Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island is the epitome of Florida charm. Pristine beaches, historic buildings, and cute and quirky shops and restaurants make this town a top destination in North Florida. Here are a few ideas for the perfect weekend getaway in Fernandina Beach:
I don't know about you, but I like to begin my trips by exploring local wildlife first. You could easily spend your entire first day relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches in North Florida.
If you want to try something new, horseback riding on the beach is a magical experience. If you're traveling with your significant other, a sunrise or moonlit ride is very romantic. There are several businesses in town that offer these tours.
Make sure you pay a visit to Fort Clinch State Park, where the lovely foliage and picturesque beaches will captivate you.
If you enjoy learning about history, travel back in time with a guided tour of Fort Clinch. Bring food for a picnic and don't forget to check out the impressive fishing pier.
When you're ready to head back to civilization, mosey on down to Centre Street. Among the many shops and restaurants housed in historic buildings, you'll find Florida's oldest bar, The Palace Saloon.
For an extra special stay, book a night in the Florida House Inn. This charming 1857 boarding house claims to be the oldest standing hotel in Florida.
There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, but if you're looking for a quirky place with a laid-back vibe and an awesome burger, check out T-Ray's Burger Station. This incredible gas station turned diner serves up a delicious breakfast as well.
One last thing: Don't leave town without an ice cream cone or a box of homemade goodies from Fantastic Fudge. You'll thank me later.
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