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.

Kayak Amelia

Get up-close-and-personal with egrets, herons and maybe even a dolphin, manatee or sea turtle with Kayak Amelia’s stand-up paddleboard and kayak eco-tours. Explore the tranquil salt marsh of Talbot Islands State Park and Timucuan Preserve as your explore the area’s waterways. Children able to swim and stay in a kayak for two hours are more than welcome and there are breaks for snacks and swimming.
4 North 2nd Street, Fernandina Beach

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