Street-tripping close to Northeast Florida | Vacation



Segway excursions are between the several resort actions at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

Picture by Katherine Rodeghier


Two resorts with 400-plus rooms front on the ocean. Moreover seashores, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has golfing classes, clay tennis courts, supervised routines for children, spas, bike rentals and kayak excursions as a result of the Intracoastal Waterway. The Omni also provides Segway excursions through the plantation the place dwell oak trees draped with Spanish moss line roadways.

Both resorts have everyday as nicely as upscale dining. If you want to go off-website on Amelia’s south conclude, consider Pogo’s Kitchen area helmed by Govt Chef Alan Heckman whose honors consist of cooking at New York City’s James Beard Residence. For Southern cooking reminiscent of New Orleans, Charleston or Savannah, test out Lagniappe. Chef/operator Brian Grimley’s menu tempts with shrimp or oyster po’boys, gumbo, catfish and jambalaya.

An additional luxury seashore vacation resort region lies to the south.

Depart Amelia guiding, skip earlier the beaches east of Jacksonville, some of the state’s most crowded, and end at Ponte Vedra Beach front, amid the least crowded.

Acquiring there needs a final decision: Head west to select up Interstate 95/295 by means of Jacksonville, or remain on Florida A1A and acquire the St. Johns River Ferry. Crossing the river normally takes five minutes the ferry runs each individual fifty percent hour.

Driving alongside Ponte Vedra Boulevard, you will move oceanfront mansions and luxurious resorts. Opt for the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, spoiling friends for approximately 90 years, and you’ll also have access to its younger sister, the Lodge and Club, a mile and a 50 percent down the boulevard. Involving them, you will discover a lot of spots to enjoy: two 18-hole golf classes, the biggest spa in North Florida, a tennis club on the ATP Earth Tour and a broad stretch of sand with kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and surfboards for hire.