Amelia Island, Florida, is the perfect place for families to escape those back-to-school blues. With 13 miles of pristine beaches along the Atlantic shore, Amelia Island offers sun-seekers an abundance of activities and many different accommodation options. During the months of August and September, select Amelia Island properties will offer special summer vacation promotions, including 10% off any stay, multi-night stay packages, or “stay two and the third is free” specials. Select bed and breakfast inns are also offering vacation packages and promotions to reward over-worked couples in need of escape.
Located just northeast of Jacksonville, Amelia Island offers traditional Florida beach activities and much more. Fort Clinch State Park offers hiking and biking trails, Amelia Island Plantation’s nature center offers nature-based programs and activities for all ages. Island guests also enjoy horseback riding along the island’s southern and inland waterway kayaking trips.
Fishing enthusiasts can head offshore for a half or full-day of fishing excitement with one of the island’s charter captains, or stay closer to land for surf and pier fishing at the beach. Golfers will enjoy Amelia’s 117 holes of challenging golf, including one PGA TOUR-certified course and three nine-hole courses.
Other island activities include including Civil War reenactments at Fort Clinch and guided walking tours of Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Downtown is also an ideal location for shopping and enjoying local art and local food.
“August and September truly are great times to visit Amelia,” explained Debbie Johnson, Amelia Island’s director of tourism. “The weather is still warm, Atlantic sea breezes make for perfect afternoons and evenings, and the long days provide ample opportunities to get out and enjoy the warm Florida sun.”
Accommodation options on Amelia Island include three resorts, ten bed and breakfast inns, family hotels, beachside cottages and condominiums, and campgrounds.
For more information on Amelia Island vacations, log on today to www.ameliaisland.org or call (800) 2-AMELIA for free vacation information.