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.

Old Towne Carriage Company

To bring history of the Victorian seaport to life, take a horse-drawn carriage ride while you listen to the historical narrative of downtown Fernandina. Children will delight to hear the clip-clop as guides entertain them with tales of the past—and the pirates, ghosts and people that shaped Amelia's distinctive history of this 50-block downtown district that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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