Life seems to fly by faster each year. We are so busy with work, individual responsibilities, kids’ activities, and the like that it’s easy to breeze through the weekend without taking time to relax and enjoy each other’s company. However, this can change. In 2018, make quality time with loved ones a priority.
And what’s the easiest way to secure uninterrupted attention? Hop on a flight with nonstop service to anywhere and create memories to last a lifetime during a quick weekend away.
With so many flights in out of Palm Beach International Airport each day, there are countless locations to choose from, but here are 5 stops to get you started on your 2018 travel plans.
You will find nonstop service to Chicago on American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines when you travel through PBI. With so many options, you’ll be in the windy city before you know it.
So, what are you going to do once you get there? Start by heading to the Willis Tower for the best sweeping views in the city from 1,353 feet up. Catch a Cubs game in Wrigleyville. Walk through Millennium Park and take pictures at The Bean. Take in the sights with a 90-minute river cruise, named a Top 10 Tour in the U.S. by TripAdvisor reviewers.
No matter what season you visit, there will always be something to see and do when you choose Chicago is your weekend getaway.
Long Island, New York
It’s easy to brush over Long Island when you never have to leave Manhattan, but skip the city this time and head east on a nonstop flight to Islip via Southwest or Frontier airlines.
Long Island is best frequented from June to August as most of the island is composed of beach-centric communities and you’ll have much to choose from as the mainland is the longest island in the U.S. at an extensive 118 miles long.
If you are looking to head to the best beaches, Long Beach and Jones Beach State Park are two favorites along the southwest shore. You can find summer concerts, volleyball tournaments, and boardwalks at each.
However, if you want to experience the traditional Long Island getaway, drive east to Montauk. Here you can visit the lighthouse, spend the day at the beach, and easily tour the many vineyards in Long Island Wine Country.
Looking for more adventure? Long Island is also an excellent place if you enjoy cycling, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, surfing, fishing, boating, and much more.
Baltimore is a lively city that is still underrated, which makes it perfect for a quick getaway and PBI offers nonstop service to Baltimore via Southwest Airlines.
There’s more to do than you’ll ever have time for in a weekend, but one absolute must-see is the Inner Harbor. In fact, you could spend your entire weekend just here as you visit the shops and boutiques, eat at delicious restaurants, and tour the many attractions, including the National Aquarium, The Maryland Science Center, and The American Visionary Art Museum.
However, there’s even more to see and do if you step beyond the harbor, the best of which, according to TripAdvisor, is visiting the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, riding on the Baltimore water taxi, and catching an Orioles MLB game at Camden Yards.
You can catch a nonstop flight to Dallas from PBI any day of the week, a great reason to place it on your quick 2018 getaways list.
Dallas is a great city to pop over to, not only for convenience, but it’s also the most budget-friendly option on this list as it has various forms of free transportation, including the M-Line Trolley in Downtown and the D-Link shuttle. And, if you decide to take the kids for a family vacation, there are countless free activities for them as well. Head over to Visit Dallas for more information.
To get you started on your trip, here are just a few of the top-ranked attractions for all ages, according to TripAdvisor: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Looking for more seasonal entertainment? Check out this must-do list by Thrillest.
Hopping around a city taking in as many sites as possible in the few days you have to visit is an exciting adventure that leaves you in awe each time you visit someplace new. However, sometimes it’s preferable to slow down. If serenity is what you seek this vacation, then head over to the Bahamas.
Yes, Florida has many wonderful beaches, but just because you’ve seen one beach, doesn’t mean you’ve seen them all. So soak up the island sun on one of its ten best beaches and bask in the tropics. Maybe even splurge for a drink topped with local fruit and a brightly colored umbrella. Then treat yourself to a seaside dining experience that’ll make you smile for years to come when you think back on that moment.
Take time this year to vacate your life and experience something memorable with the people you love. Try something new. Eat something unique. Visit somewhere you never thought you’d go just because you can.
Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture, or serenity, you can find it in just a few hours when you hop on a nonstop flight out of PBI.