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Amelia Island Historic District

Amelia Island, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Danvers, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Amelia Island, Florida. It has a quaint downtown area - Centre Street with a nice variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. While I was in the area, I also visited Fort Clinch Park, Fernandina Beach. The park itself is lovely, the road going through the park is lined with Live Oak Trees... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

There was a travel group from Road Scholars at my hotel. I asked them about their trip and they said they had been touring around the area and over into Georgia and had seen and learned so much. I used to work for the Historical Preservation Program in my home state and I am so grateful to the residents in... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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
62 helpful votes 62 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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332 reviews 332 reviews
98 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
72 helpful votes 72 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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1,480 reviews 1,480 reviews
459 attraction reviews
448 helpful votes 448 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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