Summer Travel 2017: Houston Airports offers a wide variety of exciting nonstop destinations to choose from
May 8, 2017

Dad wants to go someplace with great mountain views and lots of hiking.

Mom wants someplace with a nice beach.

And the kids are looking for a fun-filled location with lots of activities.

While getting everyone on board for summer vacation is easy, getting everyone to agree on the location can be a challenge. But, with a diverse menu of choices for places to land available at Houston’s airports, finding a place for a getaway can be a lot easier.

As the only airport in the western hemisphere to offer nonstop service to all six inhabited continental regions, George Bush Intercontinental Airport provides travelers with 29 different carriers to choose from and more than 600 daily nonstop flights to more than 170 different destinations, including 24 cities in Mexico — Bush Airport has more Mexico destinations than any other airport in the United States — as well as 18 cities in Central and South America, 10 cities in the Caribbean and seven cities in Europe.

If it’s a spot on the beach you crave, Bush Airport has a bevy of destinations to choose from:

Notable beach destinations, United States

Destin-Ft Walton Beach, FL

Honolulu/Oahu, HI

Miami, FL

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

West Palm Beach, FL

Notable beach destinations, Caribbean

Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

Bonaire, Leeward Antilles

Bahamas (Freeport and Nassau)

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Notable beach destinations, México





Puerto Vallarta

San José del Cabo


Notable scuba destinations

Roatán, Honduras

Cancún, México

Cozumel, México

If the great outdoors and “roughing it” is more your speed, there are plenty of mountain destinations available from Bush Airport:

Notable mountain/outdoors destinations

Aspen, CO

Boise, ID

Bozeman, MT

Colorado Springs, CO

Gunnison, CO

Jackson Hole, WY

Montrose, CO

Rapid City, SD (Black Hills & Mount Rushmore)

Steamboat Springs, CO

Vail/Eagle, CO

And if the idea is a place more suited to family fun and traditional tourist attractions, Bush Airport has plenty to choose from, including:

Traditional tourist locations

Albuquerque, NM (Santa Fe, NM)

Anchorage, AK

Austin, TX

Boston, MA

Branson, MO

Charleston, SC

Los Angeles, CA

Nashville, TN

New Orleans, LA

Orlando, FL

San Francisco, CA

Washington, D.C.

William P. Hobby Airport expanded its options for summer vacation travel with the opening of its new concourse and the return of international travel in 2015. With four carriers offering more than 170 daily nonstop flights to nearly 60 locations, Hobby Airport provides vacation travelers a variety of destinations both in the United States, as well as Latin American and island locations. 

Notable beach destinations

Corpus Christi, TX

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Gulfport/Biloxi, MS

Pensacola, FL

San Juan, PR

Tampa, FL

Aruba, Dutch Caribbean (seasonal)

Montego Bay, Jamaica


Puerto Vallarta

San José del Cabo

Notable mountain/outdoors destinations

Albuquerque, NM

Denver, CO

Salt Lake City, UT

Traditional tourist locations

Charleston, SC

Las Vegas, NV

Nashville, TN

New Orleans, LA

Orlando, FL

Just recently Via Air announced season service from Hobby Airport to Branson, MO from May 25 to Sept. 5.

There’s no shortage of choices, and even more options available, when it comes time to fly out to that summer getaway … once you can get everyone to agree on a destination.

To learn more about destinations and choices available at both Houston airports, check out