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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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5 Strange (But True) Historical Facts

There’s no place like Amelia Island – here’s proof. Impress the locals on your next visit by knowing these five facts about the history of the island that has been known as “Mocama,” “Isle de Mai,” “Santa Maria,” and was once predicted to become “The New York of the South.” It …

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17 Free and Budget-Friendly Activities

If you follow Amelia Island on Facebook, you’ve seen some of the great ideas that came up recently when travelers planning special spring trips asked for recommendations for activities that were both amazing and affordable.  Here are some of our fans’ picks including unique tours, the best views, restaurant recommendations, …

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Concours Week Souvenir Album

Amelia Island is still basking in the afterglow of an amazing Concours weekend: sales at the three collector car auctions smashed records with a total of $101 million, attendance hit an all-time high, and the weather just got better and better, building up to a perfect sunny Sunday. These are …

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Segway Tours (and Special Guests)

Over the years, Kayak Amelia has shown countless visitors the wild side of Amelia Island, both on the water and, since last April, with Segway tours. Whether traveling to Fort George beneath sprawling oaks and giant magnolias, or to Kingsley Plantation, famous for its sea island cotton, the balance of fun …

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Make it a Guys’ Getaway

It’s been a long, hard winter, and you’ve earned an escape:  get the guys together and come to Amelia Island to play.  Whether it’s a golf trip, a reunion of college friends, a bachelor weekend, or just a short break, Amelia Island has everything you need for a great time …

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Charming Amelia Island

by Marieve Herington (Marieve is an actress and singer who  has appeared in recurring roles on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Good Luck Charlie.’ She visited Amelia Island as part of a promotional video project to show the Island’s charms to her fellow Canadians.) I fell in love many times …

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American Beach and Kingsley Plantation

“Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville, and American Beach form a golden triangle for black history for northeast Florida, and Kingsley Plantation is the gem of that triangle.”  – MaVynee Betsch Black History Month presents a great opportunity to take a look at a particularly fascinating family story from Amelia Island’s history and …

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8 Ways to Warm Your Heart on Amelia Island

With a long, uncrowded stretch of Atlantic coast beach, a canopy of live oaks, a richly historic downtown and an array of accommodations for every style, there are few places that can match Amelia Island as the ideal place for a romantic escape.  Travel + Leisure singled it out as …

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Valentine’s Offers to Love

With shady oak canopies, glistening waterways, and a secluded Florida coastline, Amelia Island is a perennially popular backdrop for romance. This February, Amelia is luring lovebirds to her shores for Valentine’s Day escapes with special romance packages you can’t help but love.  The tiny island is a setting for romance …

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