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Travel Tip: Unusual Airport Amenities

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These days, it’s no surprise to find an airport with a spa, a duty-free shop, and a few restaurants to help you kill time. But the real story is when your airport has some truly unusual amenities.

McCarran airport in Las Vegas may have slot machines and a 10,000-square-foot duty-free store.

But the really cool feature is the Liquor Library. It’s the first non-duty-free liquor store in a U.S. airport, located inside baggage claim, where you can stock up before you hit the Strip.

San Francisco International Airport has its own medical clinic, so you can catch up on yourtravel immunizations, even at the last minute.

The airport also has an exceptional art collection and a kid-friendly aquarium on the premises.

Just want to relax? Head to Atlanta or Philadelphia’s airports, where you can find Minute Suites. You can rent a small pod to take a nap or watch TV, and it’s totally private.

And if you have small kids in tow, you know how important it is to find a space for them to burn off energy.

Boston’s Logan International and Chicago’s O’Hare have exceptional play areas, with kid-sized replicas of airport facilities, so they can play and learn while you wait.

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