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Amelia Island Historic District

Amelia Island, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Sugar Land, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband's aunt took us to Amelia Island during our trip to Jacksonville. Since he and I are big fans of antique shopping and finding eclectic stores, Amelia Island was the perfect stop during our trip. Just a short ferry away, Amelia Island is tucked away and even the ride through the island is completely relaxing. Once you make your... More

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Tampa, Florida
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259 reviews 259 reviews
82 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

What a beautiful and charming historic downtown area! Amazing restaurants, little local shops of all types, tree lined streets that are lit up at night with Christmas lights, and historical buildings and houses all around:) We loved just walking up and down the streets, dropping into great local finds like the book Loft & Amelia Island Coffee. Take a camera... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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134 reviews 134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wow...I had no idea that such charming towns still existed in Florida....but they do! What a lovely little town with great restaurants, little shops to stroll through, tree lined streets, & beautiful historical homes to stroll by. Don't miss reading the history on these homes. This is an area that you don't want to miss!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We always end up here at some time during our vacations on Amelia Island. There are quaint little stores, coffee shop and restaurants to visit. I recommend going here in the late afternoons after a nice day at the beach. Look for the great restaurants on trip advisor for dinner reservations and enjoy this historic area.

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Rochester, New York
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1,262 reviews 1,262 reviews
377 attraction reviews
378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wandering the streets of Amelia Island and the historic district down in Fernandino Beach was a real treat. There were so many historic buildings, both public and private, and just the architecture was something to behold. I wish that there were more times when the public could get into some of these buildings and take tours. Many of them reminded... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Historic District has some beautiful homes and moss-draped trees. A nice place to spend a few hours. But the shops seem obsessed with ensuring that NO ONE asks to use the restrooms at the shops -- signs galore. And the one public restroom area is a bit too "historic" -- quite grungy. Given the over-priced nature of most of... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The shops are clearly for the older folk, boutiquey shoppers, with vacation money to spend. Not that interesting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Okay, so the beach is not really attached. The historic district is in the town of Fernandina Beach. Not sure why the town is called a beach when there is clearly no beach but I digress. The town sits on the river on the Northwest side of the island more or less. My second time here. First time we arrived... More

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Margate, Florida, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband and I were on a road trip. I navigated him to this unbelievable place. Christmas Card worthy. Romantic. The restaurants, saloons, taverns, shops, streets, bed and breakfast places all were absolutely amazing. We are going back in October for three days. Can't get enough of this place.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great place with tons of shops and restaurants. Put on your walking shoes and do some shopping. A must do on the island !

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