This page provides “visitor” information for your benefit. Magnetics 2016 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront.
Below you will find information on:
A special room rate of $189 is available for attendees. Be sure to reserve your room by December 26th, 2015, to receive this special rate. Be sure to mention Webcom Communications when reserving.
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville-Riverfront
225 E Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Hungry? Tired of run-of-the-mill food? Florida is a crossroad of cultures and cuisines. Jacksonville offers everything from classic Southern dishes to Cuban delicacies. Your hotel is located in the historic neighborhood of Riverside which features many unique dining opportunities in a bohemian atmosphere. Nearby your hotel is the historic neighborhood of Avondale which also has plenty excellent
Black Sheep Restaurant
1534 Oak St, Jacksonville
Black Sheep is an independent restaurant located in Jacksonville’s historic 5-Points in Riverside. Black Sheep offers New American regional cuisine with an emphasis on fresh locally supplied ingredients.
887 Stockton Street, Jacksonville
This local favorite offers Tapas and traditional cooking from provincial Spain.
820 Lomax St., Jacksonville
Tapa That, located in Riverside offers Mediterranean tapas with a Latin American twist.
Hawker’s Asian Street Fare
1001 Park St, Jacksonville
Hawkers serves Asian style “tapas” including pot stickers, rice bowls and noodle dishes.
3630 Park St., Jacksonville
Regarded by many as the finest dining experience in Jacksonville, Orsay offers French bistro classics integrated with ingredients and cooking of the American South. Orsay also offers private dining for professional meetings and corporate entertaining.
La Cena Ristorante
211 N Laura St, Jacksonville
La Cena Ristorante is a local favorite, serving high-end Italian cuisine.
Blue Fish Restaurant & Oyster Bar
3551 Saint Johns Avenue, Jacksonville
The Blue Fish Restaurant is one of the most popular seafood venues in Jacksonville.
3585 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville
The Brick Restaurant offers creative twists on American bistro classics such as burgers, steaks and seafood. Great for al-fresco dining.
3556 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville
Founded in 1993 as a simple coffee shop and bakery, Biscotti serves unique, delicious New American cuisine, breakfast and brunch in a cool atmosphere. Biscotti’s enjoys a loyal local fan following.
Puerto Plata Restaurant
2045 Bayview Rd, Jacksonville
Puerto Plata is one of Jacksonville’s most popular Latin American/Caribbean venues. Puerto Plata serves authentic Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican cuisine in a non-pretentious dining environment.
Extending Your Stay? Jacksonville and Northeast Florida may not have the theme parks of Orlando or the nightlife of Miami, but there is plenty of hidden gems to discover. The whole region is ripe with history spanning from ancient Native American tribes, to 16th century explorers, to the Antebellum South, to the Civil War, to the roaring Twenties. Jacksonville boasts to have over 80,000 acres of green space, including 10 state & national parks and more than 400 city parks and gardens. Northeast Florida has long been a golfer’s paradise featuring courses designed by legendary players like Tom Fazio, Pete Dye, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Mark McCumber. Jacksonville also has more shoreline than any other city in the country. Many of its beaches are pristine and uncrowded.
Your hotel is situated in the historic Riverside neighborhood. Built between 1910 and 1930, Riverside is characterized by its well-preserved homes, churches, storefronts and apartment buildings. There are two beautiful parks in the two neighborhoods, Riverside Park and Memorial Park. Riverside Park is one of the oldest parks in the city. Memorial Park, designed by the Olmstead Brothers commemorates those Floridians who perished in the First World War.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer Museum, located in Riverside, is an art museum, specializing in historical and contemporary European and American artwork, as well as a series of artistic gardens. The museum’s most prized possession is a collection of Meissen porcelain.
Museum of Science and History
The Museum of Science and History (“MOSH”) features many interesting science exhibits and the history and ecology of Northeast Florida.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville
This art museum is run by the University of North Florida and is one of the largest contemporary art institutions of the Southeastern United States. The museum features hundreds of works by regional, national and international artists.
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
The Timucuan Preserve is a vast US national preserve consisting 46,000 acres of natural wetlands. Human history in the region dates back 2500 years to the Native Timucua people. There are several historic sites in the preserve, Fort Caroline is a fort built in the 16th Century by would-be French colonizers cut short by Spanish forces from nearby St. Augustine. The Memorial site also documents the history and lives of the Native Americans and their interactions with the European newcomers.
Also a part of the The Timucuan Preserve, the Kingsley Plantation is one of the best preserved plantations in the Southeastern United States. Visitors will have a chance to explore the lives of the Kingsley Family and the slaves that worked the plantation.
A must see for any fans of Jacksonville’s home NFL team.
Jacksonville is the official headquarters of the PGA Tour, so naturally Northeast is a golfer’s paradise. There are many great year-round golf courses to choose from in and surrounding Jacksonville, some of which are regarded as the best in the world.
Like much of Florida, Beach culture is king in Jacksonville. However, the beaches here are not nearly as packed or crowded as their more famous counterparts in southern Florida.
St. Augustine FL
Founded by Spanish explorers in 1565, St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the United States. Only 45 minutes south of Jacksonville, St. Augustine features a beautifully preserved historic town, fine restaurants and historic sites.
Known as the Isle of Eight Flags, Amelia Island is one of Florida’s barrier islands and the only location in the United States to have been under the allegiance of eight different nations. An hour north of Jacksonville, Amelia Island features upscale homes, and historic sites including sites related to the island’s history as a pirate base in the 17th and 18th centuries.