Having a good “Beach Casual” look is essential –I am not a fan of getting super dressy at the beach. Plus, the majority of restaurants are casual or dressy-casual.
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We are just wrapping up a fun and relaxing beach week in Amelia Island, Florida. My grandfather purchased a condo here many, many years ago and we have had such wonderful times here with friends and family. Every time I pull up to the condo, get out and see the waves and feel the warm breeze, all of my worries melt away and I can relax!
Having that time to just unplug and let go of my daily routine is so important! We are so glued to the news, social media, and emails for work; taking time to connect without all the “noise” is actually a good thing. Well, I would say we “almost” disconnected –the Masters Golf Tournament was going on, so we definitely spent a few hours in the afternoon watching!
We tried a few restaurants for the first time that blew us away. Bar Zin Bistro & Wine Bar is not too far from Summer Beach and was absolutely amazing! We had a big bowl of their Thai Coconut Mussels and used their delicious bread for dipping in the sauce (so gooood)!!!! For dinner, I had the Pesto Crusted Flounder and it was superb!
We also tried Salt at the Ritz-Carlton, which is a AAA 5-Diamond Restaurant –worth every penny! It’s a great spot for a romantic dinner –I would wear a dress for sure. The shrimp & grits for the appetizer were so good & I had the halibut for dinner –perfect! Lastly, we always go to the French Bistro Le Clos, in downtown Amelia. It never disappoints and they have an excellent wine menu and fresh catch every day.
Here is more information on where to stay, dine, and what to do while in Amelia Island, Florida. It is about 40 minutes north of the Jacksonville, FL airport. This is a place you definitely need to check out –it is so “Old Florida” and has not been over-commercialized over the years. The best time of year to go is May-June & September-October. April is nice too, if you prefer cooler temps –they have a longer spring than other Florida spots.
What are your travel plans for the coming months and let me know if you have any recommendations?!