Amelia Island best place to visit

Why Amelia Island is the Best Place to Visit

Discover why Amelia Island, Florida is the best tourist destination

Amelia Island can be found in beautiful Nassau County, Florida and it is one of the southernmost Sea Islands in the Eastern United States. The island measures 13 miles in length and about 4 miles in width at the widest point. The island is not very large in size which might attribute to it being a highly desires tourist destination. Other popular destinations like Fernandina Beach and Amelia City can also be found on the island.

Amelia Island History

Amelia Island was named after Princess Amelia, the daughter of George II of Great Britain. Which might come as a shock to some, I know the people I spoke to thought the island was named after Amelia Earhart, but it was not. Amelia Island has quite a rich history, it has been under the domain of eight different flags since it was founded and the stories about the island’s history are sure to leave you in awe.

Amelia Island best place to visit

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There are seven golf courses scattered across Amelia Island, these beautiful sites can easily be seen as you fly over in the Airborne XT-912 powered hang gliding aircraft. You will also be able to spot the magnificent Amelia Island Plantation, which is a luxurious resort as well as the home of the Amelia River Golf Course, The Long Point Course, The Oakmarsh Course, and the Ocean Links Course. If you enjoy golfing then this island is a must visit for you.

Amelia Island is also home to another majestic resort, The Ritz-Carlton. Located on a grand stretch of pristine coastline, this North Florida resort is the perfect place relax and rejuvenate yourself. Surrender to serenity at their on-site spa, indulge in fine dining or play 18 holes on the private golf course which is lined with ancient, moss-covered oaks.

If it is the nature part of things you enjoy you will find Amelia Island is quite magical with their natural sites and wild animals. Amelia Island has been the perfect spot for ancient turtle traditions of nesting and hatching during the summer time. When the nests hatch you have the opportunity to see thousands of tiny little sea turtle babies making their way home to the ocean, it is quite a sight to behold.

Amelia Island is truly one of the most majestic places to visit in the eastern United States, while you are there be sure to book your powered hang gliding adventure and bask in the beauty of the island from an aerial perspective. See all the sights from over 2,000 feet in the air and make beautiful memories that will be shared for generations to come. Enjoy seeing the coastline of Fernandina Beach from the sky, giving you a picturesque view.

No matter what the reasons for visiting Amelia Island you can be sure you won’t run out of activities to partake in nor amazing sites to view, go head visit Amelia Island and all its wonder today!

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