Five great long weekend break destinations
Having trouble deciding where to go for your Easter break this year? We’ve picked five great locations that are ideal for families, solos and couples. Call us today to book your private jet charter for Easter.
The Greek capital is a treasure trove of antiquities and a superb Easter break destination, offering visitors fabulous cuisine, guaranteed sunshine, and a vibrant café and bar scene. Cultural highlights include the spectacular Acropolis – the 5th-century citadel overlooking the city – that includes the beautiful Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena. Visit the Acropolis museum with its showcase artefacts before heading downhill to explore the charming Plaka neighbourhood, with its Neo-Classical mansions, tavernas and cobbled streets. Recommended day trips include a visit to enigmatic Delphi and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion.
Theme parks, the Everglades, a spectacular nightlife and world-class beaches, the Sunshine State has much to offer visitors. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Centre are popular attractions. The Miami Beach area boasts outstanding Art Deco architecture and a sophisticated nightlife, while Key West has a quieter vibe. Visit St Augustine’s Historic District, as well as the remarkable Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg.
A more relaxing alternative to Marrakech, Atlantic-facing Essaouira is a beautiful compact city and a photographer’s dream with its blue-and-white Medina, golden ramparts and stone gates, known as ‘babs’ to complete the aesthetic charm. This port city has powerful trade winds making it an exceptional location for kitesurfing, windsurfing and surfing, while Essaouira’s fishing industry remains an important part of local culture – head for the harbour and sample the early-morning catch.
This desert city in Nevada is synonymous with a hedonistic lifestyle, from luxury hotels, to Michelin-starred restaurants and unrivalled entertainment including Cirque du Soleil. Try a daredevil ride at the 1,149-foot tower at the Stratosphere Hotel and visit the Level 107 Lounge for a drink and panoramic views. The VooDoo zipline at the Rio Hotel hosts a 33mph-ride above the city, while a helicopter trip out to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Lake Mead is a great escape from the Vegas madness.
Located off Italy’s southern coast, this remarkable Mediterranean island has centuries of Greek, Roman and Arab history, stunning landscapes and world-class cuisine. Sicily is dominated by Mount Etna: Enjoy superb views from the mountain’s cable cars and hike in its lush woods in spring and summer. Taormina has superb five-star hotels and a beautifully preserved amphitheatre, while gastronomes will savour the markets in Palermo and Catania.
Each of these destinations are some of the most popular places Chapman Freeborn charter private jets to and from. Call one of our private jet charter experts today. We’d be delighted to discuss your requirements and provide you with a personalised quote.