As of May 2015, there are 81 direct flights from New York to major airports in Florida, such as Tampa, Palm Beach, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, through New York's LaGuardia Airport. Direct flights between New York and Florida are approximately 2 hours if traveling from LaGuardia; travel times will vary if traveling from other airports.
Airlines providing direct flights between New York and Florida include JetBlue Airways Corporation, US Airways, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Travelers to Florida can arrive at major airports, such as Orlando International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, Miami International Airport and Key West International Airport. Airports in upstate New York also provide direct flights to Florida, such as Buffalo Niagara International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport using Southwest Airlines. Travelers should check airlines for the best prices and times for the dates they wish to travel.
Florida is a popular travel destination in the United States. Many visit the state to see Walt Disney World and other amusement parks. Others travel to visit the beaches such as Daytona, Miami, Sebastian Inlet State Park and Fort Walton. Florida has many other outdoor activities in addition to beaches. Visitors can snorkel in Molasses Reef, Dry Tortugas or Ocala National Forest. Those who go to Crystal River can visit and swim with manatees.