A quick 30-minute ride from Jacksonville will begin your visit to Amelia Island; where golden shores, historical explorations, and endless recreational opportunities all help to consistently rank it among “The Top 10 U.S. Islands”. From the 117 holes scattered through this premier golfing region and the impressively preserved marshlands to the annual Shrimp Festival and 70 distinctive restaurants, it is safe to say that a visit to Amelia Island will keep you far from bored and surely entertained from arrival to departure. You’ll get the chance to explore a total of 13 miles of uncrowded coastline perfect for a swim, kayak adventure, or simply a nice relaxing evening sitting and watching the sun slowly dip below the horizon. When not enjoying digging your toes into the warm sand, make your way to the historic district where horse drawn carriage rides and even some friendly pirates await your arrival. Spend the remainder of your time discovering the surrounding natural beauty, finding new trinkets and treasures at the many shops, and merely soaking up all this lovely town has to offer.