The two excellent beach resorts, holiday rentals and Bed and Breakfasts on Amelia Island are great places to go for relaxing family vacations in Florida. They are a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The beaches, historic towns, nature walks, forts and national parks provide many interesting activities for all ages and generations to enjoy together. Amelia Island is located in the northeast corner of Florida along the Atlantic Coast and is a short drive from Jacksonville or a short trip on a chartered flight to its own airport located close to historically rich Amelia City.
The two luxury resorts on the island provide five star accommodation and service for Florida family vacations. The Omni Amelia is a 1,350-acre beach resort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with its own golf course, spas and pools. The Amelia Island Plantation resort also offers luxury accommodation or there are many economic holiday rentals for those who prefer a home away from home. These combined with the many Bed and Breakfasts provide a variety of accommodation to meet every need.
The island has many beautiful beaches for swimming, fishing and horse riding. These are places where you can relax at your own pace without any schedule to follow. The warm waters of Florida make these beaches the perfect place to escape the cold north and enjoy the island’s warm inviting climate.
The city of Fernandina Beach is an interesting Victorian town, which has been restored to its former beauty. Here you can walk around enjoying the history of the region. The Museum of History located in the city is a must to visit where you can learn about the unusual history or the region. The museum’s specialized oral tours are highly recommended.
Fort Clinch is an amazing 19th century fort situated in the Fort Clinch State Park. The fort has daily tours and also shows which re-enact garrison life as it was in the fort. The park has many beaches for surf fishing, beach combing and swimming. There is also a six-mile trail through the park that hikers can trek. The park’s variety of camp grounds have good facilities for those who enjoy sleeping in the great outdoors.
The Shrimp Festival is a must to see if you are on the island in the first weekend in May. This is a good activity to enjoy with the locals as they celebrate and show of their colorful fleet of shrimp boats. Their friendly laid-back attitude, the colorful parade and local folk music make a memorable family event.
The diverse community and attractions of Amelia Island make it the right place for relaxing family vacations in Florida. The historic culture of the locals and the architecture of the city’s buildings all give it a unique character, which cannot be found anywhere else. This diversity originates from the influence of the French, Spanish, British and Mexicans who have all called this their home at one time. This is an ideal place for a holiday for families who wish to experience real life at a relaxing pace.