Entering the first full week of summer here in the United States makes us want to change course from the board room to the beach chair.
We’ve been dreaming about that for a while actually which is why the next few blog posts will focus on some of our favorite getaways. We hope you will find our reviews useful in planning your jet charter to paradise this summer with family and friends.
Let’s dive straight into one of our favorites…Key West, Florida.
Any other Florida destination might not make this list, but Key West is far from ordinary. Other than not being asked for a passport when US Citizens walk off private planes, you might not know you are in the US at all. The laid back lifestyle, Caribbean flavor and unique blend of history make “Cayo Hueso” as the Spanish called it, a must visit.
Private jet visitors will land at Key West International Airport (KEYW). Don’t let the name fool you, as this airport is very small and until recently was dependant on private aviation and a few regional airlines due to the island’s size.
No matter where you decide to stay, accommodations and Key West in general is a short cab ride away from the airport.
Speaking of great places to stay…
Several resorts come to mind, including Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, and the Westin Key West Resort and Marina among others. We’ve stayed at most of them and know you can’t go wrong at any of the resorts.
|Duvall Inn from the pool
Our favorite and most charming option includes the number of bed and breakfasts located near Duval Street. You might consider staying in a true Key West home, such as the Duvall Inn. Experience is unique with service second to none when you spend time with local businesses like this.
There is plenty to enjoy while in the Keys.
Diving is great though anyone with a mask and a snorkel can get up close and personal with under sea life since surrounding water is shallow. Sunset cruises and fishing charters can also make your time on the water enjoyable.
Duval Street is full of places to eat and drink…a short walk or scooter rental ride away from anywhere on the island. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Sloppy Joe’s Bar are just two of the places you may have heard of that provide great food and entertainment.
If you are a history buff we have some suggested landmarks for you to visit.
Ernest Hemingway’s home, at 907 Whitehead Street, is open daily for tours. It’s where Hemingway wrote or worked on several well known novels including Death in the Afternoon, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber. The home opens up a window into Hemingway’s personal life as well, where descendants of his six-toed cat ‘Snowball’ still live.
Modern day Presidents have used Camp David to relax and host dignitaries, though the Little White House was the winter retreat for Harry S Truman who spent 175 days of his presidency on site. This home is also open daily for tours and gives visitors a glimpse into issues that faced the nation at the time. Other presidents have also visited the home, including William Howard Taft, Dwight Eisenhower, JFK, Jimmy Carter and President Clinton. We suggest you visit as well.
Key West is known as the Southernmost City, so you can of course visit the Southernmost Point in the Continental United States. This concrete replica of a buoy is one of the biggest attractions on the island and can be found on Whitehead Street.
Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, which is a short seaplane ride or a slightly longer boat ride, is a must visit. Fort Jefferson was built to protect the nation’s gateway to the Gulf of Mexico and was used by the U.S. Union during the American Civil War. In addition to learning a lot about history, the base of the fort is a great place to snorkel and take in sea life.
How do you book a jet charter to Key West? Run a trip request on www.jetcharters.com
and find one of our over qualified operators in your area. They are waiting to over deliver for you.
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