8 Nonstop Flights from Dallas That’ll Land You in Paradise by Lunchtime
One of the best things about living in Dallas? We’re smack dab in the middle of the continent, which means plenty of nonstop flights to get you where you want to go in a hurry. Because when it’s finally time for a vacation, ain’t nobody got time for a connection (or, God forbid, two). Here are our favorite direct-route destinations that need to be on your radar.
Key West, Florida
Brand. Spanking. New. As of this month, Dallasites can now fly direct into Key West in less than three hours. Catch a Saturday flight down to Florida’s southernmost attraction for some laid-back beach time and all things key lime.
Where to stay: Casa Marina Key West
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Is it even a real debate that this cluster of islands boasts some of the best beaches in the world? This seasonal nonstop (clocking in at four hours flat) is your easiest route to the pristine Grace Bay Beach. Make sure to take some time to snorkel or scuba.
Where to stay: The Palms Turks and Caicos
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
If the words Seven Mile Beach don’t mean anything to you, it’s time to get acquainted with one of the Caribbean’s greatest hits. Other attractions like Eden Rock and Devil’s Grotto make it absolutely clear (no pun intended) why these breathtaking beaches are easily worth the three-and-a-half-hour flight.
Where to stay: Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
Wilmington, North Carolina
Discover the beauty of some of the best beaches in North Carolina by booking yourself a ticket on this new nonstop (just under three hours). Beaches not your thing? Take a sightseeing tour and discover the charming town that was put on the map by shows like Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill.
Where to stay: Shell Island Resort
Some people go to the beach for the food, sights, sounds and just about everything other than actually taking a dip in the ocean. If you’re a true ocean advocate, however, you must make the eight-hour trip to this Hawaiian island a high priority on your bucket list: Its shores are ideal for snorkeling, surfing or just blissing out in the waves. Hashtag #aloha.
Where to stay: Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara, California
We’ve been avoiding LAX at all costs since American Airlines launched this route two years ago. Hop a morning flight (three hours and 20 minutes) and you’ll be sipping an iced coffee and strolling Stearns Wharf before most of your Dallas friends have even queued up for brunch.
Where to stay: Hotel Californian
Why fly into Denver and road trip when you can land right in Aspen on a quick two-hour-and-15-minute flight? Warning: It’s on the pricy side, but consider it money well spent to maximize your three-day weekend. (Plus, no rental car required.)
Where to stay: Hotel Jerome, Auberge Resort Collection
Many people are surprised when they realize the beautiful Canadian Rockies are just a three-hour-and-50-minute flight due north. Whether you’re interested in visiting the adorable resort town of Banff or the majestic shores of Lake Louise, it all begins with this nonstop flight into Calgary.
Where to stay: Post Hotel & Spa