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We love learning about the history of our favorite island vacation spot. So much to see in historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charming, unique architecture

We expected a beach community... and were very happy to discover this quaint town. Easy stroll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amelia Island, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love learning about the history of our favorite island vacation spot. So much to see in historic Fernandina Beach. Lovely tree lined streets with many shops...for young, old, couples and families. The local shopkeepers do a wonderful job of accommodating all of us tourists...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jacquelyneal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected a beach community... and were very happy to discover this quaint town. Easy stroll... few block area. Homes are a mix of low country and New England. All frame and gingerbread. Moss covered trees and palms add to charm.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoyC994
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Italians, Greeks, Germans, and other European settlers inhabited the northern end of the island. They brought with them their skills as shipbuilders, fishermen, craftsmen,sawmill builders, householders, architects, and merchants. The houses in the area reflect their personal taste as much as statement of the use...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Excursion825210
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Nearly once a week, I visit Sea Jade's, an old Florida souvenir shop on Centre Street, the main road through the middle of Amelia Island's 50 block historic district. I sit out front, signing the novels in my Victorian series, The Goodbye Lie. And what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank JaneM3542
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I would describe the historical district as a cross between Florida and Oregon. Just the right amount of crunchiness. Wonderful selection of shops and restaurants in a quaint old beach town. Next time we will definitely bring our bikes!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank LillieUsa
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Make sure to stop at the visitor center to get a list of the historic places. Enjoyed walking the town and looking at the architecture but wish the houses had info printed somewhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank chpkb
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Coming for the UK and a regular visitor to the USA we are sometimes disappointed when visiting ‘historic districts’ This one was a lovely exception so many beautiful buildings and houses. Glad the bulldozers had not been allowed. The locals were very friendly and gave...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank goldenjag
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The weary travelers we arrived to Amelia Island around 5 pm with a plan to have a dinner and a stroll in the Historic District. By six pm, we were completely exhausted and decided to order the dinner in. I was sorry and upset but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nadrod
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The Amelia Island Historic District made this beach vacation one of our absolute favorites! Each of my 3 kids had a blast shopping for souvenirs in pirate-themed shops, browsing in the charming Book Loft, and deciding between the variety of restaurants all around us. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Christie M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Definitely glad we stopped after our eco tour boat ride. Was so cute we were drawn to it, we hadn't planned a stop there. Some nice restaurants, ice cream shops, unique stores, etc. Pretty streets.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Erin M
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Cliff K
12 March 2018|
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Response from JohnT01Traveler | Reviewed this property |
Sure it’s about 8-9 blocks if I remember correctly.
12 December 2016|
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Response from FLworldwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Long walk, suggest you drive. Once there, you can park your car and walk everywhere within four blocks, give or take. Several good casual restaurants in area. Recommendation ... visit the Welcome/information Center, right... More
13 September 2016|
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