Pedaling a bicycle at water’s edge right on the beach at low tide is one of the great pleasures of island living. Bike riding on Amelia Island’s wide, flat beaches has caught on with visitors, too.
An event held right in the sand at Seaside Park, Amelia Island SunSplash August 6-7, 2011 features live bands and a weekend packed with events (free admission to the festival, free parking). This year’s line up of live performances include The Resolvers, Klob, Hupp & Ray, Charlie Crews, Spred the Dub and Jenn Burns & Friends.
One need not be an overnight guest to experience two of Fernandina’s historic bed and breakfast inns. While so many folks admire their character and charm from the sidewalk when in town, how about getting a peek inside while dining? Florida House Inn features a southern-style lunch while Hoyt House offers an English Tea experience.
Happening 4th of July weekend on Amelia Island: Jimmy Parish & the Ocean Waves will create a Margaritaville vibe in this Victorian-era riverfront city with a free concert July 1. Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival July 4, 2011 in Fernandina. Parade on Centre Street, fireworks at Fernandina’s riverfront and Ritz-Carlton oceanfront.
Where better than Florida, top producer of orange juice, to squeeze out another fruit-based product to quench thirst? 4 Orange Premium Vodka is produced from four varieties of oranges – Valencia, Temple, Parson Brown and Hamlin and it’s all orange and all natural. With its refreshing citrus taste, this vodka certainly puts a new meaning on “getting juiced up.”
A prime example of “Golden Age” splendor, the Hoyt House is one of the treasured inns in Fernandina’s downtown historic district.
A little world of its own, Old Town Fernandina attracts those with a penchant for historic preservation and a love of riverfront living. Residents can get from bed to boat in a matter of minutes by foot.
Enjoy trolley and boat rides, an archaeological dig, historic home tour, re-enactors, pirates, treasure hunt, music, and food.