Helicopter Getaways from New York City
During the warmer months, thousands of New Yorkers flock to the lush playgrounds of the Hamptons. Rather than sit in two hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic, many people charter helicopters to their favorite location. Charter helicopters are priced based on the aircraft (based on number of passengers), flight duration, flight time, and landing location. Certain heliports charge lower landing fees and fuel prices than others. Typically if you fly with a maximum four passengers during normal business hours Monday-Friday to an airport with lower fees, the trip can be relatively affordable and worth every penny. More common landing airports in the Hamptons are Easthampton (HTO), Westhampton (FOK), and Southampton (87N).
2. Rocky Neck State Park
This state park is open to the public and listed often as one of tourist’s favorite beaches in Connecticut. It lies less than an hour away from Hartford, a destination easily reached by helicopter. Filled with walking trails, pavilions, and a wide sandy beach, Rocky neck offers something for every family member. Camping is also available with a vast 160 wooded and open campsites. Tourists can also enjoy saltwater fishing (wheelchair-accessible) and full bathroom and shower facilities. The combination of activities available to the public makes Rocky Neck State Park one of the most enjoyable beaches to visit by helicopter.
3. Atlantic City
Atlantic City is a fabled playground for New Yorkers looking for eccentric nightlife, casino gambling, luxury spas, and beach time. Some of the larger resort casinos have helipads for ultimate convenience, or vacationers can travel by helicopter to the airport then jump in a limousine to their favorite hotel. Enjoy gaming action, fine dining, beaches, restaurants, spas, shopping, and nightlife make Atlantic City the top party spot on New Jersey’s East coast. Charter by helicopter and enjoy catering, convenience, and car service.
4. Catskill Mountains
Whether your preference is golf, skiing, hiking, camping, antique shopping, or hitting up the local farmers market, the Catskills offer tourists tailored activities for every season. If you’re looking for a more serene getaway, the Catskills offer breathtaking mountain vistas, fine cuisine, cozy fires, and the perfect setting for relaxation. Just a short helicopter flight from New York City, this quaint area offers you the adventure of wilderness in your backyard. America’s forefathers drew inspiration from this original frontier. Arts, culture, and fresh produce are the local flavors.
5. Martha’s Vineyard
Only accessible by boat and air, Martha’s Vineyard is an elite island of wayfarers and wine drinkers. It is located just south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts and is known for its warm summer weather and beautiful beaches. Most social activities take place in the homes of the affluent, as this is a common vacation spot for those looking to relax and get away from the noise. The most crowded season is Independence Day through Labor Day, and wines produced on the island are available in local markets. The local Film Society holds several film festivals, which attract celebrities from around the globe. Tourists can also visit the Farm Institute in Edgartown or see the oldest carousel in the United States in Oak Bluffs.