If you’re looking to get out without the kids and head out for a date night, here are a few of our favorite Jacksonville spots.

Date Night Destinations

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, what a perfect time to recommend a few exceptional “date night” venues. My favorite part of creating “Amy West Travel” is discovering new places in my hometown and beyond that I’ve never been to. They are home to some fabulous food, characters, and stories. Listed are my top five. 1. The Tasting Room […]

Gift Card Date Night!

I love gift cards. Honestly, who doesn’t love gift cards? I have a confession, though…I hoard my gift cards. Restaurant gift cards, clothing gift cards, movie gift cards, the list goes on and on. They never expire and I just keep accumulating them. I don’t know why I don’t use them. Because I forget about […]

Exploring Jacksonville One Craft Beer At A Time

The day a beautiful glass full of Southern Tier Pumking with a graham cracker ring was placed in front of me, I discovered a whole different world of what it means to drink beer. Jacksonville has a strong Craft Beer scene that has exploded over the last year, and when I heard about the Jax […]

Rediscovering a Beach Favorite – Mezza Restaurant and Bar

With two small children, going out to dinner requires some serious location consideration. We love finding places to take our family that don’t involve plastic silverware and a tunnel slide, but still offer something special for the kids. And sometimes, we are looking for a place with great atmosphere and delicious food for a grown-ups […]

Just Say YES: Our Favorite Adventurous Date Nights

I recently came upon an article about Shonda Rhimes’ new book coming out this fall entitled “Year of Yes.” The gist of it is she took a year and decided to say yes to anything that came her way even if she was scared of it. My husband proposed a similar idea a couple years ago–we […]

15 Budget Date Night Ideas in Jacksonville

Date night. Once you have kids, it can be difficult to find not only the time to go out, but also the money. Suddenly, dating becomes much more expensive, because in addition to paying for the night’s activity, couples usually have to pay for a babysitter. Add in a tough economy, and it can make […]

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