It's likely that when you think of vacationing in Florida, Miami is the first place that comes to mind. And for good reason--it's definitely somewhere that packs in the glamour. But there's a hidden gem up in northern Florida that offers a quainter vacation experience: Amelia Island.
Ritz-Carlton: Offering a spa, golf course, and a treasure hunt for the little ones this Ritz-Carlton is a great option for enjoying the island.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort: The Omni has 404 spacious rooms, its own golf course, and views of the Atlantic from a large multi-teared pool deck.
29 South: Head to 29 South for home-cooked, organic meals with a touch of southern inspiration.
Cucina South: One of the best Italian joints on the island, with a constantly changing menu.
Fernandina's Fantastic Fudge: Located in the historic downtown area of Amelia, this sweets shop is not to be missed!
Historic Downtown: Walk along centre street and head into the various quaint shops and get lost in the giant antique stores.
Kayaking: Take a trip into the marshy side of Amelia Island and spend a day kayaking. It's beautiful and a great work out.
Beach Day: Of course, you can't go to an island without spending a fair amount of time at the beach. If you have the time, pay a visit to the historic American Beach.
Take a tour of the Old Fort: Finally, it's worthwhile to view the Old Fort, even if you aren't the biggest history buff.