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Best way to fly to Avila Beach?

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Best way to fly to Avila Beach?

We are traveling to Avila Beach from New York City for a family reunion in August. What's the best airport to fly into? We don't have time for a long stay so we're looking for the shortest travel time. Thanks!

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1. Re: Best way to fly to Avila Beach?

There aren't any major airports near Avila Beach. You would most likely have to fly into LAX, rent a car and drive the 3 1/2 hours up to Avila Beach or you could take a commuter flight into San Luis Obispo Airport from LAX. SLO is just minutes from Avila Beach.

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2. Re: Best way to fly to Avila Beach?

Avila Beach is about the same distance from LAX, Burbank/Bob Hope (BUR), and San Jose (SJC). Consider flights into any of these three airports. I suspect that only LAX (Virgin America, legacy carriers) and SJC (JetBlue) have direct flights from NYC.

Alternatively, consider booking a flight that connects to San Luis Obispo (SBP) or Santa Maria (SMX). United Express and US Airways serve SBP, and United Express and Allegiant Air serve SMX. SBP is slightly closer to Avila Beach than SMX, but even SMX is two hours closer to Avila Beach than LAX.

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3. Re: Best way to fly to Avila Beach?

You might also take a look at flying into Santa Barbara. Won't be direct but you should be able to get a one stop flight with a change in Chicago or Dallas. That way you aren't dealing with a small commuter flight out of LAX. From Santa Barbara you could rent a car and make the drive to Avila Beach in a bit over an hour and a half.

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4. Re: Best way to fly to Avila Beach?

I believe Jet Blue flies non-stop between JFK and BUR.

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