Our Pick of the 5 Best Restaurants in Amelia Island

By Rachelle Lucas With each city I visit, I like to wrap up my culinary adventures with a list of recommended "top eats" for the area. Amelia Island had a delightful mix of casual fare to fine dining with atmospheres ranging anywhere from quaint historical buildings to romantic candlelit tables…

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Amelia Island Picture Essay

These Amelia Island images will give you a glimpse of its 13 miles of pristine beaches, abundant wildlife, historic sites and the charming village of Fernandina Beach. By Lauren Tjaden When you arrive on the barrier island of Amelia Island, something funny happens. It’s as if the whole world has…

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The Palace Saloon: The Oldest Bar in Florida

By Hilda Mitrani Amelia Island's The Palace Saloon is the oldest bar in Florida and was the last American tavern to close during Prohibition. It survived that dry era as an ice cream parlor. Once a favorite haunt of the Carnegies, the Rockefellers and other socialites, The Palace Saloon is still…

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Concours d'Elegance, the Amelia Island Car Show

Stately classic cars and assertive racers share the field of automotive dreams during this three-day festival of parades and genteel rallies, tours and test drives known as The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. Sensed more than seen or heard, Duesenbergs, Packards, Rolls Royces and other grand…

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A Babymoon in Amelia Island

By Kara Franker You know how they say that a baby changes everything? Well, since my favorite thing to do is travel to coastal towns (especially in Florida), I figured I should get in one more trip before the arrival of baby Lola. As I write this, my husband and I are excitedly expecting our first…

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A Driving Tour of Amelia Island and St. Augustine

Here's a great way to take in some of the top attractions in the Amelia Island and St. Augustine areas. Heritage Highlights The better part of your day can easily be spent at Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve between the Nassau and St. Johns Rivers. This unique national park was…

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Horseback Riding on Amelia Island & Other Florida Beaches

By Lauren Tjaden Have you ever dreamed of horseback riding on Amelia Island or another Florida beach? You’d be on an empty sweep of sand, with the waves tickling your horse’s hooves, breathing in the clean, salty air. Maybe it would be a romantic date or maybe it would be an outing for your whole…

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