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8 Best Weekend Getaways from Wichita, Kansas (within a 4-hour flight)


8 Best Weekend Getaways from Wichita, Kansas (within a 4-hour flight)
8 Best Weekend Getaways from Wichita, Kansas (within a 4-hour flight)

Wichita, Kansas, located in the heart of the Great Plains, is a vibrant city known for its rich aviation heritage, diverse cultural scene, and friendly Midwestern atmosphere. Often referred to as the "Air Capital of the World," Wichita boasts a significant aerospace industry, with major companies like Boeing and Cessna having deep roots in the city. Visitors can explore this legacy at the Kansas Aviation Museum and the Exploration Place, a science and discovery center with aviation exhibits. The city's cultural offerings include the Wichita Art Museum, the Old Cowtown Museum, and a thriving performing arts scene with venues like the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center. Wichita's revitalized downtown area features an array of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, including the lively Old Town district. With its blend of industrial prowess, cultural richness, and welcoming community, Wichita offers a dynamic and engaging experience for residents and visitors alike.


If you're a local and looking to escape for a weekend, keep reading. With a vast array of short domestic destinations, there are also some international destinations within reach. Here are some weekend getaway ideas for locals in the Wichita, Kansas, area within a non-stop 4-hour flight. More importantly, these trips are all possible without having to request PTO (for you M-F 9-5'ers); it just depends on what you want to do at your destination.






Denver, Colorado (DEN) - 1 Hour 30 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Mountains, beer, National Parks, hiking, clean city, nice people.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round. Ski in the winter. Hike in the summer.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?


Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) - 2 Hour 40 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Gambling, Hoover Dam, Death Valley National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Partying, more Gambling.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?






Seattle, Washington (SEA) - 3 Hour 45 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Whales, Olympic National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, gorgeous views, intelligent individuals, good breweries.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer (you can't really avoid the rain but you can pray)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $400+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the REI flagship store. Wow.





Chicago, Illinois (ORD, MDW) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Food, bars, sports, rivers!

What to do?

When to go?

  • Summer

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $200+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • For bourbon enthusiasts, visit Untitled Supper Club on W Kinzie for an incredible speakeasy experience.


Washington, DC (IAD, DCA, BWI) - 2 Hour 40 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Museums, walking tours, great mass-transit and cherry blossoms. Fly to DCA for convenience.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round (spring season for cherry blossoms)

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $300+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • For avid runners, pack your running shoes and go for daily runs around the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.






Miami, Florida (MIA, FLL) - 3 Hour 10 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Beaches, outdoors activities, clubs, restaurants, culture. I just ask that you please please please venture out beyond Miami Beach.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Any time of the year, but best is October - February for perfect weather. Avoid the spring break crowd in late Feb/early March the best you can.

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $350+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Visit the following neighborhoods to step away from the "typical Miami": Wynwood, Brickell, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Midtown, Edgewater.






Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) - 2 Hour Flight


Why go?

  • Brew pubs, art, nightlife, Mexican food.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $350+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?

Pro Tip:

  • Walk some of the BeltLine and stop at stores, bars, and restaurants.




Orlando, Florida (MCO) - 2 Hour 45 Minute Flight


Why go?

  • Theme parks. Disney & Universal. Bring bug spray and an umbrella if you go during the summer. It's not my favorite city, but there's a reason why it's the #1 tourism city year after year in the US.

What to do?

When to go?

  • Year-Round

Who can fly you there?

How much will it cost to get there?

  • Airfare: $100+

Where can you stay?

Who will pick you up?









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Hey! I'm Jordan, a native New Yorker who is addicted to adventure travel, photography, content creation, investing, and fitness. Read on, enjoy, and Never Run Out of First Times!

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