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From the Queen City to the Isle of Eight Flags: Your Inside Guide!

Finding top destinations within a drive’s distance from Charlotte is easy! One of the top destinations is The Isle of Eight Flags or Amelia Island! The name is a testament to the rich history that has shaped the island and Florida. Amelia Island is located on the northeastern side of Florida and is only a short drive from Charlotte. For all the Amelia Island must-do’s, get your copy of our Vacation Guide! This guide makes finding top restaurants, shopping, attractions, and local hotspots much easier. Now that you have your copy of the guide, let’s get this road trip from Charlotte started!

Road Trip from Charlotte 

The Story of Amelia Island

Amelia Island has a long and rich history. In the early days, the island was a seaport and attracted many people. Over time, the island became a haven for pirates and was even home to one of the most famous pirates, Blackbeard. Visitors can learn more about the local history by visiting local attractions, from state parks to a local saloon! 

Fort Clinch State Park

Delectable Cuisine 

While Charlotte has incredible places to eat, Amelia Island has plenty to offer visitors. From seafood to southern comfort food, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out some of the local favorites. On Amelia Island, you’ll find a little bit of everything. From casual eateries to fine dining, plenty of experiences await you! 

What About The Beaches?

The most obvious and beautiful attraction on Amelia Island is the beaches! Our beach has gorgeous white sand and plenty of coastline to explore. Visitors enjoy afternoons soaking up the sun and swimming in warm waters. Be sure to bring your sunscreen! 

Amelia Island

Natural Beauty 

The Florida coast has picturesque landscapes that make our area genuinely breathtaking! Waves crashing on the beach, serene salt marshes, and quiet coastal forests dot the land. Visitors can enjoy nature by biking, hiking, or simply walking through our state parks and historical sites. 

Local Events 

Attending local events is a great way to experience the local culture and have a great time! Events change seasonally but expect to try some fantastic local fare, listen to some great music, view some unique art, and celebrate holidays with our vibrant community. Some events to mark on your calendar include Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Marketart walks, and the Amelia Island Restaurant Week, to name a few! 

Among all of the beauty on Amelia Island is the Addison on Amelia Island!

Located in the historic district of the area, our bed and breakfast has well-appointed accommodations that are sure to relax and rejuvenate our guests. Enjoy our fresh daily breakfast, happy hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres, and proximity to island activities. A road trip from Charlotte to Amelia Island is the perfect way to get away and step back into a relaxing and fun destination. Book your coastal escape today! 

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