Why Amelia Island Is One of the Best Weekend Getaways from Orlando

Are you a Central Florida resident searching for a destination for a quick weekend getaway? Look no further than Amelia Island! Our beach town in the Sea Islands is the perfect place for a quiet retreat. While you’re here, explore beautiful Florida beaches, enchanting state parks, and more. Best of all, Amelia Island is less than a three-hour drive from central Florida, making it one of the best weekend getaways from Orlando! 

When you’re ready to start planning your Florida vacation, request our free Amelia Island Vacation Guide. This planning tool is filled with local insight on the best things to do, see, eat, and more on the island! 

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3 Tips for Your Weekend Getaway from Orlando to Amelia Island 

1. The Route 

The drive from Orlando to Amelia Island takes just under three hours. Our preferred route is to take I-4 to 95 and get off on 2-95 East, which will bring you into the southern end of the island. From there, you can expect a scenic drive that passes by state parks and beautiful maritime forests. The sights on the drive into the island are just the beginning of the relaxation that awaits here!  

2. Things to Do on Amelia Island 

If you’re planning a trip from Orlando to Amelia Island, it’s probably to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Our laid-back beach town is the perfect place to do just that. While you’re here, relax at the beach, discover hidden bike paths, explore Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, and more! 

Due to our beach town’s laid-back lifestyle and the intimate nature of our Fernandina Beach, bed and breakfast, Amelia Island is an especially popular vacation spot among couples. From sunset cruises to fine dining, there are so many ways to spend a romantic getaway on Amelia Island! 

3. More Road Trips to Amelia Island 

Amelia Island is a popular road trip destination for many East Coast residents. Here are a few more road trips to Amelia Island for non-Orlando residents to consider: 

Stay at The Addison on Amelia Island 

Room 14 at The Addison on Amelia Island - End table with chair and view to the porch

Now that you know why Amelia Island is one of the best weekend getaways from Orlando, it’s time to find a place to stay on the island. Consider a stay at the Addison on Amelia Island. Our Fernandina Beach bed and breakfast boasts 14 beautiful guest rooms, daily breakfast and happy hourconcierge services, and more. It’s a great place to forget about the busyness and stress of the big city!  

Check our availability to start planning your weekend getaway from Orlando to Amelia Island! 

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