AMELIA ISLAND (September 14, 2010) – The annual clash between the football powerhouses of the University of Florida and University of Georgia is known for its exciting play and devoted fans. This year, Gator fans and Bulldog fans alike are invited to visit Amelia Island for the popular football game weekend. Amelia Island is located just 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville and EverBank Field.
Also during the Florida-Georgia football weekend, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will be home to a variety of events. On Friday, October 29, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will host the Gator/Dawg Boardwalk Bash with live entertainment and $1 beer, followed by the Frat Bash Dance and Party with The Swingin’ Medallions, the “Party Band of the South”. On Saturday, the resort is offering a special Georgia/Florida Kids Camp for its guests, allowing parents to leave their children in Kids Camp while they attend the big game.
Several other island accommodators are offering special deals or added-value for this much-anticipated college football rivalry, but encourage visitors to make hotel reservations soon. Here’s the starting line-up:
Addison on Amelia, www.addisononamelia.com, is offering 25% off a three-night stay during the FL/GA weekend.
Amelia Hotel at the Beach, www.ameliahotel.com, is giving guests a fourth night free (on the current stay) during the FL/GA weekend, with standard room rates starting at $129 per night plus tax. Packages including transportation to the game are available.
Amelia Inn at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, www.omniameliaislandplantation.com, is offering room rates starting at $179 per night, plus tax during the FL/GA weekend.
The Amelia Island Williams House, www.williamshouse.com, is offering a fourth night free to guests during the FL/GA weekend.
Fairbanks House, www.fairbankshouse.com, is offering a fourth night free during the popular football weekend.
The Hampton Inn at the Beach, www.ameliaislandhamptoninn.com, features a "Stay Two Nights, Get the Third Night Free" offer for the FL/GA weekend at $199 per night plus tax.
The Hoyt House, www.hoythouse.com, is offering a "Stay for Three Pay for Two" third night free, with complimentary $50 gift certificate toward your next visit to The Hoyt House. Special Gator Breakfast to energize your game morning. Guests staying for only two nights will receive $50 off their second night.
The Residence Inn – Amelia Island, www.residenceinnameliaisland.com, is offering guests the a "Tailgate Party" at the Beach with free "Beer Blast" during Friday check-in for FL/GA football weekend. The party will include hamburgers, cheeseburgers and hotdogs. Guests must book before October 20.
About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida’s coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit www.ameliaisland.com.
*All accommodation stays are based on availability, include restrictions, minimum stay requirements and prices vary. These offers cannot be combined with any other special offers. Please contact the individual hotels for further details on their availability and restrictions.
-Amelia Island Convention & Visitor’s Bureau-