The scariest part about flying is Flying! Most of us can remember the first time we took a plane, and I can be the first one to tell you, it was a scary experience. However, flying comes with a lot of positives. One of the biggest positives is seeing the world, but good luck telling this to someone who is afraid to fly. Well, I am here to inform you that there are some great places you can visit as a first-time flyer. Of course, we would have to break this information down by eastern and pacific time frame.
1. From the East Coast
If you live on the East Coast (like me), there are a decent amount of places you can visit.
New York City- Is actually close to a lot of cities. The best part is its less than 3 hours from all states on the east coast. Plenty of things to get into and you have five boroughs to choose from.
Atlanta, GA- Is not too far from the northern states. Atlanta can appeal to all because it has the best of both worlds; the rich culture of the South and the charming city life. For a great nightlife scenery, make sure you stay on Peachtree Street; party doesn't stop.
Florida- Has an extensive list of places to visit. Being the closest scenery to the islands in the states. You can make your way to Miami Beach, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Not to mention. The beautiful and exotic Florida Key islands.
Myrtle Beach, SC- What makes Myrtle Beach make this list, is because of the location. It is not only a beach, but a family filled area. The best part is that Myrtle Beach isn't very large, but it is large enough to enjoy the beach and the strip.
Memphis, TN- Other than being the home of the late Elvis Presley, Memphis is the second home of the Blues. Being that, the city has a lot of museums and sightseeing. It's also a short flight from the North averaging between 3 hours or less.
New Orleans. LA- If you have been following me, you know I LOVE New Orleans! One of the best tourists destinations, New Orleans, is less than 3 hours and 30 minutes from the north. With attractions like the French Quarter, this is a great place to see.
Canada- The great part about Canada, is that it's right above the U.S. Ontario is in the middle, overcasting the central states of America. Then you have cities like Toronto and Montreal that are less than 2 hours away from the North. Just make sure you have your passport ready when you visit.
Nassau, Bahamas- Yes, I know! But it is true! Nassau is only 2 hours and 30 mins away from northern states, so if you're in the deeper south, your commute is much shorter. Imagine enjoying the beautiful island of Nassau as your first vacation by plane?.....AWESOME!
2.To The West Coast
Now if you live on the west coast, your destinations would vary from the East. The West is mainly land, and the states are spread widely. However, you'll be surprised at the places you can go.
California- You know the West Coast is a hot spot. From Los Angeles, Hollywood, Venice Beach, San Francisco, Orange County,,,the list is endless. There are a lot of places you can explore in California, but be wise...it's a massive state to cover. You will have to take multiple trips.
Las Vegas, NV- Viva Las Vegas! Sin City itself is a place everyone needs to go. There are certain places in California that can make this trip very short. However, if leaving from a city like Phoenix, it will take you close to 5 hours.
Washington State- With cities like Seattle and Vancouver, Washington State can get you closer to nature. Another great place with a lot of land coverage. So when you and, be ready to explore.
Arizona- Beautiful mountain views and wildlife, Arizona is a great destination. Check out the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam while you're out there. Don't forget to explore some of its great cities like Phoenix and Sedona.
Hawaii- Like The Bahamas, certain islands in Hawaii are not too far from California. Just remember, Hawaii is behind three hours on Pacific time....so no matter the time you leave, you're automatically granted more time to explore.
I know there are other places you could go for your first plane ride. However, these areas were picked based on tourist attractions, and most of all, how long you'll be in the air. Let's face it; no one wants to panic in the air for too long. So for all you first-time flyers, pack a bag, book a flight and welcome to the traveling life!