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Downtown St. Louis skyline featuring the historic landmark Gateway Arch, Union Station train station and ferris wheel

PACK YOUR BAGS FOR THESE 3 COOL DESTINATIONS JUST A DIRECT FLIGHT FROM JAX

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It’s time to plan your 2022 adventures and there are plenty of exciting destinations just one direct flight away. Here are places to add to your travel list.

St. Louis, Missouri

Sure, everyone knows about the St. Louis Arch, where you can take a 630-foot ride to the top to get an incredible view of the city, but there’s so much more to this dynamic “gateway city.” Sports fans might want to plan a trip during baseball season to catch a Cardinals game. Many visitors are drawn to the St. Louis Union Station, one of the busiest rail stations that ever existed in the country, which now houses the St. Louis Aquarium, the St. Louis Wheel, a 200-foot carousel, and other fun opportunities like mini golf, a mirror maze, a ropes course, great restaurants, and the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. Whether it’s shopping, entertainment, outdoor explorations, or culture, this city has it all.

Nashville, Tennessee

The capital of Tennessee also happens to be the capital of country music – in fact, its nickname is Music City. You’ll definitely want to explore their music scene, from the Grand Ole Opry to Ryman Auditorium, not to mention dozens of more intimate venues where dinner always comes with a live concert. Don’t miss exploring Broadway, the heart of Nashville’s downtown area, filled with amazing restaurants, shops, bars, and clubs. Get some fresh air and great views of the river at Cumberland Park – and you might even catch a great concert at the amphitheater if you plan well. And of course, be sure to stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Los Angeles, California

That’s right. You can head all the way across the country without any layovers and end up on another sunny, beautiful coast. Once you land in the City of Angels, head over to Griffith Park and explore its 4,000 acres and stunning views of the city. Take a bike ride along the Strand, 22-miles of paved path along the beach. Check out the Venice Canals, visit the Hollywood Bowl, explore the Santa Monica Pier, and stroll Sunset Boulevard or Rodeo Drive. And of course, you won’t want to miss the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theater.

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