From fine sand beaches to historic downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island offers an exciting array of activities and attractions. Best of all, most of these wonderful things to do are just minutes away from Residence Inn Amelia Island. Whether you're a weekend warrior on the golf course or a history buff taking a tour in a horse-drawn carriage, there is something for every age, every taste and every interest in our Florida paradise.
Spend a day at the beach! Seaside Park offers lots of amenities, including restrooms, outdoor showers and a wooden boardwalk. Bring a picnic and dine at one of the outdoor tables, or grab something to go at the popular nearby Sliders Grill. Parking and shaded pavilions are also available.
Fernandina's downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places, a veritable treasure trove of architectural splendor over 50 blocks. Take a walking tour of the 19th and early 20th century wood-frame buildings. It's also a great neighborhood for antique bargains and eclectic dining.
One of the most well-preserved structures from the Civil War, Fort Clinch actually never saw any battles. Visitors can find out more about the historic fort's history by taking a tour. The park is also home to a lovely sandy beach, hiking and biking trails, and a half-mile long fishing pier.
Learn all about the history of our Northern Florida island, starting with its original inhabitants, the Timucuan tribe. View Nassau County artifacts at Florida's first spoken history museum. Walking tours of historic downtown Fernandina Beach are led by the Museum's docents.
Enjoy a day of golf on the smooth, well-manicured fairways of the Amelia River Golf Club. This par 72 course tests golf players of every level. It's a beautiful setting too, with forests of oaks and myrtles, and open areas. Get in some practice at the driving range, or relax in the Club House Cafe.
Amelia Island State Park offers lots of wonderful activities. Enjoy hanging out on the white sand beach, or see it in a whole new way – on a guided horseback ride. There are lots of fantastic hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and shelling.
Explore 300 acres of protected land, what has been deemed a conservation area for "passive recreational use." That means you'll have lots of chances to see wildlife up close. Alligators, river otters, bobcats and snakes make their homes here. You might also see osprey, great blue herons and roseate spoonbills.
Take a tour via Amelia River Cruises around Cumberland Sound. You might see dolphins and endangered right whales, depending on the time of year. These narrated boat tours focus on the geography, geology and history of Northern Florida. They're a wonderful way to see the sights of Amelia Island.
Take an exciting tour of Fernandina Beach's historic downtown district via a horse-drawn carriage. You'll learn all about Amelia Island's colorful history set to the gentle clip-clop of horse hooves. Private and group tours are also available for special occasions, from weddings to children's parties.
Enjoy exclusive golf at the Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. Take on the challenge of 18 holes that are known for their bunkers, water and sand traps. After a day reading the greens, reward yourself with beverages and delicious food at the Club's Legends Lounge or Beach Club Snack Bar.