With so many people paying attention to their dollars, destinations within a four to six hour drive are becoming extremely popular. Amelia Island, Florida is a perfect destination for residents of Tampa, Tallahassee, Orlando and Daytona, Florida. People living in Georgia have always found a welcomed vacation in Fernandina Beach and many call Amelia a Little Atlanta. Other cities include Savannah, Valdosta and Macon which are all just a short drive to our island paradise.
Fernandina Beach offers all of the amenities of a large tourist resort without all of the commercialism. Golf, tennis, deep sea fishing, beach combing and bicycling are just some of our famous activities. If you are into culture, we have Fort Clinch State Park that features an on-site museum and Civil War Re-enactors. The Amelia Island Museum of History also offers exciting exhibits including walking tours of our historic district. If you like tours, check out the Amelia Island Ghost Tours, or tour the city by a horse drawn buggy.
The restaurants are fabulous, the entertainment is great, the locals are friendly and romance awaits you at every corner of our historic Victorian seaside village. If you are looking to get away, Amelia Island offers the Ritz Carlton, the Elizabeth Point Lodge and the Amelia Island Plantation just to name a few. It is easy to find your perfect vacation package whether you are seeking an escape for your family, business or a quiet retreat for two. No matter the vacation you are seeking, you will find it on Amelia Island, Florida. And if you already live here, one of these cities mentioned above may be the getaway you are looking for!
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