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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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Daytona Beach, Florida
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We walked through the town after our lunch and went down by the waterfront. It was very nice and there was great ice cream at the fudge store.

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Brooklyn, NY
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I recommend strolling through this charming town when staying in the area. It has nice shops and a bit of history. I had a nice dinner at a restaurant in the area and took a nice evening stroll afterwards, going through the local shops.

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Sugar Land, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
92 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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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1,413 reviews 1,413 reviews
453 attraction reviews
420 helpful votes 420 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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