Travel website ranks Amelia Island in top 10

Published On: Mar 26 2013 02:35:38 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 02:41:16 PM EDT

A local vacation destination is getting some national attention from a popular travel website.

Amelia Island finished in the top 10 in TripAdvisor's inaugural Travelers Choice Islands awards.

The island ranked ninth based on traveler reviews and opinions on the site.

TripAdvisor singled out two of Amelia Island's well-known festivals -- the Concours d'Elegance and the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

The review also highlights activities like water sports, exploring the island on horseback, and walking around the historic district.

Four other Florida island destinations, including Marco Island and Key West also made the top 10.