One of the things I love about living on the First Coast is the plethora of adventures that await us right outside our back door. From the river to the beaches there are ample things to do, places to shop, and great food to taste. Should we decide to escape the boundaries of the city there is St. Augustine just South, and Amelia Island and Fernandina just North. Tourists flock to St. Augustine every year, but Fernandina and Amelia remain a bit less congested.
Like St. Augustine, Amelia Island and Fernandina are full of history and charm, and of course that classic Southern hospitality you would expect of the region. My family recently spent the weekend there on a little mini babymoon staycation. You’ve heard about our stay, now learn more about what we did, and where we ate.
What to do:
Admission: $6 parking $2 per person entry into Ft Over 1,400 acre state park Civil War Era Fort Historic Reenactments
Right on the water
Great for exploring with the kids
Miles of Hiking and camping
Admission: Average $22-28 for adults, $16 for children Sunset Adult BYOB Cruises
Tour the river and intercostal around Amelia Island and Cumberland Island
Pass Ft. Clinch
Pass Dolphins and wild horses
Learn more about the history of the First Coast and the families who influenced it
Have you experienced the charms of Fernandina and Amelia Island? What are your favorite spots to frequent? I’d love to hear about your travels in the comments section.
Enjoy the Journey!
xo- Amy West
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