waves crashing on the shores of fernandina beach aerial view

Your Guide to Amelia Island

waves crashing on the shores of fernandina beach aerial view

Your Guide to Amelia Island

Paella in black pan with rice, shrimps, mussels, squid and meat, bowl with olives and vintage cutlery. Seafood paella, traditional spanish dish. Paella on rustic black wooden table. Selective focus (Paella in black pan with rice, shrimps, mussels, squ

Dining

The culinary scene on Amelia Island captures the essence of our charming slice of paradise through a diverse array of expertly prepared cuisines. Explore the fusion of various cultures in a restaurant setting that inspires and delights. Maybe you'd like to experience the flavors of Old World Spain through paella and ceviche. Perhaps you'd prefer an indulgent meal of freshly caught seafood under the shade of majestic oaks and fragrant magnolia trees. Since all of the best restaurants sit in the Historic District, you'll never be more than a stone's throw away from fantastic fare when you stay with us!

Restaurants

Joe's 2nd Street Bistro

Price:

http://www.joesbistro.com/

Espana Restaurant & Tapas

Price:

http://espanadowntown.com/

David's Restaurant & Lounge

Price:

http://ameliaislanddavids.com/

Burlingame Restaurant

Price:

http://burlingamerestaurant.com/

Le Clos

Price:

http://www.leclos.com/

Cafe Karibo

Price:

https://www.cafekaribo.com/

29 South Restaurant

Price:

https://www.29southrestaurant.com/

Lulu's

Price:

http://www.lulusamelia.com/

Wicked Bao

Price:

http://wickedbao.com/

Bars & Beverages

Palace Saloon

Price:

http://www.thepalacesaloon.com/

Green Turtle Tavern

Price:

http://www.greenturtletavern.com/

The Salty Pelican

Price:

https://thesaltypelicanamelia.com/

The Decantery

Price:

http://www.thedecantery.com/

Old paintings in golden frames

Activities & Entertainment

From eclectic upscale consignment shops and quirky local art galleries to niche museums and entertaining tours of the island, you'll find no shortage of activities to keep you busy during your stay! Attend a theatre performance at the local playhouse or spend the day spotting historical landmarks from a riverboat or trolley. If you're determined to keep up with your wellness regimen while on vacation, attend a yoga or spin class. You can even schedule a massage or facial appointment at a highly acclaimed spa! Between beach excursions and indulgent fine dining, you can delight in all that the Island has to offer. See for yourself why people return to this tranquil retreat year after year.

Theaters, Tours, and Shows

Amelia Community Theatre

http://www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org/

Amelia Musical Playhouse

http://www.ameliamusicalplayhouse.com/

Marlin & Barrel Distillery Tour

https://marlinbarrel.com/

Museums, Galleries, and Historic Sites

Amelia Island Museum of History

http://ameliamuseum.org/

The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island

https://www.ameliaisland.com/things-to-do/Culture-Tours/Maritime-Museum-of-Amelia-Island

Amelia Island Trolley Tours

http://www.ameliaislandtrolleys.com/index.html

Amelia River Cruises

https://www.ameliarivercruises.com/

Blue Door Artists

https://www.facebook.com/bluedoorartists?fref=photo

Island Art Association

http://islandart.org/

Bosque Bello Cemetery

https://www.fbfl.us/276/Bosque-Bello-Cemetery

Shopping

Eight Flags Antique Market

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eight-Flags-Antique-Market/120660731307306?sk=wall&filter=2

Trailer Park Collectibles

http://www.trailerparkcollectiblesfl.com/

Pineapple Patch

https://www.ameliaisland.com/Shopping/Pineapple-Patch

Pippi's Consignment Cottage

http://www.pippiscottage.com/

Buy-Gones Ladies Resale Boutique

https://www.facebook.com/BuyGones/

Retail Therapy Consignment

https://www.facebook.com/retailtherapyconsignment

JJ Cooper

https://jjcooper.net/

Twisted Sisters

https://www.ameliaisland.com/Shopping/Twisted-Sister

Olive Amelia

https://www.oliveamelia.com/

Spas, Meditation, and Wellness

Magna's Salon

https://www.magnasalon.com/

CorMieR Hair Studio

https://www.ameliaisland.com/Shopping/CorMieR-Hair-Studio

Coastal Massage Therapy

https://ameliacmt.amtamembers.com/

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Spa

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/spa

Ritz-Carolton Spa

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/florida/amelia-island/spa

Sol Pedal

http://www.solpedal.com/

Go Yoga

https://www.ameliaisland.com/things-to-do/Beach-Land/Go-Yoga

Y Yoga

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Alternative---Holistic-Health-Service/Y-Yoga-202835743231398/

Centred on Yoga

http://centredonyoga.com/index.htm

Other Activities & Entertainment

Amelia Island Escape Rooms

https://ameliaislandescaperooms.com/

Paisley Grace Makery

https://paisleygracemakery.com/

Clay Times Art Center

https://www.claytimesartcenter.com/

Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum

http://fbpinball.com/

Horse riding on the beach at sunset,

Outdoor Recreation

Bask under the sun's revitalizing rays as you embark on an outdoor adventure on Amelia Island! Whether you're hoping to spend your vacation relaxing on the beach or enticing your adventurous nature, you'll find that there's something for everyone. Hike or bike your way along winding nature trails that lead you through magnificent state parks. Explore the coastline on horseback or try a new watersport like stand up paddleboarding or sailing. Your inner thrill seeker might prefer something more spontaneous like skydiving! Outstanding views of the ocean complement the coastal landscapes, setting the scene for an experience of a lifetime!

Hiking, Biking, and Kayaking

Fort Clinch State Park

https://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch

Big Talbot Island State Park

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/big-talbot-island-state-park

Cumberland Island National Seashore

https://www.nps.gov/cuis/index.htm

Fort George Island State Cultural Site

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/fort-george-island-cultural-state-park

Little Talbot Island State Park

https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/little-talbot-island-state-park

Kayak Amelia

http://www.kayakamelia.com/

Amelia Island Kayak Excursions

https://www.ameliaislandkayak.com/

SuperCorsa Cycles

https://www.supercorsacycles.com/

Golf

Fernandina Beach Golf Club

https://www.fernandinabeachgolfclub.com/

The Golf Club at North Hampton

http://gcnorthhampton.com/

Amelia River Golf Club

http://www.golfclubameliariver.com/

The Golf Club of Amelia Island

http://www.golfclubofamelia.com/

The Amelia Island Club

https://www.ameliaislandclub.com/

Long Point at the Amelia Island Club

https://www.ameliaislandclub.com/experience/golf

Other Outdoor Activities

The Angler's Mark

http://www.theanglersmark.com/

Amelia Angler Outfitters

https://ameliaangler.com/

Windward Sailing School

https://windwardsailing.com/

Skydive Amelia

http://www.skydiveameliaisland.com/

Segway Tours

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/things-to-do/resort-activities/amelias-wheels

Amelia Island Horseback Riding

http://ameliaislandhorsebackriding.com/

Kelly Seahorse Ranch

https://www.kellyranchinc.net/

Riptide Watersports

https://www.riptideamelia.com/

Backwater Cat Adventure

http://www.backwatercatadventure.com/backwater-cat-adventure-amelia-island/

Florida Adventure Sports

https://florida-adventure-sports.com/

Stand Up Paddleboarding

https://www.riptideamelia.com/sup-tours/

looking up at the colorful festival flags

Events & Festivals

Regardless of the time of year you choose to visit, you'll find a plethora of lively events and festivals to attend. Immerse yourself in a setting that stimulates your senses through the sounds of music, artistic visuals, and energetic performances. The winter and autumn months usher in artsy annual events such as the Amelia Jazz and Rendezvous Film festivals. The spring and summer months commemorate nature's beauty at events that celebrate local flora and fauna. Attending an Amelia Island affair serves as an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with locals and to get to know the island through their eyes.

January

Restaurant Week

https://www.ameliaisland.com/landing-pages/restaurant-week

Amelia Chamber Music Festival

https://ameliachambermusic.org/

February

Amelia Chamber Music Festival

https://ameliachambermusic.org/

Amelia Island Book Festival

https://ameliaislandbookfestival.org/

March

Amelia Chamber Music Festival

https://ameliachambermusic.org/

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

https://www.ameliaconcours.org/

April

Amelia Chamber Music Festival

https://ameliachambermusic.org/

Katie Ride for Life

https://www.ameliaisland.com/Calendar/Katie-Ride-for-Life

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

May

Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

https://www.shrimpfestival.com/

Wild Amelia Nature Festival

http://wildamelia.org/Nature_Festival.html

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

June

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

July

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

August

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

September

Rendezvous Film Festival

https://www.rendezvousfilmfestival.net/

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

October

Amelia Island Jazz Festival

https://www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com/

Sounds on Center

http://soundsoncentre.com/

November

Petanque Amelia Island Open

https://www.ameliaisland.com/petanque

December

Holiday Home Tours

https://www.ameliaisland.com/Calendar/10-Annual-Holiday-Home-Tour

Dickens on Centre

https://www.ameliaisland.com/landing-pages/Dickens-on-Centre-Christmas-Festival

Provincial Suite

Accommodations

Fairbanks House stands out as an outstanding feat of Victorian-inspired architecture in the heart of downtown Fernandina Beach. Guests can choose between 12 different accommodation options ranging from traditional B&B rooms and spacious suites to private cottages tucked away beneath arching oaks on our property. Natural light beams through our windows, highlighting the intricate decor that composes an air of casual elegance. Allow us to pamper you with the modern conveniences of today while you catch glimpses of the past in the form of antique furnishings and interior design. Whether you're planning a romantic retreat or a girls-only getaway, you're in for a treat when you stay with us!