Sightseeing by private jet: Warm up to the Sun Belt

Friday, October 16, 2020


If you’re looking for winter destination ideas or natural landscapes to explore this season, the Sun Belt region, covering from the southwestern and southeastern United States, offers warmer highs and plenty of outdoor space. The October to January months are perfect for snowbirds flying south for a winter break, especially when the northern states are rapidly dropping in temperature. These cities are traveled to during all seasons and provide a perfect escape for outdoor activities that may still allow you to maintain your distance while providing an extra dose of sunshine and fresh air. Ideal for a mix of of recreation and relaxation, here's our list of destinations across the Sun Belt for travel inspiration.

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Hilton Head Island | South Carolina

Private jet to Hilton Head Island, South CarolinaOne of the top islands in the U.S., Hilton Head Island is only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide. Shaped like a foot off the coast of South Carolina, Hilton Head checks the box for those who love long walks on the beach. Travelers enjoy this beach town’s southern charm. Home to 24 championship golf courses, and an event destination for the PGA TOUR, Hilton Head is a go-to for golfers who enjoy playing during the fall season at legendary Harbour Town, with the landmark lighthouse in the backdrop. Hilton Head also features quite a number of bicycle trails spanning over 60 miles.

Average temperature during the winter months is 70 degrees highs/ 49 degrees lows.
Average highs of 77 degree during October, December highs at about 62 degrees.

Nearest airport
Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD)
Flight Time to Hilton Head, SC from New York
1 hour 40 minutes

More places in South Carolina to fly by private jet:
Myrtle Beach – a popular Atlantic coast resort destination
Charleston - the capital of South Carolina
Beaufort - a historic American city on Port Royal Island


Asheville | North CarolinaPrivate jet to Asheville, North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great reason to go to Asheville during the autumn, for a scenic drive or hike. Full of small-town charm, offering plenty of food and beer options, this locale checks out through the autumn and winter months. Shoppes, art galleries, breweries and restaurants define the city-scape. The landmark Biltmore Estate is one of the most grand architectures in all of America, and a must for those who visit (especially during the holiday period). For a serenely spiritual experience, Lake Junaluska near Asheville is a retreat full of color and relaxation. And, for winter activities, the Cataloochee slopes, only 35 miles west of Asheville.

Average temperature during the winter months is 58 degrees highs/ 38 degrees lows.
Average highs of 68 degrees during October, December highs at about 50 degrees.

Nearest airport
Asheville Regional Airport
Flight Time to Asheville, NC from New York
1 hour 55 minutes

More places in North Carolina to fly by private jet
•  Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks – where the first flight was commanded by the Wright brothers
•  Raleigh - the capital city of North Carolina
•  Charlotte - the "Queen City" is the business and financial hub of NC


Naples | FloridaPrivate jet to Naples, Florida

Situated on the eastern side of the Florida peninsula, the Gulf Coast ocean water is considerably warm, even into December. With a selection of five-star luxury beach resorts suitable for family vacation or a more private winter getaway, Naples is ultimately-relaxed and oceanside as it gets. White sanded Marco Island is directly linked by bridge and only a half hour drive away, just south of Naples. Or if you’d rather take the scenic route, charter a yacht to truly experience the magnificence of Florida’s Paradise Coast, then dock at a marina to enjoy the town. Also, if you envision yourself getting some high-end holiday shopping beneath palm trees with an ocean backdrop, Naples offers exactly that with the Village at Venetian Bay, the 5th Ave South, and Waterside shops.

Average temperature during the winter months is 81 degrees highs/ 64 degrees lows.
Average highs of 85 degrees during October, December highs at about 76 degrees.

Nearest airport
Naples Municipal Airport (APF)
Flight time to Naples, FL from New York
2 hours 40 minutes


More places in Florida to fly by private jet:
The Florida Keys - the southernmost point of the U.S. made up of tropical islands
Destin, FL – a popular vacation spot in northern Florida's Panhandle
The Palm Beaches – a top destination year-round for private jet travelers


Scottsdale | ArizonaPrivate jet to Scottsdale, Arizona

A desirable urban community in Arizona with an abundance of luxurious hotels, restaurants, shops art galleries and golf courses. If you are looking to relax, you can head to one of the many outstanding desert resorts and spas. Golf is particularly popular in Scottsdale – you can play where the pros do on one of Scottsdale’s finest public, desert-style courses. For those who enjoy wine, the Scottsdale Wine Trail covers all of the acclaimed vineyards in the area. It is a great destination to make the most of the outdoors with 182 miles of walking trails across the beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Average temperature during the winter months is 75 degrees highs/ 42 degrees lows.
Average highs of 86 degree during October, December highs at about 68 degrees.

Nearest airport 
Scottsdale Airport (SDL)
Flight time to Scottsdale, AZ from New York
5 hours 7 minutes

Other places in Arizona to fly to:
Phoenix - The  always sunny and warm capital city
Sedona – trails for hiking and campgrounds for outdoor seasonal activities
Lake Havasu City – a popular spot for water sports in the desert


Denver | ColoradoPrivate jet to Denver, Arizona

The capital of Colorado, Denver is known for its eventful city life, natural wonders, and outdoor recreation. Families can enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens, aquarium or art museum. Day trips and fresh air are synonymous with Colorado. There are 41 state parks in Colorado, with many close to the Denver area. The Red Rocks in Roxborough State Park are quire majestic, and the landscape immediately evokes “Pride Rock” from Disney’s The Lion King andyou can imagine yourself in the spectacular outdoor amphitheater. Indian Hot Springs is enjoyable during the fall. From the Flat Irons to the Rocky Mountain National Park, there is plenty to explore. Also, fun to hop, are the many distilleries and wineries.

Average temperature during the winter months is 58 degrees highs/ 27 degrees lows.
Average highs of 68 degree during October, December highs at about 47 degrees.

Nearest airport
Denver International Airport (DEN) or Centennial Airport (APA)
Flight time to Denver, CO from New York
3 hours 52 minutes

More places in Colorado to fly by private jet:
Boulder - enjoy restaurants in this city at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
Aspen – A top ski resort destination with shoppes, restaurants and more
Vail – A town that embraces everything outdoors


Reno-Tahoe | NevadaPrivate jet to Reno-Tahoe

The Reno-Tahoe area is the convenient nature spot to enjoy the autumn while planning for winter without the rush. Reno calls itself “the biggest little city in the world”, north of Las Vegas, and it certainly shouldn’t be overlooked as a choice destination. During the autumn you can still enjoy kayaking Lake Tahoe. To add to you hiking list, the Tom Cooke Trail and the Mt. Rose summit, which pleasantly ascends 2300 feet to a phenomenal view of the Lake Tahoe basin, accessible to wanderers. Ski season begins late-November so you can plan an extended vacation.

Average temperature during the winter months is 56 degrees highs/ 28 degrees lows.
Average highs of 70 degree during October, December highs at about 46 degrees.

Nearest airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
Flight time to Reno, NV from New York
5 hours 45 minutes

More places in Nevada to fly by private jet:
Las Vegas - The Strip is perhaps one of the most exciting places on Earth
Red Rock Canyon National Park - A scenic drive through Nevada's Mojave desert
• Incline Village & Crystal Bay - Ski the slopes or enjoy Lake Tahoe

 

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