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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Sunsational Sundays

Sunday is a great day for a quick island getaway.  Book one or more nights at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation starting on select Sundays and enjoy 30% off the best available rate.  Enjoy oceanfront rooms, world-class pools, 36 holes of golf, a full-service spa & salon, nine dining outlets …

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5 Picks for Kids, from Pippi to Pirates

Who knows fun better than the pigtailed adventuress Pippi Longstocking? The main character of the classic children’s books by Astrid Lindgren is the daughter of a buccaneer captain who lives with a horse and a monkey and follows adventure wherever it takes her – including Amelia Island. Inspired by the …

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Wild Amelia Nature Festival

The natural beauty of Amelia Island comes to life at the 9th Annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival , which kicks off on Friday, May 15th, with a sea turtle release with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center  at Main Beach at 10 a.m. A few of the ways you can experience the island’s wilder …

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Treasured Trees of Amelia Island

A big part of what makes Amelia Island so beautiful – and what literally helps preserve it – are the lush trees that comprise the maritime forest canopy, with its uniquely windswept profile and the presence of trees that have been present for decades and sometimes centuries.  The canopy creates …

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Residence Inn Fun in the Sun Special

Discover all of the Island’s treasures, just moments from your spacious suite at the Residence Inn Amelia Island. Fuel up each morning with a full hot breakfast and wind down in the evenings on the Terrace by the firepit. Book today on Marriott.com using promo code SUM to receive 15% …

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10 Sweet Shrimp Festival To-Dos

There’s so much to see and do at this weekend’s Shrimp Festival – how can you make the most of it?  Here are ten ideas inspired by the picks of our friends at Fantastic Fudge, a legendary downtown destination where they make fudge from an 1887 recipe and scoop up ice …

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Unique Amelia Island Ideas for Every Mom

Think outside the bouquet this year and give the Mom in your life an experience she’ll treasure (and talk about) for years to come. You’ll find something for every style on this inviting island – plus a great selection of places to stay while you enjoy exploring it. Adventure Mama:  Take …

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Seaside Amelia Inn Spring Offer

The Seaside Amelia Inn, an affordable beachfront boutique hotel located near Main Beach, Fort Clinch, and Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach is now offering a 15% discount for Friday-Saturday stays (excluding special events and holidays) and 25% off the regular rate for Sunday-Thursday.  These deals run through May 22nd.  (May is a gorgeous time …

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Ocean-friendly Eco Style

How did Laurie Moffit go from graphic designer to eco-friendly small business owner? “My daughter!” she says with a laugh. “She was out to save the ocean.” Moffit was inspired to start Color It Green, a gift shop featuring all green and mostly upcycled items that would keep plastic out …

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Top Chef Opens Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen

He’s cooked for Oprah, became a Chef de Cuisine at only 23, appeared on Top Chef, and devised his own spice line.  Now Chef Kenny Gilbert has returned to the First Coast where he has family roots to launch his first solo venture on Amelia Island. Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen (UK for short) …

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