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Rainy Day? Ideas for Family Fun

If you’re dodging a shower or have had your share of sun for the day, here are ten treasures to discover on dry land. At the Amelia Island Nature Center, located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and open to all visitors, kids are greeted with a “hello” by …

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“Secret Season” Getaway Offer

If you are spending more of the summer indoors than you’d like, you might want to think about treating yourself to an adventurous insider getaway this October.  Called Amelia Island’s “Secret Season” – the ocean is still warm but temperatures are comfortable –  the early fall trip by  Kayak Amelia  puts …

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All-American Amelia

Imagine a 4th of July celebration like the one you remember from your childhood (or from classic movies.)  Fireworks, parades, plenty of small-town charm – all set against 13 miles of beach.  Here are some top picks for festive fun: Sounds on Centre July Concert. (Friday night) Bring your lawn …

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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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Welcome Center Opens

During the last year of the 19th century, the train depot at the foot of Centre Street opened to travelers whose paths crossed the Gilded Age glory of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.  On June 8th, the next chapter in the little brick building’s history began with the grand re-opening of the Amelia …

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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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Amelia Antiquing – Teenager Style

article and photos by guest blogger Fiona Chace-Donahue (actual teenager visiting from Maine) Antiquing is an activity that young people just don’t seem to do. I want to challenge the idea that antiquing is not for teenagers, because as a teenager myself I truly feel that antiquing is an activity …

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Rendezvous Film and Music Festival

The world will be coming to Amelia Island to celebrate indie film, music, and gaming when the Rendezvous Festival kicks off in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach beginning June 5th and running through June 13th.  According to Chairman Randy Bowman, Rendezvous, a re-branding and expansion of the Amelia Island Film Festival, “has gone …

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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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