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5 Nonstop Beach Destinations to Visit This Summer

With school out of session and summer in full swing, a sandy beach under a perfectly blue sky can sound like the ideal place to spend your hard-earned vacation time. Luckily, your vacation paradise is only a nonstop flight away with these flights taking off from the Dayton International Airport this week.


1. St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida

On the approach for your landing at the St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport (PIE), you’ll immediately notice the breathtaking view of the emerald-clear surf meeting the powdery white sand beach. Choose from over 12 beaches lining the Gulf of Mexico ranging from undeveloped islands to family-friendly parks and forts.


2. Punta Gorda, Florida

Also along Florida’s East Coast, Punta Gorda, and the Punta Gorda Airport (PGA), are tucked in a picturesque estuary preserve. An idyllic city with a hometown feel, visitors enjoy a vacation adventure of cycling, sailing, hiking, and fishing. Of course, you can always escape the action and simply enjoy relaxing at Englewood Beach.


3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If you’re looking for lively nightlife and a relaxing day at the beach, Myrtle Beach can deliver with country, disco, and even comedy clubs. Every member of your family will find something to enjoy including thrilling water parks, over 80 golf courses to choose from, and Huntington Beach State Park.


4. Detroit, Michigan

Just a state away, Michigan has over 11,000 inland lakes and 3,300 miles of Great Lakes shoreline waiting for you to enjoy. While Detroit is a bustling city, there’s also the option of visiting plenty of relaxing lake beaches including Belle Isle, Sand Point Beach, and Kensington Metropark. Who says a palm tree is a must for a beach vacation?


5. New York, New York

You may think of Broadway shows and bright lights when someone mentions New York and now you will also notice that excellent beaches are only a quick subway, ferry or bus trip away from the heart of the city. From Coney Island to Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, New York can be your perfect summer getaway.


Still looking for your perfect vacation? View all our nonstop destinations at flydayton.com.