As any frequent flier can tell you, airports can be entirely forgettable, but there are some that really stand out before even landing. While there are many throughout the world that are worth mentioning, the ones that make it onto this list are all in the United States and include Key West, Sedona, and Catalina Island.
Let’s start with Key West. It’s one of the top vacation destinations in the country thanks to the sheer beauty of its sparkling water, white sand beaches, and tropical flare. Flying into Key West offers passengers a clear view of all the happenings in and on the water.
No matter what you’re going to Key West for – a fishing trip, scuba adventure, or spring break shenanigan – as soon as you deplane and feel that tropical breeze brush against your face you’ll know that your vacation has begun.
Now let’s look at Sedona, Arizona.
If your schedule allows, fly into this town during sunrise or sunset for an unbelievable experience. The colors of the sky mixed with the reds of the hills are unforgettable. Then again, no matter when you arrive, there’s nothing quite like descending into a canyon surrounded by the red cliff walls of the mountains.
Whether you’re going to Sedona to scale the cliffs, tear up mountain trails on a bike, explore one of the many nature parks, or visiting the artsy community, once your plane begins its approach even the most seasoned travelers will find it impossible to keep themselves from being glued to the window.
Then there’s Catalina Island, California.
Now this is an airport that is something you have to see to believe. Unfortunately, many charter jets are unable to land at this airport because the 3,000 foot runway is located on top o a mountain. However, if you’re in an ultra-light jet or prop plane, you’ll definitely want to check out this location.
Catalina Island is 20 miles off the coast of southern California and its airport was created by blasting the peaks off two mountain tops and filling in the resulting holes. Some people who have landed at this airport express that they are taken aback by the beauty of the vegetation covered island and also just a little scared seeing the sheer cliffs that line three sides of it.
Much of Catalina Island is protected land, but there are two towns that are frequented by visitors and many people love to fly out to this getaway and take advantage of the hiking and camping opportunities that await.
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