Amelia Island, Florida

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2016 Concours D’Elegance on Amelia Island

From gas-guzzling muscle cars to state-of-the-art battery-powered driving machines, the 2016 Concours D'Elegance didn't disappoint. The annual gathering held on Amelia Island marked a three-day golf-less weekend across the Ritz-Carlton and Golf Club of Amelia Island properties, with several events rolling out impeccable rides, including Cars & Coffee at the Concours: Saturday's free-admission event featuring over 250 cars on display, lining the fairways and greens of Amelia's prestigious oceanfront golf courses. [caption id="attachment_1181" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] The all-new Ford GT was…

Inside Amelia Island’s Fort Clinch

A visit to Amelia Island would be incomplete without taking time out from the beach to visit the island's northernmost tourist attraction: Fort Clinch. A masonry fortification that was originally designed to protect the states from coastal invaders along a key maritime corridor at the Florida-Georgia line, Fort Clinch is well-known for protecting Union soldiers from their own southern countrymen during the Civil War in lieu of foreign threats. Today the fort stands as a reminder of the division between the states during the…

Where to Rent Bikes on Amelia Island

Biking on Amelia Island is a great way to spend an afternoon while on vacation, but what if you left the bikes at home? No worries, there are a few businesses on Amelia Island that've got you covered, and not just for biking, either. These rental shops offer a wide variety of services on the island, from kayak rentals to stand-up paddle boards (SUP). When you're looking for things to do on Amelia Island, these stores have plenty of activities to…

Biking on Amelia Island

  There are plenty of reasons to take the bikes to the beach this summer, and if you're heading to Amelia Island then you’ll have to be sure to bring them along. With miles of bike paths, from Fort Clinch’s challenging off-road routes to the newly-constructed paved Amelia Island Trail, bike riders of all ages should have no problem finding a road that’s perfect for them. Let’s check out some of the island’s various bike trails in this week’s post.…

Coastal Restaurants: Marché Burette, Amelia Island

If you ever find yourself wondering around north Florida's Amelia Island and looking for a good place to stop and grab lunch, there are dozens of restaurants to choose from. While trying to avoid the obvious tourists traps and oceanfront restaurants that cater to dinner guests, it can be hard to find a great lunchtime meal at a reasonable price. We decided to stop by a market that caters to the breakfast and lunchtime crowd only, Marché Burette at Omni's…