SOURCE: Amelia Island Convention & Visitor's Bureau

December 26, 2008 13:00 ET

Amelia Island Offers Metro DC Residents Escape From Inauguration

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - December 26, 2008) - With the 56th Presidential Inauguration expected to bring thousands to the nation's capital, Amelia Island, Florida is offering residents of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia a chance to "Vacation from Inauguration." Seven Amelia Island hotels are offering metro DC residents incredible savings from January 18 through 22.

United Express, Southwest and US Airways offer direct flights from the tri-state area into Jacksonville International Airport, giving easy access to Florida's top island destination, as voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The barrier island boasts tons of politically-correct activities, from fishing and kayaking to luxurious spas and award-winning restaurants.

The following accommodators are offering discounts** for DC area residents:

Addison On Amelia is offering 35% off two or more night stays. Rates include three-course, gourmet breakfast and happy hour each day. (800) 943-1604,

Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering a 25% discount on Ocean view deluxe rooms and balcony rooms. All rates include hot continental breakfast daily and complimentary WiFi. (877) 263-5428,

Amelia Island Plantation is offering a 20% discount on daily rates for all available room types, from ocean front hotel rooms to three-bedroom villas, all with high-speed Internet access. The discount is only available by phone. (866) 481-5057,

Ash Street Inn is offering up to 45% off standard rates. $99 room rate for basic rooms and $169 rates for upgraded rooms. (800) 277-6660,

Days Inn & Suites is offering 25% off the daily rate. (904) 277-2300,

Hampton Inn, Amelia Island is offering a discounted standard room rate of $89, plus tax. (800) 426-7866,

Hoyt House is offering a second night at half off on two-night stays, and a third night free on three-night stays. (800) 432-2085,

Summer Beach Resort is offering 40% off seasonal rate with 3 night minimum. (800) 862-9297,

For details about Amelia Island's "Vacation from Inauguration," visit

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is a barrier island rich in colorful history and breath-taking natural beauty. Its beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, and pristine waters have made the island a favorite vacation destination. For visitor information, visit

** Accommodation discounts cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.

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