For a beach getaway that’s a little more low-key than those on the southeast coast of Florida, navigate your way to the west coast for calm waves and a slower pace.
Today, we’re taking our Ridge Landing residents on a hypothetical trip to Fort Myers and Cape Coral–two lovely cities on the southwestern coast of Florida that are an easy trip from our airpark.
If you’ve been wanting to take your aircraft somewhere but just weren’t sure where to jet off to next, check out the below things to do in Fort Myers/ Cape Coral.
The area is best known for its beaches, fishing, and shopping, so if you have shopaholic co-pilot to tag along, the two of you will have plenty of fun activities to choose from when you land. Speaking of landing, are you wondering where to fly into?
The Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) is an 85-mile flight from your backyard, and it puts you within distance of both Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
So, what are you waiting for? Fill up the fuel tank and start scribbling down your itinerary! The Gulf coast of Florida awaits you.
There’s a whole lot of Florida to explore, and luckily for Ridge Landing residents, our central location in the sunshine state makes flying out to any destination in the state a cinch. All kinds of tropical getaways and historical destinations await you and your aircraft to touchdown. One of the locally loved places to sightsee in Florida is the historically charming city of St. Augustine.
Playing an integral part in America’s history, St. Augustine was the place Juan Ponce de Leon of Spain first landed when he discovered Florida in 1513, making this city the oldest in America. Fast-forward a few hundred years, and this town on the northeastern coast of Florida remains a beautiful piece of history overflowing with interesting sights and things to do for visitors from all over the world.
As a Ridge Landing Airpark resident, you’re incredibly lucky to be able to hop into your aircraft and fly 153 statute miles to the Northeast Florida Regional Airport, which is nestled just a few miles from downtown St. Augustine, a simple cab ride is all the stands between you and the below seven best things to do while you’re visiting this city. Many of the historical attractions can be found as part of hop-off trolley tours, so it might be worth it to look into those as well. (more…)
Flying out for a day or weekend trip is one of the many perks residents of Ridge Landing Airpark get to indulge in. When your aircraft can hang out in your backyard, it seems that any other mode of transportation is just silly. So when you live in the middle of Florida, it’s quite tempting not to take a getaway trip to one of the many destinations the Sunshine State has to offer. (more…)
SUN ‘n FUN is one of the most adventurous aviation events in the world today, attracting participants from all around the globe. The annual international fly in and expo event provides a weeklong platform for participants and spectators to learn as much as they can about the aviation industry while having fun and enjoying the sun.
The 6-day event, which takes place in April, celebrates the past and current developments in the aviation industry, featuring more than 4,000 airplanes and 500 commercial exhibitors displaying the latest products and services available to the aviation industry.
SUN ‘n FUN is not only known for the fly in and expo, but also for supporting Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Florida Air Museum. Whether you’re a pilot or an avid aviation enthusiast, this is one event you don’t want to miss. Pack up a cooler, a lawn chair and a couple friends and head over to the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport to check out these must-see activities and more.
Fly into Clearwater for a Day
For a beach destination that’s not too far from Ridge Landing, look no further than Clearwater. Just 72 statute miles away from Ridge Landing Airpark, the Clearwater Airpark is one of the best you can fly into. In 2014, the Clearwater Airpark received the Florida General Aviation Airport of the Year award from the Florida Department of Transportation, an honor no doubt!
From Ridge Landing Airpark to Homestead Executive Jet Center, the trip is 169 statute miles to X51, taking you from central Florida all the way down to central South Florida – Homestead. Homestead is a lesser-known destination for South Florida cities, but it’s got much different activities to offer than the high maintenance clubs of Miami.
When many people think of Florida’s beaches, their minds quickly divert to the shining sands down in South Florida on the east coast. But a well-kept secret among native Floridians is the west coast, which boasts stunning sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and a beach experience much more relaxed than those that host spring break party crowds.
Enter Sarasota, located on the southwestern coast of Florida, while it is a place of calming respite, it is a vibrant lifestyle with beachside views and culturally rich activities. Like many of our other day destinations, Sarasota is an easy 52 statute miles from Ridge Landing Airpark when you fly into Hidden River Airport. (more…)