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Fernandina Beach

Amelia Island, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Hiking, City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: This little seaport town located on Amelia Island has had an extremely  lively history from the Timacuan Indians to the Spanish Explorers, Pirates to... more »
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really do love this town. I love being able to drive out on the beach on the south end of the island. The new bike paths are wonderful too. On the north end I enjoy walking the beach all the way down to the pier at Fort Clinch and getting an ice cream at Putt Putt. You have never... More

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omaha, ne
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159 reviews 159 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

would loved to have spent more time here but the little town is fabulous--great shops-it was quiet as we were there on a wed. and school has started--loved this quaint town.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved Fernandina Beach, especially the Salty Pelican with it's open second-story bar and the adorable shops including the Twisted Sister and Oliva Amelia shops

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Water & waves were great ! Parking is plentiful. Very relaxing time. A wonderful place to relax. Great place to bike.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ocean breeze and sand under your feet makes you want to stay forever and fish or take pictures or seashell collecting.

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Panama City, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Historic downtown area is charming and quaint with museums, shops, restaurants, courtyard cafes and marina. The visitor's center is a great place to begin with Raven's insight into where to go and how to get there, complete with offered discounts and coupons. The history of the shrimping industry can be viewed at the waterfront museum. The beachfront is beautiful... More

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Buffalo, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The beach was really nice, not crowded and could take long walks and not be bothered. We saw dolphins swimming in the morning and found starfish and lots of other shells. It wasn't clear blue water if that's what you're looking for. The town was adorable, downtown had cute shops and for such a small island, wonderful restaurants. Great family... More

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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a nice little beach town. There are several shops that are fun to visit. The town has did a wonderful job preserving buildings and homes in the historical area.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very Nice sights but it's not the Caribbean! It's fun though with your kids! It's about the same as myrtle beach or charleston

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Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Maybe our expectations were too high. The downtown area is quaint, pretty and full of the typical little shops and beautifully restored Victorians, etc. - exactly what you'd expect. The restaurants are over priced, we stopped at a cute burger place called Tastys, good food but not any better in quality than Whataburger up the street and in no way... More

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