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You’ll #LoveAmelia’s Romantic Restaurants

The #LoveAmelia photo contest is in its final days (take a look and enter here) and we’ve been charmed by the many special moments travelers have enjoyed on Amelia Island.  One of the most popular experiences: taking time for a romantic meal in a place with that special Island ambience. …

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Enjoy Florida-Georgia Weekend on Amelia Island

The end of summer means the countdown to football season has begun.  Why not experience one of the most legendary college games, the Florida-Georgia matchup on Friday October 3oth at Everbank Field in Jacksonville from Amelia Island?  Everyone who visits over this weekend will feel like a winner, events, special offers, …

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Get in on the “Secret Season” Promotion

Have you heard about the Secret Season?  The beauty of Amelia Island in October and November is well-known to those in the know:  warm days, low humidity, temperate ocean, slower pace, nights just cool enough for a light jacket.  Our previous post mentioning this phenomenon was so popular, we’ve gone around the …

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Great Southern Tailgate Classic Is Coming

Kick off football season beach-style with the Great Southern Tailgate Classic on August 21-22. Packed with live music and celebrating the best of football season in the South, the fun starts on Friday night and continues through Saturday, leading up to a performance by alternative rock favorite Sister Hazel. Host hotel Residence Inn Amelia Island …

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Island Summer with Dad

Still refining your plans for Father’s Day? It’s not too late.  Tell Dad, Grandpa, or other special man in your life that you’re taking him to Amelia Island this summer.  There’s an exceptional experience here for every style of dad: Amelia Island is a great place to learn to surf …

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Artfully Amelia

Amelia Island’s natural beauty has long been both an inspiration for artists and a draw for talented creators from around the world who have relocated here. Here’s how you can explore and experience some of the artistic side of Amelia Island (and a few dining tips to keep you from feeling like …

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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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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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Fish to Fork Weekend

Omni Amelia Island Plantation is hosting its second annual Fish to Fork culinary weekend  May 1-3, benefitting the James Beard Foundation scholarship program. The event brings together some of the top names in the culinary world to fish the waters of Amelia Island and prepare mouthwatering dishes in a competition-style …

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