Shore Thing: A Parent’s Guide To Amelia Island

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Summer seemed to slip by all too fast and you are finding yourself longing for one last dip in the ocean. Head down just over the state line into Florida to Amelia Island for a quick trip that is super family-friendly. From seafood shacks with oceanfront playgrounds to horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fernandina—Amelia Island is an oasis of family fun.

Happy Trails Walking Horses

Enjoy the island on horseback with a ride along the shore. Children ages six and up are welcome to ride (accompanied by an adult) at Happy Trails Walking Horses. Starting from Peter’s Point (located just north of the Ritz-Carlton), the professional guides and gentle, well-trained Tennessee Walking Horses (known as the “Cadillac” of horses) will ensure a smooth ride.

Where will you say sayonara to Summer this Labor Day? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, the Olde Towne Carriage Company via Facebook, Timoti’s Fry Shack via Facebook, Sliders Seaside Grill via Facebook, Fernandina’s Fantastic Fudge via Facebook, Amelia River Cruises via Facebook, Kayak Amelia via Facebook