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September 25, 2012
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Georiga Florida Omni Amelia Island PlantationCelebrate the biggest weekend in college football when the University of Georgia Bulldogs take on the University of Florida Gators!  The annual Georgia Florida weekend on Amelia Island is here again! The Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers a special GA vs. FL package at the oceanfront resort including game day transportation as well as a plethora of parties, activities, specials and football celebrations!  From the Nature Center excursions to the annual GA/FLBoardwalk Bash or Falcon’s Nest Jagermeister After Party to spa services tailored just for the devoted fan or a special sale in The Shops, Amelia Island Plantation is convenient to the game day action but secluded enough to be your football getaway at the beach.  Don yourself in your school colors, practice your best rivalry chants, pack your bags and we’ll see you for the October 27th game weekend! See our full schedule of activities below!

GA/FL Tailgate Package
Calling all Georgia Bulldog and Florida Gator football fans! Omni Amelia Island Plantation will be celebrating the annual football weekend when the University of Georgia take on their long-time rivals the University of Florida at Everbank Field in nearby Jacksonville, Florida on October 27th. Guests will receive luxurious accommodations in the Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort and free round-trip transportation with tailgate beverages from $299 per night. Book Georgia Bulldogs package or Book Florida Gators package.

Thursday, October 25

Okefenokee Swamp at Nightgator at Okefenokee Swamp
4pm, Nature Center
Take an adventure to the Land of the Trembling Earth. Enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset over the swamp by boat while searching for emerging alligators and roosting wading birds. Includes a southern style dinner and transportation. $105/adult; $72/children; Under age 3 free

Friday, October 26

Camp Amelia
9am-4pm, Nature Center
Kid’s enjoy their own special adventure day camp while parent’s explore their own beach vacation. Available as a full day for $70; Half day from 9am-1pm for $55; or 1-4pm for $45. 

Just For Kids
6:30-9:30pm, Nature Center
Just For Kids nighttime themed kid’s dinner party is the perfect evening of fun for the youngsters while the parents attend the Boardwalk Bash, enjoy an adult-only dinner, or stroll along on the beach with no interruptions.  $55 per child, includes dinner

GA-FL Boardwalk BashMarche Burette Boardwalk Bash
5-9pm, Marché Burette at The Shops
Football boardwalk bash for University of Georgia and University of Florida fans featuring bounce house, crafts and tennis for kids; football toss and corn hole games; and live music with DRB from 6-9 pm featuring swinging arrangements from the ’40s to the sizzling top hits of today with a wide variety of music including big band, blues, funk, pop, rock and country. Full bar and sampling of food including grilled gator, pizzas, pork sliders, burgers and more will be available!

Movie Under the Stars
9pm, The Shops
Grab the family and bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a complimentary family friendly flick under the stars.

GA/FL Jagermeister After PartyFalcon's Nest
9pm-1am, Falcon’s Nest
The GA/FL Jagermeister After Party at the Falcon’s Nest will continue the pre-game celebration with the Ron Perry Connection playing live outside on the deck from 9pm-1am with a blend of classic rock, dance favorites, acoustic music and current hits.  Specialty cocktails, giveaways and prizes, full bar, and sampling of food including pork sliders, wings, burgers, and more will be available. 

Saturday, October 27 – GAME DAY

Camp Amelia GA/FL Special
11am-7pm; Nature Center
Kid’s are busy with a day of recreation extreme fun while the parents attend the GA/FL football game!   $95 includes 2 meals & snacks.  24-hour pre-registration required. Camp will begin 30 minutes prior to game bus departure and end 30 post return. 

Falcon’s Nest Game Day SpecialsFalcon's Nest football
9am-2am, Falcon’s Nest
Join us for an early pre-game breakfast from 9am-12pm featuring a Southwestern Breakfast Burrito, Scramble Egg Platter, Breakfast Sandwiches, Florida Sunnyside Combo, Georgia Pancake Platter and more! From 12-6pm catch football specials on our tailgate menu including Fried Gator Bites and Bull Dawg Bites. Regular menu and drink specials available after 6pm.

Game Day Transportation
12pm, Racquet Park
Starting October 13, guests that are not booked on the special GA/FL Tailgate Package can purchase any remaining game day transportation tickets on the bus for $75 per guest including 3 tailgate beverages per guest.  Buses will park in the tailgate lot at the stadium and return from the stadium 30 minutes after the end of the game.  Call 904-261-6161 to book your seat after October 13th.

Beach FireBeach Fire at Omni Amelia Island Plantation
7-9pm, resort beach
Wrap up the game day celebrations with a relaxing beach fire under the stars.

Sunday, October 28

Naturalist Brunch Kayak 
9:30am, Nature Center
Take a two hour paddle with the naturalists through the tidal marsh creek at walkers landing.  After the relaxing paddle, enjoy lunch at the picnic tables along the waterfront while viewing the spectacular scenery.  Choose from a variety of options on the menu.  $75 adults/ $65 children

Spa Specials
Unwind at The Spa with a relaxing 50-minute Gator scrub or Bulldog rub service for just $99*/service.

Gator Scrub – Enjoy our three tea, ginger and sugar scrub. This treatment rids the body of old skin cells, while enhancing its elasticity and replenishing lost moisture.

 Bulldog Rub – Relax with a gentle rhythmic massage designed to relax the body, reduce muscle tension and increase circulation.

*Available October 21-31, 2012. Specials can not be combined with any other discount.

The Shops Sale
Receive 15% off anything with red, black, orange or blue in it at Harrison’s Mercantile and Amelia’s Signature Shop.  Sale valid October 26-28, 2012.

So are you going to gator chomp to the beat of the music or let out your best bulldog bark?!?! For more information on any events or booking the package call 904-261-6161.

September 25, 2012
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