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If you're not lucky enough to escape the raining, humid and hot days of Florida this summer in Italy, Croatia, the South of France or North Carolina this year, but are still looking to get away from Sarasota to cool off a bit, there are several fine destinations across the country that have daily non-stop service from Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. If you hurry, you'll have time just before the kids head back to school and these options just might get you packing! 

Here is our list of the direct flights offered in and out of Sarasota during the summer:


Delta runs daily, year-round flights from Sarasota to Atlanta. There are many fun attractions that make Atlanta fun, including the College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. The area around Atlanta is beautiful and well worth exploring. Highlights include the Smoky and the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as a number of small towns with thriving museums, cultural venues, and romantic getaways.


American Airlines has Sarasota-Charlotte flights daily and all year long. The city is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster, the largest man-made whitewater river, the only motorsports hall of fame of its kind, the site of the first gold discovery and so much more. It is all there in Charlotte, and the rare array of one-of-a-kind attractions sets the city apart. You can experience Charlotte like a local with a list of 101 (or maybe a few more) fun things to do in and around the Queen City.


Popular Midwestern carrier United has daily, year-round service from Sarasota to Chicago. The city is a beautiful destination in the summer and a Chicago Architecture Boat Tour is a must-do activity while in town. Are you up for something even more amazing? Enjoy Illinois has the most comprehensive guide to Chicago attractions, outdoor adventures, arts, history, road trips, tours, sports, and shopping. Explore the top things to do in Illinois and Chicago, find the best places to eat, drink and have fun! Check out their trip ideas for itineraries that take in the best Illinois and Chicago has to offer.


Budget airline Allegiant Air has Sarasota to Cincinnati flights that leave twice weekly throughout the year. Love summer sports? Cincinnati's Over The Rhine district is a great place to grab a beer and closer to the city's two professional sports teams, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds. Be sure to visit Cincinnati USA before you go, where local insiders want to share with you their passion for their unique river region. Get insiders tips for exploring the Cincinnati region, named one of the 52 Places to Go in 2018 by The New York Times!

Dallas/Fort Worth

American Airlines operates seasonal daily flights into DFW. Fly into Dallas to grab some of the best Tex-Mex around or learn about one of the nation's seminal moments in history at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza and Sixth Floor Museum. It is home to a diverse set of experiences perfect for anyone! You can start planning your visit with one of the Local Dallas Guides.


Much like their service to/from Cincinnati, Allegiant also has flights to Indianapolis twice weekly during the year. Indianapolis has one of the most easily-navigable downtowns in America and the dining highlight there is the renowned St. Elmo's Steak House. The city known for fast cars and blockbuster events has also gained acclaim for a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions, cool neighborhoods, and so much more.

New York

All three of the major airports that service New York have Sarasota flights. JetBlue flies to JFK, Delta flies to LaGuardia and United flies to Newark. There is so much to do in the city that we can't list them all. Just take notes of the 20 Things Nobody Tells You about Visiting New York by a New Yorker.


Pittsburgh is the final city that Allegiant does flights to and from twice a week. There are incredible things to tour, like the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, that speak to the city's former status as one of the American powerhouses of industry in the 20th century. The city is continually recognized as a must-see destination. Most recently, Harper's Bazaar named Pittsburgh one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2017." With all of their outstanding attractions, award-winning restaurants, world-class accommodations and so much more, we're not surprised.

Portland, Maine

Due to the great influx of travelers from the northeast, Sarasota has service to/from Portland twice a week and all year via Elite Airways. Maine's largest city has excellent seafood and sightseeing near their historic North Port. The summer season in Maine is one of the most popular for visitors, particularly August. Some of the best things to do in Maine in August will leave you with special memories you won’t soon forget! From whale watching to puffin cruises to stargazing by the bonfire, you’re going to love these things to do in Maine in August!

Toronto, Canada

The one international location that Sarasota residents and travelers can access directly is Toronto. Air Canada offers daily seasonal service in the winter and spring. Enjoy famed Canadian hospitality and reach the city's highest summit by touring the CN Tower. The brief summer offers respite from the cold Canadian climate, it is the best time to visit Toronto, with exciting attractions, live performance, major league sports and a festival for nearly everything, you'll never run out of things to do.

Washington D.C.

American Airlines has daily, year-round service between Sarasota and Washington D.C. From the Washington Mall monuments to the variety of Smithsonian museums, there is no greater place to go learn about American history. It’s summertime and the living isn’t only easy in Washington, DC, it’s often free thanks to can't-miss festivals featuring everything from jazz to the wonders of barbecue, summer holiday parades, and fireworks. Just get there soon!

Ready for your next getaway from Sarasota? Enjoy the convenience of these direct flights to many of the country's greatest cities. They're great options for cool summer escapes, or just in case, hurricanes!

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