Within the U.S. there are all manner of fascinating sights to see and places to visit. For those who consider themselves to be “foodies,” the U.S. is also home to several cities (or regions) that offer the most interesting and delicious foods to try. These are a few of the top choices for food travelers to visit by private jet charter.

1) New Orleans

You can hardly even contemplate foodie destinations within the U.S. without bringing the Big Easy into the conversation. It’s not just one cuisine that makes this a must-visit city for any food lover. It’s three: New Orleans is a haven for those interested in Cajun, Creole, and soul food.

Spicy homemade jambalaya New Orleans favorite.

Spicy homemade jambalaya New Orleans favorite.

Scheduling a private charter jet to either the New Orleans Lakefront Airport or the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is all you need to do to get your own taste of the local cuisine. Famous New Orleans dishes include:

  • Red Beans and Rice
  • Jambalaya
  • Gumbo
  • Shrimp or Crawfish Etouffée
  • Shrimp Remoulade
  • Bread Pudding
  • Muffulettas

2) San Francisco

Seafood is on the menu at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. While others are heading east for clam chowder, you’ll want your private charter jet to bring you out west instead. The foods and smells are delightful, but stunning views of the bay filled with boats, kayaks, and more, is what sells the experience.

Take a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco with Clam Chowder Bowl in hand.

Take a stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco with Clam Chowder Bowl in hand.

Landing a private jet charter at Monterey Peninsula Airport provides easiest access to prime Monterey Bay attractions. Mineta San Jose International Airport and San Francisco International Airport are also both within reasonable commuting distances of the Bay.

Visit day and night for a tale of two wharfs and different types of experiences for each visit. Besides its famous clam chowder bowl, foods commonly found at Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey Bay include:

  • Steaks
  • Seafood
  • Pasta
  • Crepes

If you’re able to swing a trip to San Francisco proper for a day or more, you’ll have the option of dining at even more restaurants, thanks to the more than 3,000 restaurants the city by the bay call home, some of them featured in epicurean  publications the world over.

3) South Carolina Lowcountry

Rather than a city, the Lowcountry is more of a region – the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. Included in the region are cities like Savannah and Charleston.

Many people see many similarities between Cajun cuisine and Lowcountry cooking though it is strongly influenced by Caribbean and African cuisines. Flights into Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and Concord Regional Airport make it convenient to taste the difference for yourself.

Common Lowcountry dishes include things like:

  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Lowcountry Boil
  • Frogmore Stew
  • Salmon and Rice
  • Perlau
  • Hoppin’ John
  • Fried Cabbage

4)  Maine Lobster Dining

Who could resist the allure of Maine for a night of succulent lobster? Especially if you had access to private aviation that will take you there in in a jiffy. Private charter jet pricing makes it possible for foodies to take special dining adventures to places like Portland, Maine.

A lobster trap in a Maine fishing village.

A lobster trap in a Maine fishing village.

Booking a private aviation flight to Portland International Jetport places you in a prime location to enjoy the best foods Portland has to offer. Here you can enjoy delightfully fresh seafood.

There are many publications documenting Portland’s appeal to foodies – surprising, thought it may be, due to Portland’s small size. Unique foods to try in Portland and throughout New England include:

  • Fried Clams
  • Crab Cakes
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Lobster Dinners
  • Clam Cakes
  • Clams Casino

5) New York

No mention of food destinations is complete without at least mentioning New York. While New York boasts seven Michelin three star restaurants and countless other five star restaurants, the Big Apple is also famous for food trucks, delicatessens, and most every type of ethnic food you could want. Your also have lots of airport choices for a private jet charter to New York, including Teterboro Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Liberty Airport, among others.

Fine dining opportunities abound in New York.

Fine dining opportunities abound in New York.

When you are ready to give the foodie in you a day, weekend, or week to take in some of the most delicious foodie destinations the U.S. has to offer, call Presidential Aviation to make sure you arrive in style and ready to eat to your heart’s content. A supremely comfortable flight aboard one of our luxurious aircraft is sure to have you landing ready to take a bite out of any one of these cities and so may more.