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I am Lisa. Creator of Sublime Rides, an action-inspired adventure brand for those who like to move, explore and take a ride. I’ll be blogging about some local action spots here in sunny Florida, while also highlighting some pretty sweet travel experiences all over the country and the world.

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July 22, 2024

Beat The Heat This Summer | Cool Off At Jacksonville Waterparks

As the late summer brings scorching days, escape the heat at one of Jacksonville's entertaining water parks. Race down slides, glide in tubes, or just lounge in the cool water.…
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July 15, 2024

Boating in Jacksonville Florida

Toss your cooler and fishing rod in the boat – we’re hitting the waterways for some sublime good times…on the water! Jacksonville’s expansive waterways have all kinds of fish for…
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July 9, 2024

Skating Through Jax And its Thriving History

Hey, fellow sublime riders and park lovers! Craving some adrenaline-filled action? Good. We knew you did, so here we are with the best places to carve, roll, or just relax…
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July 2, 2024

Family-Friendly 4th of July Celebrations in Jacksonville, Florida | Festivities & Fireworks

Jacksonville ignites with energy every 4th of July! The city's beaches and streets boom with excitement and have become one of Florida’s top destinations for the 4th of July holiday.…
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June 25, 2024

Jacksonville Sports Bucket List | Events For Every Fan

You won't find more gridiron action East of the Mississippi than right here in Jacksonville – the unofficial football capital of Florida. From the world-famous Jaguars to small-town Friday Night…
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June 18, 2024

Where To Have Family-Friendly Fun in Jacksonville | From Adventure Parks To Beaches

Looking for new places to explore this summer with your kids in Jacksonville, Flordia? Whatever your family's preferences, there are endless ways to fill your days and light up your…
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June 10, 2024

From Sandcastles To Seashells | Discover The Coastal Beauty Of Florida’s Beaches

Take a break and head out to revive your spirit in the warm ocean breeze. Along the sun-kissed coast of northeast Florida, you will marvel and appreciate the sight of…
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June 3, 2024

An Afternoon on a Sublime Rides Charter

Are you looking for a fun new way to spend an afternoon enjoying the natural beauty of Jacksonville, Florida? How does cruising along the Intracoastal on a private boat charter…
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May 27, 2024

Jax Beach Country Fest – A New Tradition Begins

A new tradition in coastal country music is about to begin! On June 2nd, 2024, the first annual Jax Beach Country Fest will kick off under the hot summer sun…
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May 20, 2024

Memorial Weekend in Jacksonville | Top Events & Activities

Memorial Weekend is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most fun times to visit Jacksonville, FL. Kicking off the summer season, visitors flock to the river city to pay tribute…
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May 16, 2024

 How To Relax In Jax | Finding Serenity In Jacksonville

Jacksonville has you covered when it's time to unwind. From luxurious spas to tranquil sunsets, this riverside city offers plenty of ways to de-stress and decompress. Treat yourself to a…
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May 6, 2024

Atlantic Beach’s Dancin’ in the Street | Tips for Attendees

Dance till it hurts... and then dance a little more! Atlantic Beach's festive tradition, "Dancin' in the Street," returns for its 37th year on May 18th, 2024. The annual celebration…
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April 29, 2024

Jacksonville Beach’s Vibrant Nightlife

Jacksonville's energy doesn't fade when the sun dips below the horizon. There are endless possibilities to enjoy a memorable night out and our favorite area for a great night out…
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April 22, 2024

Dog-Friendly Jacksonville Adventures

A Guide for Pet Parents Jacksonville is an outdoor adventure haven that is extremely welcoming to pets (and their humans)! Having world-class beaches, pet-friendly restaurants with spacious patios, and parks…
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April 15, 2024

Discover Jacksonville’s Creative Side At local Art Walk Events

Art Walk events bring local artists and creative vendors to the forefront, giving them a chance to gain visibility and sell their work. Join us as we explore two main…
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April 9, 2024

Check Out Jax River Jams

Get ready for some free Riverside fun! Jax River Jams is back for another season, bringing energetic concerts and good vibes to downtown Jacksonville’s Bay Street. Mark your calendars and…
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March 25, 2024

Feel The Rhythm At The Springing The Blues Festival

Set a date for the blues! The Springing the Blues Festival, a Jacksonville Beach tradition, ranks among the East Coast's largest blues events. It’s a jam-packed three-day festival where you…
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March 18, 2024

The Beat Of The City | Exploring Concerts In Jacksonville, Florida

There is a venue for everyone in Jacksonville, Florida. From classical enthusiasts to hard core rockers, the concert scene in Jacksonville is abundant and pulsing with energy. Throughout this blog…
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March 11, 2024

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day throughout Jacksonville

It's that time of the year again when our beloved Jacksonville turns fifty shades of green to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day! The city buzzes with energy while locals and visitors…
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March 4, 2024

Spring Break in Beautiful North Florida

North Florida is known as a prime spring break destination for families. Stretching from St. Augustine to Fernandina Beach, the magnificent coast and reinvigorating environment lets you explore vibrant historical…
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February 26, 2024

Catching fish all around Jacksonville

Make Jacksonville your destination for vacation, adventure, relaxion and the thrill of fishing! Whether you are an expert fisherman or just getting into it, there are numerous places throughout Jacksonville…
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February 20, 2024

Find Your Vibe At The Annual Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Music Festival

What to Expect at The Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Music Festival Music and Entertainment Gear up for a diverse lineup that promises to keep your feet moving and your heart singing.…
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February 13, 2024

Celebrate Love In a Unique Way This Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day, a day of love and fun. A day celebrated with delectable food, drinks, gifts and both romantic and adventurous dates. Make your Valentine’s Day special, unique and memorable!…
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February 6, 2024

Exploring The Riverside Arts Market – A Local Favorite in Jacksonville

Come with us on an adventure to Jacksonville’s Riverside! The Riverside Arts Market sits by the beautiful St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. It's a lively spot where artists, small…
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January 29, 2024

Your Sublime Jacksonville Biking Guide

Renowned as a bike-friendly city, Jacksonville hosts a variety of biking trails and paths. From exploring the city's historical neighborhoods like Riverside and Avondale to riding on our gorgeous bike…
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January 22, 2024

Planning The Perfect Camping Trip In Jacksonville

As the largest city in Florida and blessed with a vast expanse of natural beauty, Jacksonville has an established reputation for providing premier camping experiences. Whether you are seeking a…
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January 15, 2024

Exploring the Rich History of the MLK Parade in Downtown Jacksonville

Every year, downtown Jacksonville hosts a parade to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. It's a big event that honors his work and his life. Many people don't work or go…
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January 8, 2024

A Guide To Jacksonville Parks. Discover The Best Trails For Hiking & Exploring Green Spaces.

Jacksonville takes great pride in being home to the largest urban park system in the United States. This vast network covers thousands of acres with various landscapes, including beaches, forests,…
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January 1, 2024

A Guide to the Best Events, Parties, And Fireworks

Gatherings like events, parties, and fireworks bring a special thrill, filling the air with joy and celebration. They range from lively festivals to vibrant parties and breathtaking firework shows. New…
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December 24, 2023

Finding Holiday Light Hot Spots In Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida, is a magical place to spend your Holiday break. In addition to our many beautiful outdoor spots, beaches, restaurants, shops and natural landscapes, the Christmas season brings out…
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December 22, 2023

Experiencing Jacksonville By Sunset Cruise

In Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the ocean meets the sky. Here, the town flourishes along the Atlantic, known for its long, inviting beaches and a lively atmosphere. The air tastes of…
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December 15, 2023

Exploring Atlantic Beach In your Sublime Rides Golf Cart Rental

Atlantic Beach, a gem along Florida's coastline, beckons as a prime tourist destination. Known for its stunning beaches, vibrant local culture, and relaxed environment, it's a place where memories are…


May 28, 2024

Portugal (Porto & The Algarve)

On this continuation of my favorite place in the world, Portugal, I’ll take you from the northern city of Porto to the southern oasis of the Algarve. They are about…
April 11, 2024

Utah, Zion & Arches

Where to even begin our Utah adventure? It was absolutely, genuinely amazingly unforgettable and an opportunity to quite literally do it all. I’ll split Utah into two blogs because this…
March 2, 2024

Charleston, South Carolina

Charming Charleston, South Carolina offers something to everyone. With its beauty and charm, you’ll find yourself going back for more. With so much to do, we can’t cover it all…
February 2, 2024

Tampa, FL

Tampa, who knew they had All. The. Things.? Our recent trip to Tampa was epic and made so even more by purchasing the Tampa City Pass and saving us literally…
January 3, 2024

New York City, New York

I think we can agree the most wonderful time of year is Christmas, and I am here to tell you the most wonderful place to spend it is New York…
November 30, 2023

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Continuing with our love of all things fall and fall adventures, another spot you’re sure to want to visit is the beautiful town of Blue Ridge, Georgia. This is a…
October 25, 2023

Banner Elk, North Carolina

Oh Fall, how we love thee. This trip is a fall inspired adventure getaway and one of our favorite destinations to enjoy as the leaves begin to change and the…
August 31, 2023

Portugal (Lisbon)

I am going to let you in on a little secret, are you ready? Portugal is my favorite place in the whole world. I know, I know- but there are…
July 1, 2023


Okay so the first question from everyone has been, “why Curacao?” and I simply say, why not? And then the second question is, “can you tell me how to plan…
April 30, 2023

Wells, Maine

Oh Maine, how I love you so. Maine was one of those places that remained (see what I did there) on my travel list for so long before we finally…
March 31, 2023

Fernandina Beach, FL

Most of my blogs are focused on family friendly fun and while Fernandina Beach is an extremely family friendly destination, I wanted to write a little ditty for the couples,…
February 28, 2023

Okemo, Vermont

Okay, full disclosure- coming off a blog about Steamboat Springs and transitioning to Okemo is a lot like hopping on It’s a Small World right after getting off Space Mountain.…
January 27, 2023

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

If you’ve ever wanted to transport yourself into a winter dream reminiscent of the enchanting snow-covered landscape of Narnia, then the mountains of Steamboat Springs Colorado are worth adding to…
December 6, 2022

Jekyll Island, GA- Part 2, The Holidays

By now you have read about one of our favorite beaches, Driftwood Beach, on Jekyll Island. Or maybe you haven’t. And that’s okay, we don’t always have time to read…
October 17, 2022

Jekyll Island, GA- Part 1, Driftwood Beach

One of my favorite features about north Florida and southeast Georgia are the variety of beaches you can find on any given day. Each location is a new adventure, a…
September 12, 2022

Blue Springs State Park, FL

Summers in Florida are hot. And humid. And hot. Did I say hot already? And because of the heat and humidity, a Floridian-favorite activity is checking out our many insanely…
August 18, 2022

Fort George Inlet-Part 2

I hope you enjoyed the first post and pics for Fort George Inlet, it’s a pretty magical and quintessential Florida spot and I could go on and on about how…
June 28, 2022

Fort George Inlet, FL

For my first blog I want to highlight one of our favorite spots, Fort George inlet in Jacksonville, FL. Most weekends, you’ll find me here. If you have access to…