Winter is officially upon us and summer has become a distant memory, which means it's time for you to take your talents to South Beach. Drop that shovel, pack your speedo, and book that private jet to Miami. I heard the in-laws were coming in for the holidays, you better act fast!
Miami Landmarks and Shopping
Whether you arrive in your own personal aircraft or hire a private jet for charter, the city of Miami has plenty to offer once your pilot parks that aircraft. For those who like to wander, take a day trip and explore one of Miami’s most popular attractions, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. This historic Italian Renaissance-style villa and former estate of businessman James Deering sits on 43 acres and is conveniently located only 10 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA). Or, if you're like my ex-girlfriend you'll want to head straight to Ocean Drive, the street with all the designer brands! If you arrived in a light jet, you may want to upgrade to a heavy jet for all those bags!
The Cuban Experience
For the cultured jet traveler, the city's heavy influence from Cuba is seen in the cigar and coffee shops that align the streets. Enjoy a true Cuban experience and visit the self-proclaimed “most famous Cuban restaurant in the world”, Versailles. Versailles offers toasted Cuban sandwiches, Cuban coffee, and of course, authentic pastelitos. If you spend too much time on Ocean Drive and can't make it to Versailles, just ask your private air charter broker to cater them directly to your private jet before you depart Miami!
For the private jet traveler that's just looking to relax and soak up the sun, we can't forget to mention the stunning 35-mile stretch of white sand beaches. There are beaches for just about every type of beach-goer. Whether you’re looking to swim, socialize, or just need a little relaxation with the family, Miami’s got it all. There's only one question, how are you getting there?
Flying Private to Miami
The two primary airports of choice for private air charter are Miami International Airport (MIA) and Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF). Since Miami International Airport is the country's third-busiest airport for international passengers, a strong air charter broker will make sure you consider landing your hired business jet into one of the following airports. Some of these airports may require special permission for landing so be sure to check with your trusted air charter broker.
- Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida (MIA)
- Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, Miami, Florida (OPF)
- Miami Executive Airport, Miami, Florida (TMB)
- Dade Collier Training and Transition Airport, Miami, Florida (TNT)
- Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)
- Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FXE)
- North Perry Airport, Hollywood, Florida (HWO)
- Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport, Homestead, Florida (X51)
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