Jacksonville has many superior stretches of sand, but the one favored by local gay men is the secluded section of Guana Tolomato Reserve, Ponte Vedra Beach. With more than 73,000 acres, this aquatic preserve between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, includes beaches, sand dunes, salt marches, tidal wetland and estuarine lagoons.
Drive a few miles south, down A1A, to Ponte Vedra Beach. The unofficial gay meet-up at Guana’s first beach access point, reached by a boardwalk that winds down a 40-foot-tall dune system to a pristine stretch of secluded sand.
Time warp. Located only about 20 miles south of Jacksonville's southernmost reaches, St Augustine -- aka the "nation's oldest city" -- is home to scads of adorable gay-owned B&Bs.
Locals who are over the bar scene, or maybe just need a little break from it, tend to congregate in the uber-gay-friendly Five Points historic district of shops and restaurants in the Riverside area.
There's no better place to get an eyeful of muscle than Jacksonville Municipal Stadium during a Jaguars game. Bonus: The Jaguars offer some of the lowest ticket prices in the NFL.
Scope local art -- and plenty of cute local guys -- at bars, restaurants, galleries and museums throughout the urban core during downtown Jacksonville's monthly Art Walk, which takes place from 5 to 9 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. The event is sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville.