Popular Summer Destinations

Americans are gearing up for summer and planning vacations! We decided to round up the ten most popular summer destinations within the United States to help you get inspired as you plan your summer holiday.

While some cities didn’t make the cut due to triple-digit summer temperatures (sorry about that Phoenix!), other cities overcame their heat-index issues, due to their other unique summer-time offerings, such as cuisine, activities and access to the great outdoors.

1. Las Vegas

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Although it’s quite hot during the summer months, Las Vegas is still one of the top popular summer destinations for travelers in the US.

Closest private jet airports: Las Vegas Mc Carran Intl, Las Vegas North, Las Vegas Henderson Exec.

2. New York City


Summer is an exceptional time to visit the Big Apple, especially since many of the locals leave town. During the summer, it’s easier for visitors to score reservations to top restaurants and popular shows, plus it’s a great opportunity to enjoy Central Park and the new High Line in Chelsea.

Closest private jet airports: Teterboro New York, Newark International, Linden Airport.

3. Orlando, Florida


Orlando welcomes “more than 50 million visitors from across the globe each year” according to Visit Orlando. And it’s no wonder – the city has seven of the top theme parks in the world, opening new attractions each year, countless adventurous activities, 176 golf courses, and great shopping and dining.

Closest private jet airports: Orlando Executive, Orlando International, Orlando Kissimmee Gateway.

4. San Francisco

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San Francisco is still the infamous for its Summer of Love. And even though summers here can be relatively cold to the rest of the list, San Francisco is the ideal destination for those looking to beat the heat.

Closest private jet airports: San Francisco International, Oakland International.

5. Seattle 


Famous for its rainy weather, Seattle actually stays pretty dry and sunny throughout the summer, making it a great popular summer destination for outdoor explorers – whether you want to hang out in the great city parks or check out the seaplanes.

Closest private jet airports: Seattle Boeing Field, Renton Municipal, Seattle Tacoma Int’l.

6. Los Angeles – Long Beach, California 

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Los Angeles offers an appealing variety of nightlife options for summer visitors, as well as a great beach culture.

 Closest private jet airports: Compton, Torrance Zamperini Field, Long Beach Daugherty Field, Hawthorne Municipal Northrop.

7. Denver


Denver is an active person’s dream popular summer destination spot. The city offers great activities in the great outdoors, including fabulous hiking and mountain biking. Additionally, the city has some awesome summer festivals, such as the Chalk Art Festival and the Underground Music Showcase.

Closest private jet airports: Denton Centennial, Denver Rocky Mountain Metro.

8. Chicago


Chicago’s dining, cultural and recreational options rival any city in the world. Whether catching a ball game, enjoying one of the city’s many street festivals, or escaping the heat in the air-conditioned museums, it’s no wonder Chicago is a popular summer destinations favorite!

Closest private jet airports: Chicago Midway International, Chicago Executive, Chicago Shaumburg Regional.

9. Boston


Typical tourists to Boston are looking for either some history, some oysters, or – of course – a Red Sox game. Summer is the best time to visit Boston and retrace steps along the Freedom Trail or take the helm of a Liberty Fleet tall ship on Boston Harbor.

Closest private jet airports: Boston Logan Int’l, Norwood Memorial, Bedford Hanscom Field.

10. Dallas, Texas


Although it’s only the third largest city in Texas, it still is the state’s most popular tourist destination. With many conventions held at the city, it also draws in a large number of casual tourists.

Closest private jet airports: Dallas Love Field, Dallas Executive, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport.

Was your favorite US popular summer destinations left off the list? Where’s your go-to vacation spot each summer within the states?

To charter a private jet for your popular summer destinations getaway, contact us or call WPJC Flight Team 24/7 at (888) 507-8582

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