Need a Change of Scenery? Fly Nonstop to These Destinations

Travel is powered by enriching new experiences. When you’re craving excitement, step outside of your usual stomping grounds. Discover so many new things to see and do with your pick of 35+ nonstops, including these destinations from Bradley International Airport.

Baltimore, MD


Baltimore brims with character, history, and plenty to explore. From eclectic neighborhoods like Fells Point and cultural hubs like Station North Arts & Entertainment District to water activities on the Inner Harbor, visitors can take their pick. Stop into fascinating museums, see a baseball game, get your fill sampling cuisine at public food markets, play games at the casino, and even find unique experiences like yoga at the zoo or swing dancing at one of the ballrooms.

Charlotte, NC


Charlotte is filled with a diverse array of attractions for any visitor. Get into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR at the Hall of Fame or crack open your curiosity at a museum. For something more serene, stroll trails and gardens at Freedom Park or unwind at one of Charlotte’s many spas. At night, let loose at rooftop bars or sweeten the deal at a dessert bar. With Charlotte’s buzzing food scene, cultural and entertainment events, guided tours, outdoor experiences, and more, you’ll never get bored here.

Chicago, IL

SERVICE FROM BDL: American, Southwest, United

A trip to Chicago offers so much more than just selfies at The Bean (although you can’t miss that!). Treat your ears to the rich jazz scene, devour deep-dish pizza, tour Chinatown in a water taxi, or play Ferris Bueller and visit the Art Institute of Chicago. Looking to explore in an all-new way? Take in the skyline from a sky deck, or enjoy an architectural tour cruising along Lake Michigan. With vibrant culture and an array of unique attractions, Chicago can’t be missed.

Cincinnati, OH


Uncover history in Cincinnati at Union Terminal’s museums, then walk the Roebling Suspension Bridge, which spans all the way to Covington, Kentucky. Foodies can expand their palate by indulging in Cincinnati-style chili, a unique creation served over spaghetti and topped with cheese and onions. Don’t miss the zoo, Mount Airy Forest’s trails, and the electric nightlife of Over-the-Rhine. Whether you’re catching a baseball game, browsing a fresh produce market, or immersing yourself in arts and culture, the Queen City offers lots to see and do.

Columbus, OH


In Ohio’s state capital, visitors can expect a dynamic arts scene, culinary delights, and family-friendly attractions. Explore sprawling parks along the Scioto River, then admire masterpieces at the Columbus Museum of Art downtown. Taco lovers will certainly find a place here at numerous taco trucks and even the annual Taco Festival. And don’t forget to tap into the flavors of the Columbus Ale Trail. Families will love the zoo and aquarium, and sports fans can get into the local culture by watching some football.

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX


Big state, big experiences. In Dallas, you’ll find magnificent architecture, a vibrant music scene, incredible nightlife, country and western fun, and iconic sports. Immerse yourself in rich history at a museum, see a rodeo, or shop ’til you drop. Be sure to check out spots like the Dallas Art Museum, botanical garden, the John F. Kennedy Memorial, and the city’s many annual music festivals.

Detroit, MI


Large and bustling, Detroit is packed with reasons to visit. Head downtown to see Diego Rivera’s famous Detroit Industry Murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, then grab a cocktail at one of the many bars that are designed based on the city’s history of speakeasy clubs. Check out vibrant neighborhoods like Corktown and Greektown, savoring diverse cuisine and culture. Expect to see street art, theaters, and great state parks that provide solace from the lively city.

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC


Greenville supplies endless activities to satisfy any traveler. Hang out at the famous Falls Park on the Reedy for outdoor activities and events, stroll down Main Street’s vibrant shops and eateries, then when the sun goes down, catch live music at the Peace Center. Animal lovers can’t miss the Greenville Zoo, and foodies should be sure to hit the Taco Trail.

Las Vegas, NV


“What happens in Vegas…” Well, you know the rest. When it’s time to indulge and try something new, Las Vegas is quite the destination — it’s famous for nonstop excitement. Best known for its grand casinos and incomparable nightlife, you’re sure to find endless opportunities to let loose and experience the thrill of new places and activities. And for the active adventurers, Las Vegas isn’t all nightclubs and blackjack tables. Discover mountain biking, cowboy trail rides, and outdoor adventure tours with unbeatable views.

Minneapolis, MN

SERVICE FROM BDL: Delta, Sun Country

Minneapolis offers dynamic attractions for any visitor looking for entertainment. Get inspired at the iconic Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, see a show at a historic theater, take a brewery tour, adventure on the water at the Chain of Lakes, and get your steps in on the scenic Stone Arch Bridge. Don’t miss the international flavors at the Midtown Global Market, and be sure to cheer on the favorite local baseball team. From cultural destinations to outdoor experiences and eclectic foodie hubs, Minneapolis offers travelers plenty to fill their itineraries.

New Bern, NC


There’s so much to do in New Bern. Uncover unique history at the birthplace of Pepsi-Cola, then stroll through the charming downtown boasting historic architecture. Take in the scenery of the waterfront, and get active with outdoor activities like boating and fishing on the Neuse and Trent rivers.

New York, NY


The city that never sleeps is naturally filled with excitement — and no shortage of things to do. Hit clubs and rooftop bars or speakeasies for something different. Explore engaging exhibits at unconventional museums. And be sure to check out the iconic views from the many high-rise attractions or even see the city on a helicopter tour. Whether you’re seeing a Broadway smash hit, exploring Times Square, touring one of the many renowned museums, or catching a sporting event, expect every moment to be alive with an alluring buzz.

Norfolk, VA


If you’re looking for a waterfront city, try Norfolk, which is considered one of the South’s best cities on the rise. For something unique, take a self-guided tour of the city’s mermaid statues, see glassblowing demonstrations, or check out the Neon District, known for colorful murals, neon signs, and galleries. Get your foodie fix with the perfect mix of BBQ and seafood spots, then hit the water and enjoy everything from sailing and kayaking to fishing, crabbing, swimming, and harbor cruising.

Philadelphia, PA


Whether you’re visiting the famous Liberty Bell, trying an authentic cheesesteak, catching a football game, or hanging out at an outdoor beer garden, Philadelphia has a lot to offer for all kinds of travelers looking for new spots to hang. Art enthusiasts can see mosaics and sculptures at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, history buffs can delve into the past, and animal lovers will adore the zoo. There’s so much to experience in the country’s first World Heritage City.

Phoenix, AZ


Find fun with a desert backdrop. Phoenix sizzles with activities for every taste. Camp in the Sonoran Desert, hang in downtown rooftop lounges, take an art walk, attend music festivals, hike Camelback Mountain, visit museums, discover Native American culture, cool off at water parks, or explore Roosevelt Row. Visitors will find everything from arts, culture, and history to thrilling outdoor experiences.

Pittsburgh, PA


Pittsburgh visitors can expect to pack their itineraries with events from music festivals and pride parades to food festivals, cultural celebrations, and beyond. Art comes alive at many easy-to-find spots. Meanwhile, theater fans can see shows at locally celebrated theaters. Looking to catch fresh air? Head to Three Rivers Heritage Trail for biking and riverfront parks. Plus, catch a football, baseball, or hockey game in this “City of Champions.”

Raleigh-Durham, NC


Visit Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina’s capital, and discover a vibrant community with rich heritage and Southern charm. Explore lively downtown neighborhoods like Fayetteville Street and Glenwood South, providing a mix of culinary finds, cultural events, and buzzing nightlife. Immerse yourself in culture on an art walk, attend music festivals, try local produce (and pick your own), and admire the metro area known for its beautiful oak tree–lined streets.

Richmond, VA


With this city’s rich history, culture fanatics will love the Historic Richmond Region. Visit Civil War sites, historic museums, and spots for art lovers and adrenaline seekers. Itching for the unexpected? See the final resting places of famous figures on a Hollywood Cemetery Tour, escape the city with a visit to scenic Belle Isle, or see Richmond on a Segway tour.

Washington, DC

SERVICE FROM BDL: American, United

When you’re hoping to see and do new things, allow your curiosity to flow while wandering Washington, DC — you don’t need to be a history buff to feel inspired while exploring the nation’s capital. Find vibrant public art, seasonal festivals, sips from creative mixologists, and an eclectic foodie scene. Need to blow off steam? Laugh it up at a comedy club or chill out at a music venue or theater. Plus, uncover culture like never before, from the National Mall to the Smithsonian museums and more.

Bradley International Airport (BDL) invites you to love the journey at New England's second-largest airport. Recognized nationally by leading travel publications for its ease of travel, Bradley International Airport is ready to welcome you with new nonstops, expanded services, and convenient travel. The award-winning airport is operated by the Connecticut Airport Authority, and its operations are entirely self-funded. The airport contributes nearly $3.6 billion to the regional economy.

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