Visiting Amelia Island has been on my Jacksonville bucket list since we moved here in late 2018. It has all the Southern style I just adore, and lots of seafood and beaches. So, yeah, basically it’s perfect. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be able to start traveling again and sharing travel content! We are easing back into family travel, so a day trip to Amelia Island from our home in Jacksonville is perfect it’s an hour there, roughly. So, we were able to be pretty leisurely, but I desperately want to plan an overnight there and stay at OMNI or the Ritz Carlton (or really any other nice resort in the area that’s family friendly) and make a weekend of it, because there’s so much great stuff to explore.
We kicked off our day at Fort Clinch State Park. The Fort was cool, but I would definitely suggest going for a hike & exploring the beach. Bring swimsuits and towels!
After cleaning up and getting dressed, we headed to the absolute precious downtown area. It’s so bright and cute. An Instagram worthy downtown if I’ve ever seen one!
Per the recommendation of sooo many people online, we had lunch at the walk up seafood shack Timoti’s. The food lived up to the hype, it was budget friendly, and there’s a pirate playground for the kids. Plus, local beers!
There are so many great little places to shop. I particularly loved the cute places to grab beach wear.
There was also a super cute historical book store, I wanted to pop into but we got distracted and never made it in.
For dessert, we grabbed treat from Nana Teresa’s. They had a fabulous variety and I definitely think it’s worth popping into for a sweet treat.
We headed back after that, but when we visit again I will definitely do some more shopping, seafood eating, and beach exploring. I know my husband and the boys are planning to go fishing when we visit again. If you’ve been, I’d love to hear what you enjoyed!