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The Best Rainy Day Activities on Amelia Island

When it rains, it pours, and sometimes you still want to get out during the rainy weather but can only spend the day indoors. Whether it is visiting the Amelia Island Museum of History or eating at a local restaurant, here are five ways to enjoy rainy day activities!

Read on to get an idea of what lies in store. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for more great restaurants and attractions to include in your Fernandina Beach itinerary!

Amelia Island Museum of History

The Amelia Island Museum of History is a great stop to duck the rain and learn more about the Isle of Eight Flags. The Amelia Island Museum of History resides inside the former Nassau County Jail and is Florida’s first spoken history museum. As many locals know, Amelia Island has some of the most exciting tales of piracy, con artists, and more. If you are looking for something different, there are several other great museums fit for a range of ages and interest levels.

R&R at an Amelia Island Spa

When the workweek has you stressed out, you need a spa day to remember what its like to be happy! There are several Amelia Island spas that we like, but here are a few we recommend:

  • Magna’s Salon
  • Coastal Massage Therapy
  • Ritz-Carlton Spa

Visit a Local Art Gallery

Taking in local art is a pastime that is often underrated. Perusing the local artwork can give you a better sense for the history of the area and inspire you to create your own artwork (or buy and put it on your wall at home). Here are a few of our favorite local art galleries that will be sure to entertain you while the rain drops softly in the background.

Eat at a Local Restaurant or Bar

The Amelia Island food scene is alive with fun gastropubs, upscale steakhouses, and tastes of the Old World, all within a stone’s throw from downtown Fernandina Beach. If you are feeling thirsty, The Palace Saloon is Florida’s oldest continually operating saloon and is a must-stop while you are in town.

Spend a Weekend at The Fairbanks House

After a rainy day exploring museums, art galleries, and local restaurants, return to charming accommodations at our historic bed and breakfast! Each of the rooms, suites, and cottages have their own stories to tell. Just ask the innkeepers, and they’ll be happy to share a tale or two. Our 1885 Italianate villa might be old, but you can still enjoy all the modern amenities you would expect from a high-end stay!

Learn more on how you can spend a weekend at The Fairbanks House at the link below!