Amelia Island welcomes Georgia fans for the Georgia-Florida game.

With so much to do, you’ll want your game weekend on Amelia Island to start early.

Take advantage of the refreshing fall air by grabbing your golf clubs to hit the links on one of Amelia Island’s beloved golf courses. Choose from courses at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Amelia River Golf Club, or Fernandina Beach Golf Club.

If your tastes lean more toward the extreme, experience the game-day weekend like never before soaring over Amelia Island with Hang Glide USA. Choose from several flight courses over stunning nature and historic sites.

Speaking of nature and history, a visit to Fort Clinch State Park for beach-walking, bird-watching, bicycle riding or living history interpretations of the 19th century fort checks both boxes. Be on the lookout for alligators and – if you’re really lucky – one of Amelia Island’s resident bobcats.

Balance all that excitement by indulging in world-class pampering at The Spa and Salon at Amelia Island Plantation or The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island. If you visit the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island, plan to relax after your treatment by visiting their indoor or outdoor saltwater pools and hot tubs. Make the short walk to their guests’-only beach access for nearly private beachcombing where fossilized shark teeth are often found. At The Spa and Salon at Amelia Island Plantation, save time for browsing the upscale Shops of Amelia Island Plantation. Plan on lunch or dinner at Marche Burette Market and Deli. The shrimp boil they host every Friday night is sure to put you in a perfect Amelia Island mood.

Finally, double-up on festive fun with a pre-Halloween Amelia Island Ghost Tour downtown. Taking place Friday night, you’ll be spirited through the Historic District.

Georgia Bulldog-themed fudge at Fantastic Fudge in downtown Fernandina Beach.

Georgia Bulldog-themed fudge at Fantastic Fudge in downtown Fernandina Beach. (Photo Credit Chadd Scott / TRAVELING WITHOUT KIDS)

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