Amelia Island has a wide variety of activities, tours, shopping and restaurants in a very compact space.  The local music and art scene is also quite active.  Combine that with state parks, nature trails, 13 miles of beach and at least one festival or major event every month and you’ll wish that you’d marked off a few more days for your stay with us.

Art and Antiques

Consignment and Thrift Shopping

Crafts and Classes

Day Trips

  • St. Mary’s, GA
  • Cumberland Island, GA
  • Brunswick, GA
  • St. Simons Island, GA
  • Sapelo Island, GA
  • Sea Island, GA
  • Little St. Simons Island, GA
  • Jekyll Island, GA
  • Okefenokee Swamp
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • St. Augustine, FL



Fishing and Sailing


  • Fernandina Beach Golf Club 27 holes
  • The Golf Club at North Hampton 18 holes


  • Amelia Island Museum of History Florida’s only spoken history museum
  • Amelia Island Carriages –  History, ghosts and gossip! Ask us about setting up a private tour
  • Amelia River Cruises – Several tours most days offering a narrated history of Amelia Island and Cumberland
  • Fernandina Beach Historic District  - 50-block area on the National Register of Historic Places for amazing preservation of late Victorian architecture, self-guided maps available
  • Ft. Clinch – 1800′s fort with guides staying in character, inside of Ft. Clinch State Park, a nice bike ride


  • Amelia Island Yatch Basin  full-service marina
  • Egan’s Creek Marina  full-service marina
  • Fernandina Beach City Marina  located in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach Parks


  • Big Talbot Island State Park  sandy Atlantic beaches, nature trails
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore  17 miles of secluded beaches, historic trails
  • Fort Clinch State Park 1,121-acre state park with historic Civil War fort, beaches, fishing pier
  • Fort George Island State Cultural Site  features historic 4.4-mile trail
  • Greenway – miles of groomed grass trails featuring marshes, wildlife and serenity, starting a mile from the inn
  • Little Talbot Island State Park  2,500-acre island state park


  • Amelia Island Carriages – tailor-made private carriage tour to hear about the history, ghosts and gossip of the area (call us for rates)
  • Amelia Island Trolleys – learn about the rich history of Fernandina, several daily tours

Spa, Relaxation, Meditation and Fitness

  • Amelia Island Plantation Spa and Shops – full-service spa at Amelia Island Resort
  • Magna’s Salon – day spa a short walk from the inn in the Historic District
  • Ritz-Carlton - full-service spa at the Ritz-Carlton, approximately 10 minutes by car from the inn
  • Cormier Studios – featuring hair, nails, and makeup, 5 minutes by car
  • Amelia Massage Associates – experienced crew specializing in massage, offering facials as well – 10 minutes by car
  • Island Massages – Swedish, maternity, hot stone and neuromuscular and more are offered by this experienced massuesse
  • Ask about in-room massage availability at Fairbanks House. Great for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Getaways
  • Go Yoga – daily classes for beginners through advanced students
  • Y Yoga – beach and classroom Yoga, fitness
  • Peg Leg Running Tours – jogging tours of Historic Fernandina Beach – at your pace
  • Amelia Island Runners –  club for runners of all abilities offering group runs, training, races, community outreach and support
  • Club 14 Fitness – a full health club offering classes, weights, cardio, personal training and more – a good jog from the inn
  • Sol Pedal Cycling Studio – daily spinning classes for exercisers and serious cyclists – a few blocks from the inn