Amelia Island is one of those good-for-your-soul destinations. In fact, I bet that once you arrive, you’ll want to book your next vacation before you even leave. And now is the time to visit – with the weather cooling off and fantastic fall deals at many of the award-winning resorts, hotels, bed and breakfast inns and vacation rentals.
Here are my favorite fall vacation packages:
The Addison on Amelia is offering a “Dog Days of Summer Free Night” special, through Sept. 30. Get a free night with any four-night stay, plus breakfast and daily Happy Hour. Visit www.AddisonOnAmelia.com or call (800) 943-1604.
For families, I love the Amelia Island Hampton Inn at the Beach and their Fall Back Special rate of $89 (plus tax). This rate is valid Sept. 3 through January 31st. There are certain blackout dates and must book by calling the hotel at 904-321-1111 and mention the Fall Back Special.
The Amelia Oceanfront Bed and Breakfast has a really unique “Paint Autumn on Amelia Island” package. It includes a five-night stay, and three days of painting classes under the guidance of famous watercolor artist William (Bill) Maurer. The package starts at $1,500 for double occupancy and is available the weeks of November 19 and 26, with a Sunday arrival and Friday departure. Visit www.ameliaoceanfrontbb.com or call (904) 430-0026.
Beachside Motel has room rates starting at $89, depending on date and room type. Offer is valid through Oct. 25th and there are blackout dates. Visit www.beachsidemotel.com or call 877-261-4236 for info.
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty is offering a 20 percent discount on their vacation rentals. Discount will be based on published rates and will be available August 19 through October 25, excluding Labor Day Weekend. Visit www.ameliavacations.com or call 800-741-4011.
The Residence Inn – Amelia Island has a deal just in time for Grandparents Month. It's a “Senior Living” deal, which includes a 20 percent discount on room, $25 dining certificate, and Amelia Island Value Card. The offer starts at $99 per night and is available September through October for guests 55 years and older. To book the offer, guests must use rate code SVJX. Visit their website or call 866- 245-6099.