7 Top Leisure Private Jet Summer Destinations

7 Top Leisure Summer Destinations and the Private Jet to Take You There

Leisure travelers looking to plan their next getaway to enjoy scenic landscapes, arts, and culture, upscale shopping, and restaurants or even thrill rides will find plenty of destinations that are perfect for quick getaways or an extended stay.

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We’ve curated seven popular destinations and paired them with the most efficient private jet to take you there.

1. Private jet charter Austin to/from Portland, Maine

Challenger 350 Jet
Aircraft: Bombardier Challenger 350

Distance: 1,786 nautical miles

Flight Time: 4 hrs 19 mins

Located on Maine’s Casco Bay, Portland is a diverse seaside city known for its blend of arts and culture, delicious cuisine and rugged coastline. Leisure travelers enjoy strolling along Portland’s bustling working waterfront and its restaurants and shops. With 65 lighthouses, it’s no surprise why Maine is called The Lighthouse State. You can visit six of them within 20 miles of Portland, including Portland Head Light, one of the most iconic lighthouses of Maine.

2. Private jet charter Houston to/from Mackinac Island

Cessna Citation Latitude exterior
Aircraft: Cessna Citation Latitude

Distance: 1,075 nautical miles

Flight Time: 3 hrs 14 mins

Mackinac Island is located in Lake Huron, between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. Families enjoy touring the island on its famous horse-drawn carriages to take in the island’s scenery. Limestone Arch Rock is among the most photographed of these formations on the island. Museum fans enjoy visiting the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum to view local artist’s work and a collection of the island’s historical photographs.

3. Private jet charter Chicago to/from Monterey, CA

Cessna Citation Sovereign+
Aircraft: Cessna Citation Sovereign

Distance: 1,598 nautical miles

Flight Time: 4 hrs 30 mins

Visiting Monterey is the quintessential California experience. Situated on California’s rugged central coast, Monterey was immortalized in John Steinbeck’s novel Travels with Charley, written in 1962.

Today, Monterey’s scenic coastline is dotted with charming gift shops, seafood restaurants, and surfers catching waves. The famous Monterey Bay Aquarium focuses on marine habitats of Monterey Bay and features a live kelp bed forest and interactive displays.

4. Private jet charter Miami to/from Santo Domingo

Cessna Citation X
Aircraft: Cessna Citation X

Distance: 718 nautical miles

Flight Time: 2 hrs 19 mins

Leisure travelers who want to immerse themselves in history will enjoy the city of Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. In 1496, the settlement of Santo Domingo was named by Bartholomew Columbus, the brother of Christopher Columbus.

If you want to view some of Santo Domingo’s most historical artifacts, the city’s museums have impressive collections of medieval and Renaissance art. To experience the Caribbean’s sweet side, visitors can take a chocolate tour called the Kahkow Experience.

5. Private jet charter Los Angeles to/from Martha’s Vineyard

Cessna Citation X
Aircraft: Cessna Citation X

Distance: 2,284 nautical miles

Flight Time: 6 hrs 17 mins

Martha’s Vineyard is an idyllic island in Massachusetts just south of Cape Cod. With only 87 square miles, the island is home to quaint seaside harbor towns, lighthouses and plenty of beaches.

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the 5,300-acre Manuel F. Correllus State Forest at the center of the island where a short walk along the forest trails will introduce hikers to the island’s remarkable biodiversity.

6. Private jet charter Boston to Orlando

Gulfstream G280 Jet
Aircraft: Gulfstream G280
Distance: 974 nautical miles

Flight Time: 2 hrs 57 mins

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World. The city is home to more than a dozen theme parks. The most famous park is Walt Disney World, a collection of parks that include Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Typhoon Lagoon.

Other popular theme parks in Orlando are SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, and Dolphin Cove. Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios are must-visit parks for diehard Harry Potter fans. For travelers who are looking for a leisurely pace, Disney Springs is an outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment complex full of activities for all ages.

7. Private jet charter Seattle to/from Honolulu

Gulfstream G280
Aircraft: Gulfstream G280

Distance: 2,292 nautical miles

Flight Time: 2 hrs 57 mins

Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, is located on the island of Oahu’s south shore. Visitors enjoy Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood known for its dining, nightlife, and shopping. Honolulu’s famous beach is a famous spot for photographers with its rows of coconut palm trees and stunning views of the volcanic Diamond Head crater in the background.

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