Escape to Amelia Island
Located on a barrier island only thirty minutes from Jacksonville, Florida, Amelia Island is a destination where Southern charm meets Florida's warm ocean waves. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a luxury beach resort with a large variety of activities, a world-renowned spa and a AAA-Five Diamond restaurant called SALT. There is even a Salt Sommelier on staff.
Highlights for the kids and families include sandcastle building with a professional sand sculptor and courtyard s'mores with the resort's astronomer.
An All-American Independence Day Barbecue is scheduled for Fourth of July guests and the oceanfront will be the place to be to watch fireworks.
Guests can also explore the many opportunities for eco adventures found on the island- walking the shoreline collecting shells and fossilized shark teeth, exploring salt marshes and dunes, or understanding sea turtles and their connection to the larger global environment. Whether traveling as a couple, family or group, these exciting adventures can be enjoyed by kids and adults.