Top Vacation Destinations in 2021 and 2022 from San Antonio and Austin

Whether you prefer the tranquility of nature or relish the hustle and bustle of urban sprawl, MERLIN1 presents a list of top destinations from the San Antonio and Austin area to satisfy your wanderlust. MERLIN1 offers customized private jet charter services for business travelers, families, and friends on our fleet of luxury jets. For more information on the advanced fleet operated by MERLIN1, click here. Our San Antonio and Austin guests can now fly nonstop to 9 of the most attractive cities in California, Colorado, Wyoming, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Each of these cities has its own charm; pick your next destination and enjoy personalized services on a MERLIN1 charter jet.

  1. Telluride

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 2 hours

Located at the base of glorious Ajax Peak, this town is rich in history and includes a small downtown that illuminates at night, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors from around the world. Its main street offers a multitude of popular restaurants, shops, boutiques, and bars. Tourists can enjoy art and music festivals throughout the year surrounded by nature’s beauty. Telluride is a mountain town located in a remote area of central Colorado, with an elevation of 9,078 feet, making Telluride Regional Airport one of the highest altitude airfields in North America.

If you wish to experience the serenity and immerse yourself in the freshness of nature, Telluride is the perfect destination. Telluride’s skiing is often regarded as the best in North America, and the city’s main attractions are the Telluride Ski Resort, Jud Wiebe Memorial Trail, Town Park, Bridal Veil Falls, Telluride Historical Museum, and Bear Creek Trail.

  1. Aspen

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes

The city of Aspen is another great choice for those who prefer to vacation somewhere surrounded by nature. Aspen is located in Pitkin County, Colorado, and offers an assorted experience of hotels, restaurants, and shops along with majestic sceneries of high mountains around the city. The vibrant nightlife scene in Aspen includes bars in town and dinner at a fancy restaurant with your loved ones.

This beautiful city attracts tourists from all over the world to its Aspen Mountain Ski Resort, Aspen Highlands Ski Resort, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Snowmass, John Denver Sanctuary, and the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association.

  1. Jackson Hole

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 3 hours

Jackson Hole is one of the most stunning valleys in the United States and the gateway to Yellowstone National Park. This city in Wyoming is surrounded by two very steep mountain ranges: the Gros Ventre and the Teton.

Jackson Hole’s elevation is 6,800 feet above sea level and includes awe-inspiring views of rivers and streams running through the valley. Jackson Hole embraces year-round adventure: In summer, tourists can discover the magnificence of the valley through horseback riding, fly fishing, wildlife tours, shooting ranges, hiking, golf, camping, and much more.

During winter, the city offers skiing, rafting, camping, snowboarding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snow coaches, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and many other exciting activities. Jackson Hole’s downtown area is simple with a touch of luxury, adorned with an array of exquisite restaurants and shops, and some of the best resorts in the city. Some of Jackson Hole’s main attractions are the Snow King Mountain Resort, National Elk Refuge, Jackson Town Square, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Jackson Hole Rodeo, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

  1. Van Nuys

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 3 hours

Van Nuys is a famed neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, California, and one of the best destinations for a vacation if you are fascinated by the glamor of a large city. This enormous neighborhood founded in the early 20th century is well-known for its rich art deco buildings. Van Nuys is a prime location for plane spotting, and aviation enthusiasts can enjoy their lunch next to the runway with breathtaking views of aircraft taking off or landing.

There is a myriad of activity areas around Van Nuys for all ages such as huge parks and gardens, biking tracks, wildlife reserves, golf courses, theaters, and shopping centers. Van Nuys’ main attractions are Workaholics House, Andres and Maria Cardenas Skate Park, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty, Universal Studios Hollywood, and the Griffith Observatory. Austin and San Antonio-based guests can now travel to Van Nuys on a private charter aircraft with luxury amenities onboard.

  1. West Palm Beach

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 3 hours

West Palm Beach is the principal city of the Miami Metropolitan Area. The city is famous worldwide as a top tourist destination and is known for its trendy nightlife, beaches, and culture. Contrary to its name, West Palm Beach is not just palm trees and beaches. This gorgeous city offers breezy waterfronts, bustling streets, an energetic nightlife scene, and luxurious neighborhoods. West Palm Beach warmly welcomes visitors throughout the year with its clear skies, balmy weather, exciting activities, and dynamic culture.

If you are looking for fun activities and entertainment, this popular Florida city is for you. West Palm Beach is filled with casinos, luxury hotels, cruises, and restaurants offering cuisines from around the globe. West Palm Beach’s main attractions are Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Rapids Waterpark, and the South Florida Science Center. Travel in style with MERLIN1 to West Palm Beach and begin your journey with the best private flying experience.

  1. Fort Lauderdale

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 3 hours

Fort Lauderdale is one of the biggest cities in Florida and is known as the yachting capital of the world. This diverse city is full of colorful nightlife, luxury yachts, hotels, restaurants with a wide range of cuisines, and beaches with crystal clear blue waters. Fort Lauderdale’s main attractions are Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Museum of Discovery and Science, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, East Las Olas Boulevard, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, and the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. MERLIN1 is ready to serve you onboard our luxurious fleet from San Antonio or Austin to Fort Lauderdale.

  1. Martha’s Vineyard

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 4 hours

Looking for an exciting yet peaceful travel destination? Martha’s Vineyard is a popular vacation island located off the coast in Massachusetts, and real estate values are some of the highest in the country. It attracts tourists from all over the world especially during the summer and is frequented by famous celebrities, many of whom own real estate on the island. Martha’s Vineyard offers visitors a calming environment with its luxury hotels, delectable seafood, and a picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean. Its main attractions include Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Flying Horses Carousel, Gay Head Light, Aquinnah Cliffs Overlook, Menemsha Public Beach, and the Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge.

  1. Atlanta

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes

The next destination on our list is in Georgia, with its world-famous city of Atlanta, a major air transportation hub and one of the most diverse cities in the United States. The city of Atlanta has been featured on multiple lists for top vacation spots thanks to its variety of fun options for every age group. Atlanta offers a vast range of aquariums, gardens, museums, scenic parks, lakes, shopping centers, grand hotels, high-end boutiques, signature restaurants, and much more.

Boisterous nightlife featuring numerous bars, clubs, hotels, and casinos will keep you entertained for hours on end. The main visitor attractions in Atlanta are the Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Zoo Atlanta, World of Coca-Cola, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, to name a few.

  1. Chicago

Flight Duration from San Antonio/Austin: Approx. 3 hours

Chicago is an international city renowned for its culture, industry, transportation, education, fashion, technology, and finance sectors. Visitors from every corner of the world are drawn to the city throughout the year. From its beautiful freshwater lakes to its colorful skyline, Chicago is steeped in diversity and culture. Chicago’s main attractions are The Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, and much more.

Ready to go? Contact MERLIN1 today! We are always ready to fly you and your guests from San Antonio or Austin and offer customized private charter services to meet your requirements. Call 210-777-6839 for your next unforgettable luxury travel experience.

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