same building/owners. Your kid's minds will be blown. They can watch candy being made in the factory if the timing is right. http://candyapplecafeandcocktails.com

http://www.sweetpetescandy.com/

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3. Re: Downtown on a Friday night with kids?

Yes, your kids may enjoy the fountain and a bridge walk. Sweet Pete's/Candy Apple Cafe was featured on the TV show 'The Profit' and it's awesome for kids (and adults!). Since you'll be in the vicinity of the fountain, consider dinner at the River City Brewing Company where you can eat on the deck right on the river. They have a children's menu. Have fun!

Vicki

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