Summer is here and there’s no time like the present to book a trip that gets you out of the office and onto the beach.
The next few blog posts will feature some of our favorite getaways that are just waiting to be visited. After reading our reviews, you’ll definitely be eager to plan your next jet charter to a summer getaway.
We’ll start the summer travel series off with a trip to Key West, Florida.
Vacation begins the moment visitors touch down at Key West International Airport . The carefree Caribbean lifestyle Key West offers will make you forget you’re even in the United States.
Once private jet visitors land at KEYW (which is just a small airport that was heavily dependent upon private aviation and a few regional airports until just recently) they are only moments away from wherever it is they have decided to stay.
There are several places to stay on Key West and all of them are just short cab rides away from the airport.
To begin with, there’s Casa Marina, the Westin Key West Resort and Marina, the Waldorf Astoria Resort and several others. Visitors can’t go wrong staying at the full-service resorts, which offer everything one would expect on a laidback yet luxurious beach vacation.
Other options for visitors include the numerous bed and breakfast establishments all along and near Duval Street. The Duvall Inn is one of our favorite places. This inn is a true Key West home and it offers visitors with exceptional personalized service.
While many people who visit the Keys choose to do nothing more than sit back and relax in a beach chair, there are plenty of activities out there just waiting to be enjoyed.
Diving is a popular option for anyone interested in hitting the water and experiencing life in the sea. Visitors can don a mask and snorkel and take to the shallow water that puts them face to face with some of the areas native marine life.
If you prefer to be on the water instead of in it then you might consider taking a sunset cruise or going out on a fishing charter.
No vacation is complete without ample opportunity to dine out. Duval Street is full of places for visitors looking to grab a bite to eat or have a few cocktails. Two popular establishments include Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Sloppy Joe’s Bar, both of which offer amazing food and great entertainment.
If you can peel yourself off the beach for a day or two and enjoy history, then you’ll want to check out famed author Ernest Hemingway’s house located at 907 Whitehead Street. The house is open daily for tours so that visitors can take a look at the very house where Hemingway penned novels such as “Death in the Afternoon,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”
The Little White House is another historical location history buffs can appreciate. This house was the winter retreat for President Harry S. Truman who spent more than 170 days of his presidency on the site.
The house is open for tours daily and provides historical information into issues Truman faced during his presidency.
One of the island’s biggest attractions is the concrete replica of a buoy on Whitehead Street that indicates Key West’s unique designation as the Southernmost City in the continental US.
If you want to take a seaplane ride or take a boat out to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas you’ll get a chance to see a historical location that was built to protect the nation’s gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. The site offers visitors an incredible amount of history and provides a unique location to snorkel.
If Key West sounds like the perfect place for your next trip then request a charter here on www.charterjets.com to find one of our operators in your area.
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