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Amelia Island, FL: "Whether it's the seemingly endless "green space," or the "unbelievably hospitable" locals, readers agree that this Florida island is a "beautiful, history-filled family location." Hike a trail through Fort Clinch State Park, or explore the downtown area for "year-round festivals, fun, and shopping."" -CNT
Spending time in the Jacksonville area of Florida? Looking for a relaxing spot away from the hustle and bustle of city life? Forget the historic city of St. Augustine (ok, so this is a pretty cool spot also!) and instead, take a short day trip north to Amelia Island. Whether you want to hit the gorgeous, pristine beaches of this island or take time exploring downtown Amelia Island, this is a hidden gem that many frequently miss given its location in the north-east corner of Florida.