2-Day Romantic Getaway
- Pedal Pushers.
From Peters Point Beachfront Park, pilot your beach cruisers north along Amelia Island Trail. The bike lane wends its way up miles of Atlantic Ocean coast, alongside rolling dunes of Appalachian crystal sand.
- Picture This.
Stop at serene Seaside Park to snap a photo at “Kites II,” the permanent sculpture installation by Cat Chiu Phillips, then quench your thirst with a Spa Treatment cocktail at Sliders Seaside Grill. Continue up the trail to Main Beach Park, with its sprawling grassy lawns, spacious beach and invigorating ocean breezes.
- Admire Beautiful “Silk Stockings.”
Amelia Island Trail culminates in the Fernandina Beach Historic District, where the streets are filled with an eclectic mix of historic homes in the architectural styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Pedal through the Silk Stocking District, the block where many of the town’s most prominent citizens built their Victorian houses, and past Kate’s Tree, a towering testament to one homeowner’s insistence that her tree was more important than a straight city street.
- Have Lunch in Coach Class.
The chef at LuLu’s at The Thompson House — nestled inside a former coach house in the center of the historic district — showcases local ingredients in dishes like steamed mussels and crab cakes.
- Purchasing Power.
Wander through downtown Fernandina’s shopping district on a quest for the perfect mementos. Browse locally owned galleries, jewelers, confectioners, surf shops, fishing outfitters, booksellers, men’s and women’s specialty boutiques, and more in the Victorian seaport village.
- Lounge Act.
Sink into Adirondack chairs outside The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and enjoy the tranquility of miles of dune-lined beachfront. Or relax in the privacy of your room or suite; each one boasts a private balcony with coastal or direct ocean views.
- Ride Off into the Sunset.
Return to Peters Point in time to meet your mount for an hourlong sunset horseback ride on the beach with Amelia Island Horseback Riding.
- Dine with the Chef.
Reserve the Chef’s Table with paired wines at Salt restaurant. The intimate “seat in the kitchen” private dining experience includes a customized menu and the opportunity to interact with the chefs.
- The Coast Is Clear.
Fuel up with one of the chef’s favorite breakfasts at Coast, the modern American eatery that specializes in healthy and hearty fare sourced from local anglers, farmers and craftspeople.
- Bunkers and Breezes.
Reserve an hourlong golf lesson for two at The Academy at The Golf Club of Amelia Island, followed by a round on the 18-hole championship course dappled with century oaks and rolling marshes.
- Spa Table for Two.
Immerse yourself in a chromatherapy bath, the first component of the exquisite A Wrap Two Remember spa treatment in the couple’s suite, designed to leave bodies glowing and minds blissful. Over 2½ hours, therapists will orchestrate a romantic ritual of treatments on a table made for two: exfoliating sugar scrub, hydrating body mask, moisturizing, warm paraffin for hands and feet, and soothing scalp and full-body massages.
- Cruise Control.
Charter a private sunset cruise on a piloted 40-foot yacht with Amelia Island Yacht Charters. Whether you opt to slip down the smooth waters of the Intracoastal Waterway or enjoy the adventure of the Atlantic Ocean, the captain and first mate will ensure your every need has been met and your memories are spectacular.
- Reach the Top Roe.
Pair your favorite caviar with a glass of wine at David’s Restaurant & Lounge, recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for three consecutive years. Then tuck into filets or seafood specialties like truffle scallops, Dover sole meunière or whole Alaskan king crab.
- Where There’s Smoke ...
Toast to the conclusion of a wonderful whirlwind vacation at The Legends Table, a private banquette at The Lobby Bar with a personalized cocktail menu. Enjoy a flight of small-batch bourbons or the signature Smoked Old Fashioned cocktail, with hickory-smoked bourbon, St. Germain elderflower and Luxardo cherry liqueurs and orange bitters.