Couple enjoying a road trip from Atlanta to Amelia Island in the car

Why Amelia Island Is One of the Best Road Trips from Atlanta

When traveling from Atlanta, there are plenty of road trip destinations that are worth your while! But one stands out from the rest for its abundant history, delicious dining opportunities, breathtaking beaches, and unbeatable nature scene. Pack the car and hit the road to experience everything that Amelia Island has to offer. Not only is this destination a breeze to travel to, but it also offers a little bit of everything you could want in a getaway! Here’s why Amelia Island is one of the best road trips from Atlanta, Georgia. 

Request a copy our Amelia Island Vacation Guide to help you plan your road trip. It’s full of all the best places to eat, drink, and explore around the island, all from a local’s perspective. We want to ensure that you’ll enjoy every second of your vacation experience here on Amelia Island. 

Here’s Amelia Island Is One of the Best Road Trips from Atlanta 


Amelia Island has a rich, interesting history! An island that was once a crucial seaport inhabited by shrimpers, nobles, and pirates, is now a premier vacation destination with endless offerings! Today, you can still witness some of that history for yourself with the historic district, the Amelia Island Lighthouse, museums, and more! In fact, you could spend an entire afternoon simply bike riding through downtown Fernandina to admire the stunning Victorian architecture left behind.  

Delicious Food 

While delicious food is easily found in Atlanta, it’s missing one thing: fresh seafood! You’ll find some of the best seafood on the east coast on Amelia Island, along with many other mouthwatering cuisines. Enjoy the multitude of outdoor patios open year-round, quaint eateries full of character, and high-end fine dining. The best part? All of these Amelia Island restaurants are located within walking distance of each other in downtown Fernandina!  

Beautiful Beaches 

While there’s so much to enjoy here, many of our visitors come to enjoy Amelia Island’s sprawling beaches. Once you get your toes in our clean, white sand, you’ll never want to experience anything else! Plus, our beaches are quiet and perfect for relaxation. 

During certain months of the year, you can even find sea turtles’ nests on the shores and spot their tracks to and from the sea. It’s quite a sight! 


There’s no nature shortage for the outdoor enthusiasts that visit Amelia Island each year! Our island is full of incredible state parks that boast a variety of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, bird watching, and more are available on Amelia Island, all with the beautiful backdrop of the maritime forest.  

Stay in Downtown Fernandina at Our Historic Bed and Breakfast

You’ll find our one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast, The Addison on Amelia Island, in the heart of Amelia Island’s historic district in downtown Fernandina Beach. With the historic charm and ease of walking almost anywhere, you’ll never want to leave! We strive to make each of our guests feel at home during their stay with us. 

Room 12 at The Addison on Amelia Island

You’ll enjoy a homemade breakfast each morning that our guests often rave about, complimentary amenities like bicycles and beach chairs, and even a happy hour in the evenings with high-end wine and hors d’oeuvres. You’ll have everything you need to experience Amelia Island in the best way possible.  

Check our availability to start planning your road trip! Choose from comfortable guest rooms with king-size beds, garden views, charming porches, and more! Then, we’ll work with you every step of the way to plan the best vacation possible. We look forward to hosting your stay at The Addison on Amelia Island.