Our Favorite Places


Our Favorite Places!

Visiting Amelia Island for the first time, or looking for recommendations from locals? Here are our pics of the BEST things to see, eat, buy and do on Amelia Island for kids and kids at heart!


Timotis Seafood Shak -  No frills here, but they have tasty fresh food and a playground to keep the little ones busy!

Wicked Bao -  Asian street food adored by locals and visitors! A great laid back spot for a family dinner.

Joe’s Bistro - Just across the street from the toy store, everything here is made from scratch and delicious!

Lagniappe - Lagniappe means “a little something extra” in French Creole and this place gives it! Delicious cajun-style food and a swanky atmosphere make this a local’s favorite spot for dinner or Sunday brunch.


Amelia Museum of History - A small but mighty museum which includes a history garden and a hands-on children’s exhibit. 

Fort Clinch - There are miles of nature trails that wind through the maritime forest, beautiful beaches, a playground, a popular fishing pier and, of course, the historic Fort and museum. 

The Pippi Longstocking House and Old Town- The 1988 Film, the New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking was filmed all over Amelia Island. While the iconic house on White Street looks much different than it did in the movie, it’s still fun to visit this beautiful original settlement on Amelia Island, which boasts some of the area’s oldest homes and most beautiful river views. Please be mindful that The Captain’s House (Pippi’s House) and all of the other iconic properties here are private homes.


The Salty Local - Locally-owned luxe fashion and homegoods.

Amelia Surf Co - Surf’s Up at this locally-owned surf shop filled with apparel, boards and knowledgeable staff. Grab an awesome smoothie or bowl at the attached Go Juice on your way to the beach. 

Lindy’s - Sparkles galore, many designed by local artisans. Don’t forget to stop at the butterfly wall for some instagram-worthy snaps!

2nd Story Gallery - Our upstairs neighbor- the perfect place to grab some local art or souvenirs to take home.


Trolley Tour - Catch the trolley and learn all about the storied history of our little island.

Coast One Tours Black Historical Tour - Did you know Amelia Island was home to a popular Black vacation destination during segregation? Learn about American Beach and how Black Americans shaped Amelia Island with this curated tour.

Nature Center at the Omni- visit with rescued critters and chat with a naturalist about the local ecosystems.

Play at Pirate Playground- Our favorite playground because it’s shady, inclusive and walking distance from the beach.

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