The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and adventure awaits! You don’t want to miss out on spending the perfect summer on Amelia Island. There is a good reason why travelers come back every year to witness the beauty our little slice of paradise offers. Discover the charm of Fernandina Beach for yourself when you plan a stay at The Fairbanks House for your vacation.
We’ve outlined some of our favorite things to do in the summer around the island! You can find even more suggestions for things to do in our Vacation Guide!
Five of the Best Things to Do in the Summer on Amelia Island
1. Get Some Fresh Air at a Local Park
Breathe in the salty air, take in the beautiful landscapes, and unwind in nature. You don’t want to miss out on some of the most beautiful experiences when visiting some of the local state parks! Here are some of our favorite parks:
- Fort Clinch State Park
- Amelia Island State Park
- George Grady Fishing Pier State Park
- Fernandina Plaza State Park
2. Spend Time out on the Water
One of the major draws of visiting a beach town is all the opportunities to spend time on the water! Whether you’re interested in boat rides, fishing, or beach bumming, you’ll find no shortage of experiences by or on the water:
- Visit the best beaches
- Go fishing
- Embark on a boat tour
Travel Tip: Read our blog about the best outdoor activities for more ideas on what to do!
3. Embark on a Unique Adventure
What better time to cross off a bucket list activity than while you’re on vacation? Treat yourself to some thrilling experiences that will get your heart racing or memorable moments, such as witnessing rare species of birds. Here are a few suggestions:
- Horseback riding on the beach
- Go for a bike ride
- Spot rare birds in Florida
- Skydive over the island
- Visit the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
4. Dine at the Best Local Restaurants
We don’t know about you but eating out at different restaurants is one of our favorite things to do when we travel! Whether you’re searching for the best spot to grab a light lunch or a nice establishment for a romantic dinner, you’ll love all the local establishments from which you can choose!
Travel Tip: Craving seafood? Check out this blog on seafood restaurants!
5. Stay at The Fairbanks House
Get the most out of your summer on Amelia Island when you choose to stay in our beautiful Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast, conveniently nestled near all the best restaurants, shopping, and attractions in town. We offer a variety of elegant accommodations to ensure that your getaway is unforgettable! Choose between five stunning rooms, four spacious suites, and three cozy, private cottages. While you’re here, take advantage of our unique amenities ranging from a delicious, homemade breakfast provided each morning to complimentary use of our beach cruiser bikes.
Check our availability and start planning your summer vacation today!