When it comes to airports, I’m always the one to argue that the less time I spend there, the better.
After all, the airport should only be the enabler—the place that gets you from or to a destination, not the destination itself.
But the reality is we spend more and more time at airports.
It pays to know which ones are best equipped to entertain and feed you while you’re waiting for your flights.
Many airports are now becoming exhibition halls.
There’s a screening room at Minneapolis St. Paul Airport, and a small micro cinema at the Portland, Oregon airport.
You can watch short films in Denver’s airport and at San Francisco International at the Video Arts Center.
Animal lovers can rejoice—there are therapy dogs available at San Francisco International and the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, and miniature horses in Cincinnati.
Denver International Airport has seasonal treats, such as winter ice skating.
But just in case your flight is actually on time, try not to forget that you’re at an airport!
For more information about traveling through airports, check out:
- Tricks for Finding WiFi at Airports
- On-Time Arrival Ratings for Domestic Airlines
- Using Public Transportation To Get To The Airport
Keep reading for more travel tips.