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4 Reasons to Take a Day Trip From Savannah to Amelia Island

Finding the perfect work-life balance is one of the best ways to improve your quality of life. What better way to do so than with a vacation? There’s nothing better than a last-minute getaway to clear your head. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a dreamy beach retreat. The ocean waves, salty air, and sunshine will do you some good.  

Read on to learn more about what makes Amelia Island the perfect getaway from Savannah, GA. Then, request a free copy of our Vacation Guide for the best local insight regarding the best things to do.  

4 Reasons Amelia Island Is One of the Best Getaways from Savannah, GA  

Pack your bags. It’s time for a vacation!  

1. It’s Just a Short Drive Away  

Distance: 128 miles | Drive Time: Two hours  

The drive from Savannah, GA, to Amelia Island, FL, is a short one. All you have to do is take I-95 S to US-17 S in Nassau County, and you’ll be there in no time.  

2. You Can Get Lost in Nature  

Spending time in nature does wonders for your mental and physical health. Searching for seashells can feel meditative and intense biking can feel cathartic. You’ll feel refreshed after some time spent under the sun. Some of our favorite outdoor activities include:  

3. The Food Is Delicious  

Amelia Island is home to some of the most amazing dining options. From fresh catches from the Atlantic Ocean to vegetarian and vegan options, you will undoubtedly find a menu that satisfies your tastebuds. Some of our favorite options include:  

View a full list of some of our favorite local dining establishments.  

4. You Will Feel at Home at The Fairbanks House  

The Fairbanks House is the perfect place to stay during your getaway from Savannah, GA. Our beautiful accommodations, elegant features, and top-notch amenities set the scene for an unforgettable Amelia Island vacation. Each morning, you’ll wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and a warm, gourmet breakfast. Additionally, you will have access to the on-site pool, complimentary bicycles, and beach gear. In the evenings, you can join us for social hour, which includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres.  

We can’t wait to host you!