Located in the far northeastern corner of Florida at the border with Georgia, 155 mi/250 km north of Orlando, Amelia Island was one of the state's first resorts, drawing visitors back in the 1800s. Today, it retains some of that Victorian atmosphere, though its low-key elegance and relative tranquility compared to Miami, Daytona and St. Petersburg are its best assets.
The city of Fernandina Beach has some appealing old homes in the historic district, and you can stop in for a drink at what's ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2016 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.