There’s Plenty to do on Amelia Island, Even on a Rainy Day

There’s a saying that’s popular here on Amelia Island: “if you don’t like the weather, then wait a minute and it will change.” So yes, it does rain on our lovely isle on occasion. But that’s no cause for worry, because there are endless things to do during your visit here, even on a cloudy day. Here’s a look at some of them.

  1. The Island Art Association offers pieces by dozens of local artists and craftspeople who work with a number of different types of media, including watercolors, jewelry, sculpture, photography, floral design, blown glass, and acrylics. Each year the association sponsors the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Show. Details are available at the group’s official website.
  2. With a name like Trailer Park Collectibles, you know that the shop at 701 Centre Street is anything but your average antiques store. What you don’t know until you visit is what sort of unique and amazing things you’ll find at this one-of-a-kind emporium. From beautifully restored vintage furniture to jewelry, artwork, and a number of items that can only be described as “curiosities,” you’re sure to run across something that you will treasure forever.
  3. Sometimes the best thing to do on a rainy day is just let yourself be pampered. That’s exactly what will happen during your visit to Janet Lynne Salon and Spa. From massages to facials, hairstyling, and manicures, their professional staff will remake you from head to toe, enhancing your natural beauty while gently rubbing your worries away.
  4. There’s great dining, and then there’s Jack and Diane’s Cafe, which is in a class all its own. You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted their shrimp, lovingly simmered for hours in a tomato and onion sauce and then poured over the best grits ever. Or enjoy their jambalaya, stuffed pasta, scallops, Corsini Chicken, or any of their other amazing dishes. With food this good you’ll be glad the rain kept you inside!
    No matter how the weather turns out during your trip to Amelia Island, one thing that will add to it for sure is a comfortable, well-appointed vacation home. That’s where we come in. Browse our online property gallery and contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to serving you.


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3172 S. Fletcher Ave.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034