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Amelia Island
Amelia is thirteen miles long and two miles wide bordering on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. In other words, it would be very difficult to get lost!

Its rich history can boast that it is the only territory in the United States to have been under eight different flags -France, Spain, England, the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederacy and the United States.

No folks, it is not located in Georgia, although it is minutes away from the state line of Georgia driving south along I-95...read more »


Amelia Island Museum
An abandoned jailhouse, rehabilitated and reformed as a museum, stands at 233 South Third Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida. In its present incarnation, the quaint Amelia Island Museum of History offers a comprehensive look at the history of Florida's northernmost barrier island through exhibits, tours, and soon a video presentation.

According to Carmen Godwin, Director, the museum was in use as a jail until 1978. "My office is in maximum security." She pointed to the grooves remaining in the ceiling of her second story office. "You can still see where the bars were and where they've been removed."...read more »


Amelia Island
Amelia Island, Florida is one of America's few remaining unspoiled island paradises. If you haven't discovered Amelia Island yet, you're in for a wonderful surprise. Just a thirty-minute drive north of the Jacksonville airport, Amelia Island is situated in the southernmost part of the Atlantic coast barrier islands that stretch from North Carolina down to Florida. Amelia Island offers miles of pristine sandy beaches, world-class golfing and tennis, magnificent and luxurious resorts, charming bed and breakfast spots, and a rich and fascinating history that make this a truly unique and thoroughly enjoyable vacation destination.

A Fascinating History
Amelia Island brings a rich and cherished history to life in a present day charming seaport village setting. This is the only area in North America to experience sovereign rule under eight different flags, bringing together a variety of cultural influences that make Amelia Island so unique. The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes Amelia Island as one of the top distinctive vacation destinations....read more »


Amelia Island:
All have the benefit of the beautiful ocean setting with its sand dunes, as well as the incredible number of recreational options as golf, tennis, swimming, the massage and fitness center, tai chi, beach horseback riding, marsh kayaking, boating, sailing, fishing, biking, land nature tours, to name a few.... read the entire Ameila Island Travel Article - click here


Anastasia Island - A1A:
Anastasia State Park, located just south of historic St. Augustine on Anastasia Island, FL. With over four miles of beaches and plenty of activities, Anastasia State Park is a great destination for families, couples, or someone seeking solitude...read more »


Daytona:
Dayton Beach Hotels online reservations and discounts

Indian River Lagoon:
The Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway winds through the Indian River Lagoon, the most biodiverse estuary in North America. It links three national wildlife refuges, a national park, and a state park homes to more than 75 rare species of wildlife with eclectic beach towns...read more »


Merritt Island:
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) headquarters is located five miles east of U.S. 1 in Titusville, Florida. The Refuge, which is an overlay of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, was established in August 1963 to provide a buffer zone for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the quest for space exploration. Approximately one half the Refuge's 140,000 acres consist of brackish estuaries and marshes. The remaining lands consist of coastal dunes, scrub oaks, pine forests and flatwoods, and palm and oak hammocks..read more »


Merritt Island:
Merritt Island is a barrier island extending from the southern end of Volusia County to the middle of Brevard County and enclosed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River. It is filled with marshes, saltwater lagoons and upland woods filled with palmetto and oak hammocks, Water, fresh, salt and brackish estuary fringed by red mangroves, and climate that ranges from temperate to subtropical, create an unbelievable species diversity. Over 500 species of animal life and 1,000 plant varieties, 15 of which are on the threatened or endangered list. Being on the Atlantic Flyway, doesn’t hurt the birding a bit. The refuge is one of the best of the GRBT’s named places...read more »


Florida Keys

Duck Key:
duck key online - Information Guide to Duck Key

Islamorada:
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce
Islamorada - Travel Guide to the Florida Keys: Islamorada.
Florida Keys-Net - Islamorada Restaurants

Key Largo:
Key Largo - The Official Tourism Council Web Site for the Florida Keys! Key Largo
Pennekamp State Park - Key Largo

Key West:
Moon Over Paradise - Guide to Key West lodgings, attraction maps, events calendar, and local information.
Key West Paradise - Accommodations Diving scuba fishing weddings shopping real estate and more.
Free Key West Information and Reservations

Little Palm:

Marathon:
Marathon - The Official Tourism Council Web Site for the Florida Keys! Marathon

Matecumbe Key:
Florida Sea Base

Tavernier - Plantation Keys:
Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina and Resort

Summerland:

The Florida Keys
Comprehensive travel information to all of the Florida Keys including Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West...350 pages of info for accommodations, things to see and do. Hear Jimmy Buffet music while you browse.


Florida Keys Vacation
The Florida Keys are a great place to go on holiday. Key West is closer to Cuba than to the major US cities, and there is certainly a more relaxed and amiable attitude than you might find within the US. The Keys attract a wide range of sports enthusiasts, whether you wish to snorkel or go boating.

One of the most popular attractions in recent years has been to swim with the dolphins, one of those lifetime experiences which should not be missed. Water sports enthusiasts are regulars to the keys, and for obvious reasons, though anyone seeking adventure, or even a cosy holiday with a caribbean flavour, should also consider the Keys as a great holiday destination.

As the Keys are an archipelago, which means a string of islands, constructed from exposed points of the ancient coral reef which is still a tourist attraction. A number of the larger islands have been connected to the 'overseas highway', which touches all of the inhabited islands of the Keys, which means that with a car you can visit a number of the Keys, and still have your main base on one island...read more »