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Ritz Carlton Resort, Amelia Island, Florida

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 1:48 PM

Amelia Island, Florida was not somewhere I had ever thought about going. I'm not certain I had ever even heard of it. However, when a friend called and said she was attending a convention at the Ritz Carlton Resort at Amelia Island, I had to go. It was a great getaway. Five days of pampering, sunning, room service, towel service, car service, etc. Any amenity you can imagine is offered. For a price, of course, but offered nonetheless. The Ritz Carlton Resort, is in itself, an extravagant vacation spot that you will not want or need to ever leave. From the restaurants to the shops, spas and the beaches, you could be quite content to merely stay there and be pampered.

A quaint little island (San Fernandina) about 30 minutes from the Jacksonville airport is a true treasure to experience. The town is very old and shops can be found around every corner. Brett's Waterway Café sits right in the middle of town on the waterfront. They offer delicious food and a great ambiance. A tour of the town, accompanied by an old world setting and tour guides dressed for the era cost $85, including a boxed lunch. I personally would rather walk the areas and learn about them myself as opposed to paying the $85 and riding the open air rail car. The tiny museum was a sight to behold and if you like history and things from the past, is definitely something you will want to experience.

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Hopefully you made Ft Clinch...Also there are many of historic bed and breakfast hotels in the downtown area....It is really an unknown area of Florida that is still considered "OLD FLORIDA"...

-- Posted by Beachvol on Wed, Dec 25, 2013, at 7:47 AM

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