Where to Shop in Northeast Florida

Shopping in Northeast Florida

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North Florida is a charming place with lots of history. As you admire the cities and towns of the region, take the time to shop in North Florida. You’ll find everything from souvenirs to apparel.

City Gate

Located in St. Augustine, City Gate was first built in 1808. Although everything else has changed, the Coquina pillars used at the entrance remain the same. But City Gate isn’t only a place to view history; it’s also a place to go shopping.

From the beginning, City Gate has been a happening marketplace. Today, it’s home to shops that sell souvenirs, clothing, art, and much more.

Pepper Palace brings the spice, with more hot sauces than you can imagine. If you want to check out some quirky gifts, head into Silver Feather Jewelry and Gifts. You probably won’t walk out empty-handed.

As you walk the streets, you can admire the architecture and history. Shopping in City Gate is as fun as it is culturally-fulfilling.

San Marco’s Square

Ready for some shopping in Jacksonville? If so, make your way over to San Marco’s Square. The square is a historic neighborhood located only a few minutes from Downtown Jacksonville. In addition to finding a fountain of lions waiting to greet you, you’ll also see many boutiques and art galleries.

If you want to pick up some cute cards or buy stationary to send home notes, stop in the Write Touch. Browse an impressive selection of books at the San Marco Bookstore, and be sure to look at some of their toys.

For those who want trendy clothing, Rosie True is the spot. They have youthful clothing that makes an impression. If you have designer style, check out The Snob. It’s a consignment shop that only sells high-quality items. At Underwood, there’s a large selection of interesting jewelry.

Cholokka Boulevard

Looking for shopping in Micanopy? The historical town doesn’t have luxury stores or big chains. Instead, it has stores that make you feel as if you were living decades ago.

For antiques, look no further than Micanopy Modern. Don’t let the name fool you; the shop is an antique furniture store that has timeless pieces. To spend more time in the past, walk into Winters Past. The store has vintage clothing and accessories for those who admire historical fashion.

You can step back in time and shop in the Mosswood Farm Store and Bakehouse. The shop was modeled to look like an old general store and sells products that are reminiscent of the early 1900s. They sell sustainable products, which includes homemade soaps and jellies. The Micanopy Trading Outpost offers a similar experience, as it captures a piece of history. However, it sells antiques and collectibles.

Union Street Station Pedestrian Mall

Historic downtown Gainesville is a top spot for shopping. If you’re in the area, you can’t miss the Union Street Station. The building itself attracts the eyes of those who pass by. It features a design reminiscent of the French Quarter. There are beautiful balconies and ornate walkways.

The shops in the mall are all located on the ground floor, along with cafes and restaurants. Although some pedestrians come for the food, others come for the shopping. You can buy vinyl records at Hear Again Music. If you’re interested in artwork, head to Artisans’ Guild Gallery. They also sell distinctive gifts of all types. Satisfy your needs for vintage apparel at Persona Vintage Clothing.

If you’re looking to explore the heart of Gainesville, you need to stop at Union Street Station. The pedestrian mall is a great place to spend a few hours shopping, eating, and having fun.


A popular neighborhood in Jacksonville, Southside is a riverfront destination with historical significance, outdoor entertainment, and incredible shopping. As you walk the area, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking views of the river.

At the St. John’s Town Center, there’s a combination of retail, dining, and tourist businesses. The center boasts more than 1.1 million square feet of space. In the vicinity, you can find Tinseltown. The area has a movie theater, great nightlife, and plenty of shopping. Here, the shops are unique and most of them are locally-owned.

If you want a more upscale experience, you should shop at the Avenues Mall. In the mall, there are all of your favorite shops. Check out H&M, Pandora, and the Loft.

With so many different shopping options, Southside has a lot to offer. The area lets you satisfy all of your shopping desires.

Beaches Town Center

Neptune Beach isn’t far from Jacksonville, but it feels far from the big city. While you’re there, you should stop at the Beaches Town Center for a unique experience.

The center is pedestrian-friendly and features boutiques, restaurants, and two large hotels. It’s as popular with tourists as it is with locals, due to the impressive selection of stores. As you shop, you’ll be calmed by the ocean breeze and the relaxed atmosphere.

One of the more interesting stores in the area is Fig and Willow. The shop was created to showcase fashionable items at affordable prices. Although the styles are always the latest trends in fashion, the prices aren’t high.

If you’re interested in some International wares, stop at the Bali Cargo Company. The business features products that were shipped in from Bali. Many of the items they sell were made by Balinese residents or craftsmen.

Embrace the local life at Jax Surf and Paddle. While there, pick out a new swimsuit or admire the surfboards. It’s only one of the great ways to enjoy Neptune Beach.

A1A strip

The A1A winds along Neptune Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Jacksonville Beach. At almost any point along the road, you can find excellent shopping spots.

For a taste of culture, examine the artwork at J. Johnson Gallery. Only one block from the beach and pier, it’s a great place to stop before you head to the beach.

If you’re in the mood for light reading, check out BookMark. Located along A1A in Neptune Beach, this book store has a large selection of interesting books. While you’re there, pick up a few books to read at the beach.

For souvenirs, shop at Cottage by the Sea. The store has coastal decor, gifts, and more. Stop anywhere along the road and take advantage of the shopping.

Ready to Shop in North Florida?

It’s time to explore all the shopping that North Florida has to offer. Pick a few from the list above and get ready to shop.

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Also, while we do our best to highlight LGBTQ-friendly destinations and businesses, info provided is based solely on personal experience and recommendations by community partners. We hope that nobody experiences discrimination or homophobia while visiting Florida and beyond, but we make no guarantees. Please inform us if you experience discrimination or homophobia while visiting any destination so we can make updates to our recommendations.

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