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.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation

When a resort has a Facebook page dedicated to their own mascot (Tanner the Turtle)—you know it is the place to stay when hitting the beach with tots in tow. Spend the day at the family-friendly splash pool or send them to Camp Amelia (ages 4-12) where they can explore nature and enjoy the salt life.
6800 1st Coast Highway, Amelia Island

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