SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB
AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - On Saturday, November 1, the University of Georgia Bulldogs and University of Florida Gators will hold their annual rivalry game at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Football fans from both teams can enjoy Amelia Island's all-star line-up of special offers and a chance to win a three-day vacation. Located 45 minutes from Jacksonville, several Amelia Island hotels, resorts, and inns are offering discounted packages.
Amelia is also running the "Gridiron Getaway" contest in which one lucky fan will win a two-night stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, plus two tickets and round trip transportation to the football game. To enter the contest, visit www.floridageorgiaweekend.com.
The following packages and specials are available:
Stay at Amelia Hotel at the Beach with a special starting rate of $149 and enjoy a Manager's Reception on Oct. 31. Sunday's breakfast for guests will include $4 mimosas and Bloody Marys.
Amelia Rental and Management Services is offering a 10 percent discount on stays of three or more nights at popular rental properties located on Amelia Island Plantation, Summer Beach Resort and Surf & Racquet Club, during the football weekend.
The 11-room Amelia Island Williams House is providing fans with a 15 percent discount. Guests can enjoy the inn's daily breakfast and evening social.
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty Vacation Rentals, along with Amelia by the Sea, Oceans of Amelia and Amelia South, is featuring a 15 percent discount for the weekend. The discount will apply to stays between October 29 and November 1 on select properties.
The Hampton Inn at the Beach is offering a special $1 rate on November 2 for guests who stay Friday and Saturday night. Rates start at $159 plus tax for Friday and Saturday nights and include complimentary daily breakfast. Offer is only available by calling the hotel directly at 904-321-1111.
The Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Fernandina Beach is featuring a Bulldog and Gator welcome reception on Oct. 31. The reception includes complimentary beer and wine, as well as an assortment of food and game day paraphernalia.
Get everyone under one roof at The Hoyt House, a bed & breakfast located in Fernandina Beach. The Inn is offering a one-time, first-come first-served, "Rent My House" offer, where the group secures all ten rooms (up to 20 guests) for two nights, including daily buffet breakfast, at a special rate of $3,600. There is also a private pool and full bar on property, and transportation to/from the game may be arranged.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering fans of both teams a special overnight package, including luxurious accommodations, transportation to and from the game, tickets to the property's Georgia vs. Florida Bash, and arrival amenity with tasty treats representing each state. The property will also be offering a number of special events during the weekend, including a bash on Friday night, spa services tailored to fans, and a special sale at The Shops.
The Residence Inn Amelia Island is gearing up for the return of one of the biggest college football rivalries with rates starting at $159 per night. Guests will receive fan party favors, an invitation to a Kickoff Cookout on Friday, as well as complimentary breakfast, free island shuttle, evening socials, and more. Must visit http://bit.ly/1lRXTGV or call 866-245-6099 to book.
In addition to the packages, guests can celebrate before the big game by participating in Omni Amelia Island Plantation's Florida-Georgia Bash. Taking place on Oct. 31, the event will feature live music, costume contests, food, drinks and more. Visit www.flgabash.com for details.