Galentine's Day

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • January 27, 2022

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Don’t know what to do with your favorite gal pals for Galentine’s Day? We’ve got your back! We put together a list of incredible spots you can take your friends in JAX to celebrate your girl-power friendships, throughout February and throughout the year! This list is perfect for any girls’ day out. Bring your friends, bring your mom, bring your sisters, we’ve got some spots to check off! 

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The District

The District has the cutest back patio ambiance that is matched with the most decadent foods for brunch, lunch, and dinner.  Not to mention you and your girlfriends can go all in and rent one of the yurts or brand new geoglobes to have the full boho experience.  You can’t do brunch without mimosas, and The District offers a variety of mimosa towers- or by experiencing their champagne gun fun! Check their website to reserve one of the yurts or geoglobes today!

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St. Augustine Experiences

Looking for a fun way to explore St. Augustine?  St. Augustine Experiences offers a multitude of unique walking tours for an inside peak into different gems around St. Augustine.  They host brewery, food and cocktail, chocolate, and land and sea tours.  This is perfect if you and your friends are looking for a unique bonding experience in St. Augustine, and you may even make some friends on the tour!

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Yoga Den

Let’s relax and connect our bodies and minds for Galentine’s Day.  Bend into the Yoga Den in Avondale.  They offer a variety of classes from beginner to advanced to fit any girl group.  Whether you just dabble in yoga or are full on yogis, they have a class for you and your gal pals.

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Wick: A Candle Bar

Gorgeous, gorgeous girls can never have too many candles- Definitely when making your own.  Take your gorgeous group of ladies to Wick to create your own natural, soy candles or customizable sprays, and maybe come up with your very own Galentine’s themed scent! 

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Le Dream Nails + Beauty Lounge

Not only can you and your girls get a fresh set of nails, Le Dream is gorgeous and has a photo op everywhere you go! Level up your Galentine’s and book Microblading with Le Dream to get those eyebrows on fleek! 

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Mayday Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Mayday’s artisanal ice cream!  This is the perfect Galentine’s Day stop if you and your squad have a sweet tooth.  Mayday has a variety of flavors always on display and even have multiple vegan and dairy free options- plus, their shops are so adorable and perfect backdrops for some Insta photos with the girls! With multiple locations in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, it will be hard to miss a delicious treat from this sweet spot. 

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904 Picnic Co.

904 Picnic Co. takes a picnic and adds a little spice.  I’m talking full glam picnicking.  Whether you want to picnic at the beach, a park, or in your own backyard, 904 Picnic Co. can make the picnic of your dreams to share with your friends.  Let them do the work, and just enjoy a luxurious moment with your favorite people.

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Crumbl Cookies

Melt in your mouth, gooey cookies is all I need to say.  Make Galentine’s Day extra sweet by getting cookies at CrumblCookies.  They have new flavors every week, so it’s always a yummy surprise walking in there. Whether you are getting cookies as a gift or taking an adventure with your girl group and need a sweet fix, this is the spot for you!

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JAX Flower Market

You don’t need a significant other to get you flowers.  Buy yourself the flowers!  Jacksonville Flower Market is the perfect spot to get yourself or your besties some flowers.  They have a wide array of flowers for you and your friends to go build your own DIY bouquet or if you aren’t feeling creatively inspired, the wonderful crew there will be happy to build one for you.  Make it a fun girl date and try to make your bestie a bouquet that they will adore.

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JAX Pottery Studio

Jax Pottery Studio is the Galentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving.  Why make Galentine’s Day one day when you can make it a girl’s night each week?  The studio offers classes for beginners to seasoned pottery artists.  They offer classes that take place once a week for 5 weeks bringing you through the whole process of creating your dream pottery piece.  Grab your fun, artsy, adventurous pals and make girl’s night a standing appointment.

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PINSPIRATION JAX

You all have countless Pinterest crafts you’ve been saving for who knows how long- now get together and actually do them at Pinspiration Jax! Jewelry stamping, wall art, acrylic pouring, they have so many crafts to choose from, and with no studio fee and all-inclusive pricing, they make it so easy! Browse their crafts and event schedule to choose a project you and your girls will love. 

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Painting with a Twist

Creative, artsy friend groups, this one is for you.  The Painting with a Twist instructors help everyone become an artist with their step by step painting class.  They have multiple paintings to choose from and are even offering some “Ladies’ Night” and “Galentine’s Day” paintings that will get all your friends in the Galentine’s Day spirit.  Check out their website to choose your painting now!

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Wildcrafters

 Is sober February a thing? Do you like cocktails, but don’t like the feeling or taste of alcohol?  Well, we have just the place for you.  Wildcrafters is a booze-free bar.  Yes, you heard that right, booze-free, but don’t let that deter you; their drinks are equal parts delicious and “instagrammable”.  Not to mention the atmosphere of Wildcrafters is the perfect spot to take all your friends to grab a drink and still be able to drive home afterwards.

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Lemon Bar

Okay, so this is 100% a Jacksonville staple.  Lemon Bar has the views and booze. What more can you ask for? With a phenomenal patio area, there is plenty of space for you and your girls to get some dinner and colorful drinks.  Get those tropical vibes at Lemon Bar to enjoy a chill Galentine’s Day dinner.

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Ida Claire

 You can find southern cooking at it’s finest at Ida Claire’s.  Not to mention in their outdoor area you can find some dreamy retro vibes with their airstream seating area that is fully reservable for all your friends.  Get your trendy drinks and delicious southern food while sitting with your favorite people in the cutest airstream you’ve ever seen.  Ida Claire’s gives the full “Ya’ll come on back now” vibes and we are here for it.  Go reserve their airstream through their website.

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SKATE STATION

We all want to be those cool girls on Tik Tok rollerblading, so get your group to test their skills at Skate Station! Dress up, fall down.. it’s a no judgement zone here! How fun would it be to dress all 70’s or 80’s for a girls night out at the skating rink? Oh- they also offer lessons so you can learn how to be the next viral roller skate squad! 

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THE LOCAL
Staycation GOALS! If you’re going to rent a hotel, you may as well have it be a boutique, Insta-worthy one! From the pink doors to the tropical wallpaper begging for Instagram photos, you and your girls will definitely get some cute pics! Take one of their bikes to downtown Saint Augustine or to the beach, swim in their cute pool, or get your workout on at Anastasia Fitness, where they have complimentary access! Girls trips to Saint Augustine *need* to stay at The Local. 

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