SOURCE: Amelia Island CVB
AMELIA ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Once again, one of the biggest rivalries in college football is making its way to Northeast Florida for the Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic on October 27 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Only 45 minutes from downtown Jacksonville, Amelia Island has created a gridiron getaway contest in which one lucky fan will win a four-day, three-night stay at Omni Amelia Island Plantation for the Georgia Florida game. Visit www.ameliaisland.com/gators or www.ameliaisland.com/bulldogs to enter.
Amelia Island also offers a full roster of accommodation options for Gator and Bulldog fans looking to turn a game day trip into a weekend getaway. The following packages and specials are available at Amelia Island hotels:
Through September 30, Amelia Hotel at the Beach is offering a GA vs. FL weekend presale special, with rooms starting at $99 per night. The presale offer also includes two cocktails and a smoked fish dip appetizer at the Crab Trap in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. The discount can be booked by calling (904) 206-5600 and providing code GFSP.
The Amelia Island Hampton Inn at the Beach is offering a Football Game Weekend Special, which offers guests a third night free. Rates start at $149 per night. The offer is available by calling (904) 321-1111 through October 25.
Beachside Motel is offering Florida and Georgia fans accommodations starting at $99 per night during the exciting football weekend. To book the offer, guests must call (877) 261-4236.
The Blue Heron Inn is offering Bulldog and Gator guests a special Pre-Game cookout by the pool on October 26. Guests can enjoy brats and burgers with beer and all the fixings, plus a special football team gift. Starting at $490 per couple, the package includes two nights accommodations in a King room with breakfast each morning, cookout and all the other standard amenities. The package can be booked by calling (904) 445-9034.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is offering guests a "Georgia/Florida Tailgate Package" that includes luxurious accommodations, round trip transportation to the game and tailgate cocktails. The package starts at $309 in the resort and $289 in the villas.
The Residence Inn Amelia Island is offering a free Tailgate party, including beer and wine, at check-in on October 26.
Package information is also available online at www.ameliaisland.com/flgaspecial.