Fernandina Beach sunset

3 Reasons Why Amelia Island Is One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Jacksonville, FL

Everyone needs a weekend getaway every now and then. Luckily, we know one of the best weekend getaways from Jacksonville, FL, that you’ll love! Escape to Amelia Island, under an hour away, to spend time away from your everyday life. While Amelia Island isn’t far away, there are so many offerings that we know you’ll love to enjoy! Here are three of the best reasons why you should take a vacation to Amelia Island.  

It’s easy to start planning your vacation itinerary ahead of time with the help of our complimentary Vacation Guide! You’ll find our top recommendations for all things eating, drinking, and relaxing. This guide will ensure that you’re able to enjoy every second of your getaway! 

Everything You Need to Know About One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Jacksonville

Ditch the Car 

There’s something special about leaving your car parked during your vacation. While it may seem like a small detail, it gives every getaway that extra special feeling of stepping into paradise and leaving your worries behind. That’s exactly what’s in store when you travel to Amelia Island! Downtown Fernandina Beach is known for being extremely walkable, giving you the ability to fully enjoy shops, restaurants, bars, and more at your leisure! Plus, you won’t mind walking with the endless number of beautiful architectural sights around you. 

Historic Architecture 

Sometimes a change of scenery is all it takes to de-stress and unwind. The historic architecture on Amelia Island will do just that. The grand Victorian-inspired homes are something out of a fairytale. Visitors often spend entire afternoons riding bikes around the historic district to admire the beautifully ornate detailing and unique homes that line the streets. It’s exactly the change of scenery you need! 

Things to Do 

There are hundreds of things to do on Amelia Island, but we have a few favorites! Utilize our 5-Day Itinerary to craft the perfect trip for you! It will point you in the right direction towards exploring hidden gems, embracing the outdoors, and enjoying every moment of your time on Amelia Island! 

Pamper Yourself for a Weekend at The Addison on Amelia Island

When you’re finished exploring all the wonderful things to do and see on the island, return to The Addison on Amelia Island for a comfortable, relaxing environment that feels just like home. Pampering yourself with a stay at our historic bed and breakfast is just what you need to complete the ultimate Amelia Island getaway.

Room 6 at The Addison on Amelia Island

Indulge in our delicious home-cooked breakfasts that our guests often rave about, special amenities like free bikes on-site, quaint porches to spend slow mornings, and lovely happy hours with fine cheeses and wines. You’ll leave your weekend escape feeling more relaxed and recharged than ever before. Browse our comfortable guest rooms to choose your home away from home. Check our availability and book your stay today!