Getting back into my routine after being on vacation is such a whirlwind! Although, I have to say I love being back at home with my favorite pup, Maylene. Today I just wanted to share about our trip so that you can have an idea of what to expect if you ever decide to visit!
Several months ago Jacob and I decided that we wanted to go on vacation for our two year anniversary. Our first year anniversary was an overnight stay in Orlando, and since our honeymoon we hadn’t really had an extended stay together, just the two of us. We do take weekend trips, or sometimes family trips, but it had been a while since it was just the two of us on vaca. Not too mention, we both needed a little r & r. So, I started researching places to explore in our state. When I saw some island vacation spots I immediately started doing my research on an island vacation. My husband decided to jump into the research as well and he spotted Amelia Island.
Amelia Island is close to the Florida/Georgia line on the east coast side of Florida. We stayed at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort and I highly recommend staying there. Our room had a beautiful view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean (not all rooms have a view). The resort had a private beach, multiple pools to choose from and various dining spots across their 1,350 acres. This place is also perfect for families to visit as the kid adventures are endless. While we could have stayed at our resort the whole time playing put put, fishing, biking, hiking, etc…we decided to explore the island a little bit.
Places we went:
- Fort Clinch State Park– Fishing pier, 3-mile shoreline (great for shark-tooth hunting), wildlife viewing, hiking, biking, and for $2 you can explore the historic Fort Clinch . Camping is also available here as we were told.
- Cumberland Island-A separate post will be up next week as we spent a whole day on the island. A little insight into the trip: there is hiking, biking, historic spots to view, beach, and wildlife viewing (like wild horses).
- Kelly Seahorse Ranch– Highly recommend this adventure-5 mile horseback riding on the beach. It was a beautiful ride, the staff is so kind (husband & wife owned), and the horses are well taken care of. No riding experience needed for this either! Side note: You cannot have cameras or phones-photos are taken by the owner and you can purchase the photos at the end of the day.
- Amelia Island Historic District– Loved this little quaint town. Shopping, antiquing, and delish food are all available in this historic town . We stopped for fudge & ice cream and visited some of the antique shops!
I loved this trip (it went by way too fast) and I hope you will want to visit, because it was so worth it. I have nothing but good things to say about my stay on Amelia Island and I can’t wait to go back!