Edible Excursion: Amelia Island

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At less than a 3-hour drive from the Orlando area, this beautiful barrier island is ideal for an overnight getaway. The historic village of Fernandina Beach is filled with charming restaurants and B&Bs within walking distance from one another and from the lovely waterfront (pictured above).

seared tuna nachos and a local shrimp po-boy from The Salty Pelican

seared tuna nachos and a local shrimp po-boy from The Salty Pelican

The laid back vibe at The Salty Pelican is a perfect match for innovative pub-style fare like seared tuna nachos, a customer favorite, and corn and local shrimp chowder. Diners looking for authentic Spanish dishes will enjoy the elegant Espana Restaurant and Tapas, which offers freshly caught fish, lamb meatballs, grilled calamari and more on their menu.

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a seasonal start to breakfast at Addison on Amelia

The beautifully restored Addison on Amelia is a great place to hang your hat, and stays include a delectable homemade breakfast as well as a nightly happy hour with snacks made from scratch.

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