SOURCE: Amelia Island Convention & Visitor's Bureau

Amelia Island Convention & Visitor's Bureau

December 04, 2011 19:42 ET

Amelia Island Attracting Fans for 2012 Gator Bowl

Buckeyes and Gators Score With Discounts, Events, Sweepstakes

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 4, 2011) - On January 2, thousands of college football fans will travel to Jacksonville Everbank Field for the annual Gator Bowl. Fans of Ohio State University and University of Florida will gather to watch the Buckeyes take on the Gators. Visitors to North Florida can set up a home base for the game on Amelia Island, located only 45 minutes from the stadium. Win or lose, visiting fans can score big by planning a stay before or after the big game to enjoy Amelia's beautiful beaches, delicious dining, exciting activities and discounted offers from island hotels and resorts.

To mark the occasion, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving away a trip to the Gator Bowl. The four-day, three-night trip includes two VIP tickets to the Gator Bowl, a stay at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Gator Bowl parking and a $500 travel voucher. To enter for a chance to win the trip, visit

Additionally, several of the island's award-winning resorts, hotels, and inns are offering discounted specials and Gator Bowl packages. Packages are available at

About Amelia Island
Northeast Florida's coastal treasure, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Consistently ranked in the top 10 North American Islands by the readers on Conde Nast Traveler, Amelia Island offers long, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters. Upscale resorts with world-class spas, championship golf and exclusive dining blend effortlessly with a captivating collection of bed and breakfast inns and historic districts. The island is home to Fernandina Beach, once a vibrant Victorian seaport village, and now a charming downtown district of eclectic shops, attractions and eateries. Forget the everyday getaway; Come make memories on Amelia Island. For visitor information and online planning, visit

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