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Vacation Destinations: Explore Amelia Island, Florida

If you’re looking for a unique vacation destination for an extended weekend escape from the winter cold of Colorado, consider heading to Amelia Island, Florida.

Amelia Island offers a different experience than the tropical getaway of south Florida because, quite frankly, it still gets cool in north Florida in January and February. But if you want to enjoy a few rounds of golf, a relaxing ocean view, unique shopping experiences and world class dining, then Amelia Island has it all.

Depending on your tastes and budget, you can reserve a deluxe ocean front condominium for as low as $200 per night. If you really want to splurge on a luxury experience, consider a stay at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. If there isn’t room for "swanky" in your budget, there are number of hotels just one block off the beach for a more reasonable rate.

If golf vacations with your friends is more your style, Amelia Island has five championship caliber golf courses available. You’ll find all the courses in top notch shape for play during the winter because golf is available year round.

For those that don’t want to spend their weekend on the golf course, the quaint shops of downtown Fernandina Beach offer something for everyone. Don’t forget to check out Florida’s oldest bar, the Palace Saloon. This local institution has been in operation since 1878.

Fresh seafood is the smart choice at many local restaurants. As the birthplace of the modern shrimping industry, area restaurants serve up delicious seafood creations with a local flair.

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway that doesn’t break the bank, check out all that Amelia Island has to offer. From ocean front resorts to golf and shopping, Amelia Island has something for everyone.

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