Amelia Island, FL – Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island is preparing for the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl, which is scheduled for January 2, 2015 at Jacksonville EverBank Field. Football fans from around the country will gather to watch the Tennessee Volunteers face-off with the Iowa Hawkeyes in an exciting football showdown. With breathtaking natural beauty, world-class resorts, delectable dining and more. Located just 45 minutes from the stadium, Amelia Island is the perfect game day home base for players and fans of the TaxSlayer Bowl.
This year, the Iowa Hawkeyes are staying at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in preparation for the big game, and Amelia Island is rolling out an assortment of special deals and packages for visiting fans.
As an added bonus, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving one lucky fan a four-day, three-night trip to enjoy the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl. The trip includes two tickets to the TaxSlayer Bowl, accommodations at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, two passes to the TaxSlayer Bowl Touchdown Party, and a $500 travel voucher (in the form of an American Express or Visa gift card). To enter for a chance to win the trip, visit taxslayerbowlgetaway.com.
Several of the island’s award-winning resorts and hotels are offering discounted specials and packages for the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Offers are listed below:
Amelia by the Sea
TaxSlayer Bowl guests can enjoy a 20 percent discount when staying at Amelia by the Sea. The guest must mention the TaxSlayer Bowl discount when calling to make reservations.
Amelia Hotel at the Beach
At Amelia Hotel at the Beach, guests for the TaxSlayer Bowl can enjoy rates starting at $99 per night, which include the hotel’s standard amenities, such as Hot & Healthy Breakfast buffet, a wet bar, microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker with Starbucks coffee, HBO and Wi-Fi. The Rate Code with this special is “GATR”.
Amelia Island Hampton Inn at the Beach
The Amelia Hampton Inn at the Beach is offering a TaxSlayer Bowl Staycation with two options. Fans can reserve two nights (Dec. 31 through Jan. 2) starting at $109 per night (plus tax), or four nights (Dec. 31 through Jan. 4), with rates starting at $99 per night. Both packages include complimentary breakfast buffet each morning. Reservations must be made by calling the property directly.
Days Inn and Suites Amelia Island
With the Days Inn and Suites Amelia Island TaxSlayer Tailgate Package, guests can arrive to a room prepped with tailgating essentials, including a six pack of Bud Light, plastic cups and a $25 Publix Gift Card. The package also includes two vouchers for Bloody Marys at the hotel’s Seabreeze Lounge, and complimentary late checkout for the morning following your game day celebrations. To book the TaxSlayer Tailgate Package, call the Days Inn and Suites Amelia Island directly.
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
The Elizabeth Pointe Lodge is offering a TaxSlayer Bowl Package for Vols and Hawkeyes fans. Starting at $540, the package includes a two-night stay, and choice of a complimentary night of ribs and beer for two (one serving per person) or Sunday Brunch for two. The package is available for stays between January 2 and 4, and is only available by calling the property direct. Guests much mention the TaxSlayer Bowl when booking.
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty is offering special discounted rates for TaxSlayer Bowl. Guests staying with Fernandina Beach Realty for three nights will receive the fourth night free and a 10 percent discount. The offer is subject to availability.
Fairbanks House is offering a fourth night free to fans who check in December 29, 30 or 31. Rates start at $185 per night for two and include daily two-course breakfasts, plus evening adult beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Fairbanks House offers two, two-bedroom units for those traveling with friends. Use code GATOR15 on your online reservation for the free night.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering a special rate for guests ringing in the New Year with a trip to the TaxSlayer Bowl. Located only 30 minutes from EverBank Field, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers luxurious resort accommodations featuring first class amenities and activities. Use promo code “football” for a 15 percent discount off the best available rate.
Residence Inn, Amelia Island
The Residence Inn Amelia Island is offering an incentive for guests to celebrate New Year’s Day and the TaxSlayer Bowl with them. The hotel is providing guests with chilled champagne splits and party favors upon arrival, a complimentary welcome reception, and special TaxSlayer Bowl rates discounted 10 percent. Guests will enjoy a spacious suite featuring full kitchen, dining area, and separate sleeping and living areas; a full hot complimentary breakfast with new iced coffee bar; and cozy firepit out on Tides Terrace. The promotion applies to stays between December 30 and January 2. Visit bit.ly/taxslayerbowl to book your stay or call 866-245-6099 and mention booking code SPO.
Summer Beach Resort
Summer Beach Resort offers a variety of private, oceanfront accommodations, including villas, townhomes, and luxury condominiums. For the TaxSlayer Bowl, guests at the resort can pay for two nights and get a third night free in select two-bedroom units.
The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation
Fans of Tennessee and Iowa can enjoy a 15 percent discount on their stay at The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation offers luxurious resort accommodations featuring first class amenities and activities. Guests can use promo code “football” to enjoy 15 percent off the best available rate.
Several of the island’s other hotels and resorts still have availability for the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl. Visit www.ameliaisland.com/accommodations for a full list of accommodations.
All packages and special offers are based on availability. Restrictions apply based on individual property. Please contact individual properties for restrictions and to book a package.