Looking for a Quiet Vacation Spot or Romantic Weekend Getaway in Florida? This Island is the Sunshine State's Best Kept Secret

August 31, 2021
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Now that the kids are back in school, it's time for that romantic adult vacation you've been putting off. Are you ready to let some Fall sparks fly with your significant other? With shady oak canopies, glistening waterways, and a secluded Florida coastline, Amelia Island is the perfect backdrop for quiet and romance and the Sunshine State's best kept secret for lovers. Here's why. 

With so much to choose from, just where is the best place to stay on Amelia Island? Of course it all depends on your style, the price and what you like... but, for a quiet getaway for two our charming bed and breakfast inns, all located in downtown Fernandina Beach, may be just what you're looking for. Each award-winning property offers stately architecture, distinctive decor, daily breakfast and most a happy hour as well. They're all within walking distance of the downtown shops, restaurants and activities. Now, if getting pampered at a luxury resort is more what you had in mind, check out The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island or the Omni Amelia Island Resort on the island's south end. 


Taking in the sunset from the water brings romance to a whole new level. Enter Amelia River Cruises where a BYOB, adults-only river cruise will take you on a relaxing tour of the Cumberland Sound and Amelia River where dolphin can be seen surfacing in the water and wild horses can be spotted on the shores of Cumberland Island. Kayaking on Amelia Island is popular with couples looking to connect with nature and come face to face with heron, egrets and many other species. Or, if cruising on your own boat is more like it, head to Amelia Island Marina and select a boat from their fleet that best suits your needs. They'll prepare everything for your voyage while you leave your cares at the dock. 

Amelia Island's past is a treasure trove of history from the time the first French flag was raised in 1562 to the present day American flag. We're the only place in America to have been under the dominion of eight different flags so I guess you could say Amelia Island is like no other. To learn all about our storied past, book a tour with Amelia Island Historic Tours where they'll take you on a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Two "must see" attractions for history buffs are the Amelia Island Lighthouse and Fort Clinch. Both have been around a while and have interesting stories to tell.  
It's a little known fact that couples that play golf together, stay together. Why? Because a lot like relationships - golf can be challenging, rewarding and fun. And, it tests every bit of patience you have. Golf on Amelia Island is all of those things but set in a stunning canvas. All 99 holes are scenic with gorgeous views of marsh, lagoons, and native flora and fauna. Check here for all you ever wanted to know about the best golf courses on Amelia Island.

What is it about eating that brings people closer? Enjoying a really good meal together connects us somehow. Believe me when I tell you, there is no shortage of excellent restaurants on Amelia Island just waiting to serve you an unforgettable meal. For the best in romantic settings, service, food, and overall excellence, check out our favorites here.

Amelia Island is home to enough trails and paths to give you a change of scenery each day. EGAN'S CREEK GREENWAY trail is a special ride to view nature at its finest, and the AMELIA ISLAND TRAIL system allows you to bike over 5 miles from Peters Point Beachfront Park all the way to Amelia Island State Park on the island's south end. BIKE AMELIA can help you with a rental and even deliver them right to your hotel.


Amelia Island horseback tours are well-known and are always listed as one of the top things to do while visiting the island. Take an unforgettable ride along the beautiful Atlantic shoreline on a gentle horse that has been personalized to the level of the rider. Call AMELIA ISLAND HORSEBACK RIDINGKELLY SEAHORSE RANCH, or HAPPY TRAILS WALKING HORSES and saddle up for a tour of the beach like you've only dreamed about. Time to check this one off your bucket list.

For your next couples vacation, come to one of the best beaches in Florida where reconnecting with your significant other comes so easy. Amelia Island offers many ways to celebrate love. 

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Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.