The palm trees and sandy soil ahead on the trail coax you onward as you breathe in the sticky semi-tropical air of east coast Florida river country. The wheels of your vehicle dip into the rivets of jeep tracks, lightly lurching your body as you eye the surrounding brush. As you make a sharp turn, you come face to face with… an endangered rhinoceros. You are on safari just outside Yulee, Florida, and there are plenty more surprises ahead at the White Oak Conservation Center. A tucked away wildlife reserve dedicated to the preservation of animals rapidly headed toward extinction, the center offers educational tours and close wildlife encounters only a short drive from many hotels in Yulee, FL. Play the part of safari guide yourself with a Yulee rental car, to keep your own transport shiny.
A stone’s throw from many Jacksonville hotels, Yulee’s architecture and spread of premier golf courses belies its access to more naturalistic pursuits. The local charter boat captain guides you to a “honey hole” teeming with the area’s flavorful redfish. You disembark on the quartz beaches of Amelia Island to take a respite from the sharp tugs on the line. The dense scattering of seashells crunch underfoot as you keep a sharp lookout for a loitering sea turtle. Upon your return, stay at one of the Yulee hotels and pull up a stool at the local tiki bar as the sounds of the day’s waves slowly fade from your ears.
With the updated discounts and deals on Travelocity’s mobile app, you can also take advantage of the flexibility that a stay in hotels near Yulee gives you. Let Yulee pull you into the colorful coastal Florida life and you just may find a part of yourself that you never knew was there.