Last month, I took a day and drove up the A1A (yes, the same one from Ice, Ice, Baby, just not in Miami) to Amelia Island. The drive itself was gorgeous, and really easy from here. I spent the majority of the day exploring historic downtown Fernandina and just fell in love with it!
My first stop was Amelia Island Coffee. The coffee was really good, and I loved the atmosphere! If it were closer I think I'd probably go there to work pretty often. There are a fair amount of tourist t-shirt shops on Centre Street, but I also found a really cool gift shop called Twisted Sisters and a cute bookstore called The Book Loft. I walked past an antique store that I wanted to go in, there were multiple "no food or drink" signs in the window and I had a full cup of coffee, so I'll have to check it out when I go back.
I loved seeing all of the historic houses that have been turned into restaurants, shops, and bars!
I have always wanted to try the Dole Whip at Disney, and in my Pinterest searching for things to do on Amelia Island, I saw that there was a soft serve place called DeNucci's where I could get some! It did not disappoint!
On my way home, I pulled into the state park just to check it out. Pretty much all of the walking/hiking trails were closed because of hurricane damage, but I passed several bikers, and am really excited to go back and spend more time exploring!