Celebrate Shrimp Season with the Mayport Shrimp Trail

Trail completers eligible for vacation package from Visit Jacksonville and Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 24, 2024 — Shrimpin’ is a way of life in Jacksonville and has been for centuries in the small fishing village of Mayport, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the St. Johns River. Appropriately named Mayport Shrimp are Jacksonville’s signature dish and the focus of the latest food trail from Visit Jacksonville – the Mayport Shrimp Trail.

The Mayport Shrimp Trail invites shrimp lovers on a self-guided tour of more than 15 restaurants across the city, including The Local, Southern Coast Seafood, Palms Fish Camp, Singleton’s Seafood Shack and Pink Salt Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Those wishing to go on shrimp-focused dining excursions can download the Visit Jax app and select the Mayport Shrimp Trail icon. By checking in at each location visited, trail participants are eligible for free shrimp-themed t-shirt from Visit Jacksonville and two tickets to a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Game. Those who complete the five stops are also eligible to win the grand prize vacation package, which includes an overnight hotel stay in Jacksonville, 10 tickets to a Jumbo Shrimp baseball game and the opportunity to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the game! The grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the summer.

“Mayport Shrimp is a Jacksonville staple – we want to make sure we celebrate the rich history and the delicious food,” said Katie Mitura, chief marketing officer at Visit Jacksonville. “We created the Mayport Shrimp Trail to make it easy to find this signature dish at local restaurants. The partnership with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball team was a no-brainer and they are just as excited as we are to promote this!”

The collaboration with local restaurants for the new trail gives Visit Jacksonville an opportunity to promote Jacksonville’s signature crustacean while giving visitors a unique destination experience that can only be enjoyed in Jacksonville. The full list of participating restaurants is available at mayportshrimp.com.

The Mayport Shrimp Trail joins Visit Jacksonville’s two other food/beverage trails – the Jax Ale Trail and the Jax Coffee & Donuts Trail – and gives visitors a full menu of food-related options for their weekend or extended stay in Jax. All trails are available on the Visit Jax app. Download the app using the QR code below.

About Visit Jacksonville
Visit Jacksonville is a Destinations International accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Jacksonville. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to VisitJacksonville.com or contact 800-733-2668.

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