Balmy for most of the year, and named for its abundance of tropical flowers, Florida is the ultimate vacation spot for many people. It has everything from the sophistication of a major city like Miami with its high-end stores and restaurants to the annual worm-gruntin’ festival in a place called Sopchoppy. Moreover, there’s no town or city that’s far from a body of water, and water sports like swimming, snorkeling, diving and paddle boarding are predominant. Flights to Florida from Ohio’s airports are plentiful, and if you time it right, can be cheap.
The typical flight from Ohio to cities in Florida varies from a little less than two hours to over 10 hours. Many flights, like those from Akron-Canton Airport to Key West, have one or even two layovers in cities such as Chicago, Charlotte or Miami. A nonstop flight from Cleveland to Jacksonville via Allegiant Air takes a little over two hours.
Airlines that fly from Ohio to Florida are United, Delta, American, Allegiant Air, American Eagle, JetBlue, Frontier, Spirit, and Toledo Express Airlines. Not all airlines are found at all Ohio airports, so check ahead.
The frequency depends on the airport, the airline and the city from which the flight originates. Allegiant Air has one flight to Jacksonville out of Cleveland on Thursdays and no flights for the rest of the week. However, Allegiant Air has flights from Cleveland to Orlando on Tuesdays and Thursdays. JetBlue has two flights per day to Jacksonville out of Cleveland, but both flights have layovers. American Airlines has three nonstop morning flights from Columbus to Miami International Airport. The other 17 flights have layovers.
Airports with flights from Ohio to Florida are Akron-Canton Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and Toledo Express Airport. Flights arrive in Miami International Airport, Jacksonville International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and West Palm Beach International Airport. Also on the list are Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, Pensacola Regional Airport, Key West International Airport, and Tampa International Airport.
The cheapest direct flight route between Ohio and a city in Florida is from Cincinnati, Ohio to Orlando on Frontier Airlines. The one caveat is that the airport is actually in Kentucky even though it serves the Cincinnati area.
While Florida is considered lush, sexy and tropical, Ohio, a gateway to the Midwest, is more staid. That is unless you count the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Florida does boast the Presidential retreats of Key Biscayne and Mar-a-Lago, and both places have much to do. Few places beat Florida if you want to get away from the Ohio winters. Charter a boat and go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. Sunbathe or beach comb on countless beaches, and take kids to Disney World. Enjoy the fauna and flora at the many state parks and reserves, including Big Cypress National Reserve and Apalachicola or Ocala National Forests.
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