As travel restrictions begin to loosen up, we know travelers are ready to end their months of lockdown and do some exploring. We also understand the first adventure might be a domestic road trip. This blog series, ON THE ROAD with MANN TRAVELS was developed with that in mind. Please enjoy these ideas and itineraries designed to inspire you to visit the USA – from sea to shining sea!
Amelia Island is the southernmost point in the chain of Sea Islands that stretches along the East Coast starting in South Carolina and heading all the way south to the top of Florida. The small barrier island, only 13 miles long, is a relaxing and peaceful destination with beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife and some wonderful properties to stay.
A vacation on Amelia Island provides uncrowded, pristine beaches to walk or swim and lots of space to relax without the crowds. An easygoing destination, you can park your car once you arrive and travel by bike, golf cart or even horse to get around!
Fernandina Beach’s 50-block downtown historic district tells the story of a colorful past. The island was a sought after, and fought over, piece of land for shipping strongholds and easy access to Florida. Now, the area is a walkable district filled with shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries profiling local, talented artists. The second Saturday of each month, participating galleries host art events and open houses to showcase the resident artists.
Mann Travels recommends staying at the Ritz Carlton for a wonderful Amelia Island experience. Poised on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic, the resort is a perfect combination of Southern charm and coastal beauty. One of only 14 hotels in the US to be awarded 2 Five Diamond Ratings from AAA, is a true island getaway.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is also a wonderful resort. Poised between the ocean and the intercoastal marshes it has golf, tennis, water activities and is perfect for a family reunion, a romantic getaway or a great girls weekend!
Special amenities at these properties include resort credits and a full breakfast for two and are only available through booking with Mann Travels.
So, what are you waiting for? Get on the road. Amelia Island is easy to reach and impossible to forget!