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6 Amelia Island Places with a Haunted Past

“There are many ghosts in Amelia Island, which like an ancient but once lusty mariner, dreams of its stormy past…”                                                    -Alice Strickland, “City of Restless …

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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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The Omni Amelia Island Plantation, possibly your headquarters for the big game.
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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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8 Reasons Amelia Island is Florida’s Best Place to Bike

Veronica and Ted Lane live in Orange Park and they ride all over northeast Florida. But if you ask Veronica why she drives an hour each way to ride on Amelia Island, she will tell you the reasons are simple: “Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach are some of the best …

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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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Top Tips for Sea Turtle Time

Did you know that about 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. takes place in Florida?  Amelia Island is one of the idyllic spots where the ancient rituals of nesting and hatching unfold during the summer. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy this unique time on the beach while helping to …

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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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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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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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