Imagine the convenience of being able to fly your plane any time you want simply by walking out your front door. Well that dream is achievable at Ridge Landing Airpark in Florida.
While the name may have anyone new to the area thinking Cedar Key is one of the infamous Florida Keys, this quaint little area is actually on the Gulf coast and about an hour drive Southwest of Gainesville. However, just because it isn’t a small piece of land sitting in the ocean, there are still beautiful sites to see – and we’re going to tell you just what they are.
When you’re planning your trip to Cedar Key, Florida – the most convenient airport would be the George T. Lewis Airport which is a little less than a mile from Cedar’s main amusements. Defined as an “old fashioned” vacation spot, Cedar Key is kind of like a tropical version of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. With lush nature walks, preserved parks, great fishing spots, and a lack of traffic lights, this is the best low-key location to get away for a few days.
Merritt Island is not only Florida’s largest island, but also one of the most entertaining spots to plan a weekend getaway to. Whether you want to indulge in the history of the Kennedy Space Center, or catch some of the waves on Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island is the place for you and your family to do both. Of course, we often write about the great golf courses that the sunshine state has to offer, but this has to be one of our favorite spots to visit for the overall area.
So, let’s get the basics out of the way – how do you get there from our Ridge Landing Residential Airpark? While there are a few local airports you can fly into, we recommend landing your aircraft at the Merritt Island Airport which is a section of the Titusville-Cocoa Airport. With the flight totaling around 36 minutes, you may want to stay the night and take advantage of the short trip, and even better news – their tie down fees are very affordable.
While some residents of Florida may have lost their “vacation,” feel for the sunshine state, there are still plenty of hidden treasures that will allow our residents at Ridge Landing to feel like a tourist once again. One of our favorite flying destinations is just a swift flight to the Gulf Coast and contains 100 miles of waterway within just 24 miles of land. Marco Island, although familiar sounding, is a place that many residents of Florida never travel to. However, we’re going to lay out everything that you need to know to plan your personal flight and visit to Marco Island.