Come make memories with the perfect getaway on Amelia Island. Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.
Singled out by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s most Romantic Towns and named as one of Florida’s Most Romantic Beaches by USA Today, there are few places that can match Amelia Island as the ideal place for a romantic escape. With a long, uncrowded stretch of Atlantic coast beach, a canopy of live oaks, a rich historic downtown and an array of accommodations for every style and budget, Amelia Island is a destination that honeymoon dreams are made of.
Few places are better suited for romance than the warm, relaxing and loving atmosphere of Amelia Island. With beautiful, serene beaches, soft sea breezes and breathtaking scenery, you’ll be reminded of exactly what made you fall in love in the first place. The island’s award-winning wedding destinations and relaxed environment will put you at ease, and free you to enjoy the soothing pace of island life. Reconnect on long walks, share the shore on horseback, and stroll hand-in-hand along the island’s historic streets. With scenic river cruises, horse-drawn carriage rides and romantic dining, Amelia Island offers many ways to celebrate love with the love of your life.
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- ISLAND WEATHER: No matter the season, Amelia Island offers the perfect climate. Enjoy warm spring temperatures; excellent summer swimming weather, crisp fall evenings, and temperate winter days – all comfortable for any type of island play.
- GETTING THERE: By car, air or boat, Amelia Island is surprisingly easy to get to. Although located only 30 minutes from Jacksonville International Airport, you’ll feel miles away from it all on this charming, tranquil island.
- DINING: Seafood is the way to go when on the island. Whatever the selection, you can't go wrong. Head to the Golden Grouper, where seafood is made in traditional style - fried, broiled or baked! Want a view with you dinner? Hit up Brett's Waterway Cafe where you will enjoy some of the best seafood, as well as an amazing view of the Intracoastal Highway
- FERNANDINA BEACH: The once-vibrant, Victorian seaport village of Fernandina Beach is now postcard perfect with rows of shops, an eclectic assortment of boutiques and delicious restaurants.
- GIDDY UP: Take an evening stroll by horse on the beach at Amelia Island State Park.
- CULTURE AND TOURS: Walk or ride in the steps of history with ghost tours, museum visits, a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride or even a Segway tour!
- Want to hit the links? Enjoy a round of golf at one of the best courses in Florida, Long Point Golf Course.
- SPLISH SPLASH: From parasailing to deep-sea fishing, underwater adventures to dolphin watching, there is as much to explore on and in the water as there is on land.
- ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT: Looking to become one with nature? Maybe get a little exercise in at the same time? Head to Talbot Island State Park and spend the morning kayaking the salt marsh.
- HAPPY HOUR: Looking for a place to unwind after a day of activities? Take in the atmosphere at 1878 Palace Saloon, supposedly one of the oldest bars in Florida!
- FESTIVALS: Amelia Island has its fair share of unforgettable festivals. Some fan favorites include Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Amelia Island Jazz Festival and America Island Film Festival. If you around town, make sure to stop by and enjoy!
- RIVER CRUISING: Learn about the history of the area with a sightseeing river cruise. In the early 20th Century, Amelia Island became the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry. Today, nearly 80 percent of Florida's intake of shrimp is harvested in Amelia's waters and its downtown docks are still home to the shrimp fleet.