Amelia Island, Florida: A snowbird travel guide
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About Amelia Island
Winner of numerous travel awards, such as America’s Favorite Beach Town (Travel + Leisure) and Best Beach Town in Florida (Huffington Post), Amelia Island is located on Florida’s Atlantic coast in Nassau County. One of the Sea Islands – a collection of islands along the east coast from South Carolina to Florida – it’s known for its unique history, one that includes eight flags and colonial control by many nations. Today, it is a popular beach destination for Canadian snowbirds.
The area is popular among snowbirds because it is away from the more tourist-focused areas of the state. It’s known for its 20 km of pristine beaches, festivals, golf courses, dining options, historic district and nature experiences.
Snowbirds can choose from a number of accommodation options for their stay, from luxury resorts, country style inns, bed and breakfasts to condo and home rentals and even camping. In total, there are more than 90 accommodation options.
Travelling to the island is easy. If you are driving, there are two bridges that connect it with mainland Florida. If you are flying, the island is located about 30 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport.
If you want to explore other cities in the area, you are only a short drive from Charleston, Jacksonville, Orlando and Savannah.
The island experiences mild temperatures and sunshine year-round. From October to March, the temperature hovers from 17°C to 20°C, perfect weather for biking, hiking and golf.
Learn more about Amelia Island in Florida by visiting www.ameliaisland.com.
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