Located close to the ferry dock, Franklin Powell Park is a popular place for both locals and tourist to walk through and relax. You will find plenty of room to walk and some great spots where you can sit and people-watch, and a nice selection of stores and restaurants nearby that provide plenty of options for spending a relaxing few hours while waiting for your ferry, or just enjoying a tropical afternoon.
Panoramic views of the ocean make this a popular park to visit amongst locals as well as tourists. Annual festivals are often held here, and at those times the park is filled with food and craft vendors, dancers, and live music.
Located near the middle of downtown Cruz Bay, Franklin Powell Park happily welcomes local customers and visitors rooming in this neighborhood or nearby. Regardless of whether or not you are staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check out the sights.
There are several picks of dining options to select from in the community near the outdoor park. Cruz Bay Landing, which plates up American food, is very close-by, making it a great option for park visitors. Cafe Livin' and Joe's Rum Hut are a couple other restaurant choices near the park. At Joe's Rum Hut you can't ask for your check without trying their specialty, appetizers, among others.
Other nearby activities include Cruz Bay Battery, which is within driving range in downtown Cruz Bay. You might also want to consider checking out Ivan Jadan Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.
Parks are a great attraction to visit, but there's more to visit in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes other attractions close-by.
|Cruz Bay Battery||Historic Site||0.1 mi. (0.4 km)||NNW||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Ivan Jadan Museum||Museum||0.2 mi. (0 km)||E||Downtown Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Denis Bay Ruins||Historic Site||1.9 mi. (2.9 km)||NE||1.8 mi. Northeast of Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Historic Site||--||--||1.8 mi. East of Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Catherineberg Ruins||Historic Site||2.4 mi. (3.6 km)||ENE||2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Cruz Bay||St. John|
|Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins||Historic Site||3.0 mi. (4.2 km)||ENE||2.6 mi. West of Coral Bay||St. John|
|Petroglyphs||Historic Site||3.3 mi. (3.5 km)||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay||St. John|
|Petroglyph Pool Waterfall||GeoFeature||3.3 mi. (3.5 km)||E||2.2 mi. West-Southwest of Coral Bay||St. John|
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