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Amelia Island CVB

September 18, 2013 10:54 ET

Annual Florida-Georgia Football Rivalry Kicks-Off on Amelia Island With Contest, Deals

AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) -  As the University of Florida Gators and University of Georgia Bulldogs begin their march toward the annual rivalry game on November 2 at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., Amelia Island is executing its own game plan to give football fans an all-star line-up of special offers, discounts and a chance to win a three-day vacation. Just 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, Amelia Island Florida is home to numerous award-winning hotels, resorts and inns offering discounted packages for Gator and Bulldog fans looking to turn a game day trip into a weekend getaway or those who prefer to watch the game from the comfort of their hotel room.

Amelia is also running the "Gridiron Getaway" contest in which one lucky fan will win a two-night stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation and two tickets to the Florida vs. Georgia football game as well as round-trip transportation to the game. To enter the contest, visit either or

Ten Amelia Island hotels, resorts, inns and vacation home rentals are offering special packages, deals and incentives during the Florida vs. Georgia football weekend. The deals include a fourth night free at the Addison on Amelia, a 20 percent discount on select vacation home rentals at ERA Fernandina Beach Realty, and a $25 discount on room on two or more nights at the Amelia Island Williams House. Additionally, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and Blue Heron Inn have specific football weekend packages. For a full list of packages and discounts, visit

In addition to accommodation packages, the Spa at Omni Amelia Island Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Amelia Island are offering unique spa treatments during the Florida vs. Georgia Football Weekend. Treatments include a relaxing 50-minute Gator Scrub or Bulldog Rub for $99, "Get Game Day Ready" Spa Package for $210 and 90-minute Day After Detox for $225. Additional details about spa treatments and weekend activities 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 some of the most beautiful resorts in Florida, as well as abundant wildlife and pristine beaches. For visitor information and online planning, visit

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