Make it a Guys' Getaway

March 8, 2015
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It's been a long, hard winter, and you've earned an escape:  get the guys together and come to Amelia Island to play.  Whether it's a golf trip, a reunion of college friends, a bachelor weekend, or just a short break, Amelia Island has everything you need for a great time and for great stories.
  • Go Golfing.  With 117 holes and seven that play along the Atlantic Ocean - think of it as a 42 million square foot water hazard - the links of Amelia Island offer irresistible play for golfers of every skill level.  Amelia Island's resorts offer a variety of golf packages year-round.
  • Conquer Fort Clinch.  Go back in time and explore an amazingly well-preserved Civil War era fort set in a State Park with something for everyone to do: daily tours of the fort, six miles of trails for biking and hiking, a quiet beach for surf fishing and beach combing plus a fishing pier with a great view of Amelia and Cumberland Islands. The Park has two campgrounds, one at the beach and another at the river, for those who like to get a bit closer to nature.
  • Take a Skydive. Take a tandem skydive over beautiful Amelia Island just 2.3 miles from the sandy beaches of Amelia Island over the Atlantic Ocean. After a scenic 15-minute plane ride to altitude over the Florida coastline, you'll take to the sky securely attached to an experienced United States Parachute Association-qualified instructor for an exhilirating skydive with a 120 miles per hour free-fall.
  • Get out on the Water.  Hop on a jet ski, rent a pontoon boat, or take a kayak excursion or marsh tour, it's all possible and customizable for you and your friends.  If you want to cast a line, check out some of the Island's legendary fishing charters. Or try out surfing or Stand Up Paddleboarding, lessons and equipment (and wetsuit) rentals available.
  • Eat and Drink.  Amelia Island is home to the Palace, Florida's oldest saloon, set in historic downtown Fernandina with a range of restaurants within walking distance featuring food from local shrimp and Southern fare to Cuban, Spanish, Mexican, burgers, and more. To find the best artisan cocktails and get a fun take on local history, take a Mixology Tasting Tour. If you like to listen to acoustic music and a good beer selection, try the local favorite Green Turtle Tavern and get seats on the wrap-around porch (and don't miss the special outdoor ping-pong setup.)

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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.