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Amelia Island CVB

December 10, 2013 15:00 ET

Amelia Island Offers Fan-tastic Home Base for 2014 Gator Bowl

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) -  Football fans from around the country will unite in northeast Florida to ring in the New Year at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at Jacksonville Everbank Field on January 1, 2014. With a noon kickoff, the game will feature the University of Nebraska and University of Georgia teams in a collegiate football showdown. Bulldog and Husker fans can score big on Amelia Island with "fan-tastic" accommodation discounts. Amelia Island is located just 45 minutes from the stadium, with breathtaking natural beauty, world-class resorts, delectable dining and more, making it the perfect game day home base. 

As an added bonus, the Amelia Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving one lucky fan a trip to the 2014 Gator Bowl. The four-day, three-night trip includes two tickets to the Gator Bowl, accommodations at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, two passes to the Gator Bowl Touchdown Party, Gator Bowl parking pass and a $500 travel voucher (in the form of an American Express or Visa gift card). To enter for a chance to win the trip, visit www.ameliaisland.com/gatorbowl.

Several of the island's award-winning resorts and hotels are offering discounted specials and packages for the Gator Bowl. Offers are listed below:

Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering a Gator Bowl package featuring a two-night stay in a standard room, with rates starting at $208 plus tax and including complimentary Hot & Healthy Breakfast buffet each morning.

Amelia Island Hampton Inn at the Beach is featuring a Gator Bowl Staycation with two options. Gator Bowl fans can reserve three nights (December 29 through 31) starting at $109 per night (plus tax), or four nights, with rates starting at $99 per night. Both packages include complimentary breakfast buffet each morning.

From December 27 through January 5, ERA Fernandina Beach Realty is offering a 20 percent discount at select properties. Guests staying at Fernandina Beach Realty, Amelia South, Oceans of Amelia and Amelia by the Sea are eligible for the special Gator Bowl rates.

Fairbanks House is offering a third or fourth night free to fans who check in on December 29, 30 or 31. Rates start at $185 per night for two, and include daily two-course breakfasts, along with evening adult beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Use code GATOR14 on your online reservation for the free night.

The Residence Inn, Amelia Island is offering guests who book their Gator Bowl reservation before December 15 a complimentary bottle of champagne for two, $25 Dining Voucher and party favors. The property will also be offering guests a "Pre-Bowl Celebration" on Tuesday, December 31. Use booking code LPR.

Guests at Summer Beach Resort  can pay for two nights and get their third night free in select two-bedroom units during New Year's Weekend. 

The newly re-imagined Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering visitors a special Gator Bowl rate of $139 per night. The offer is valid from December 29 to January 2 and requires a minimum two-night stay.

Several of the island's other hotels and resorts still have availability for the 2014 Gator Bowl. Visit www.ameliaisland.com/accommodations for a full list of accommodations.

* All packages and special offers are based on availability. Restrictions apply based on individual property. Please contact individual properties for restrictions and to book a package.

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