Airports That Are Worth The Trip
Collected by Lauren Nicholl
Airports are my happy place.
17801 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98158, USA
Anytime I have a layover at Seatac, I secretly wish my flight is delayed by fifteen minutes. That way, I have just enough time to walk over to Beecher's and pick up some of the "World's Best Mac & Cheese" and pretend I've never had their cheese...
4300 Glumack Dr, St Paul, MN 55111, USA
When you have time stop for a bite to eat and/or enjoy a glass of wine, bubbly, fresh squeeze OJ or a good cup of coffee, this is THE PLACE! Excellent eats, prompt courteous service. All sandwiches and baked goods are made fresh and are so yummy!...
Detroit, MI 48242, USA
A layover is never fun, especially if you're fighting jet lag and still hours away from home. As a frequent traveler for work, I transfer at least monthly in the Detroit airport (DTW). As airports go, this place has made some serious upgrades that...
One of my favorite things about Singapore is undoubtedly its fantastic airport. Like the city it serves, Changi is remarkably efficient and well run. I have yet to take advantage of Terminal 3's more unique attractions—free movies, free city tour,...
British Lines Road, Gibraltar GX11 1AA, Gibraltar
Unless you sail into Gibraltar, you are going to arrive via the airport. Well, actually, via the runway. You see, the runway slices across the narrowest bridge of land running north and south that connects Spain to the rock. The runway stretches...
Detroit, MI 48242, USA
Detroit is a colorful, gritty, oft-misunderstood city. If you get a chance to visit, or if you're connecting to somewhere else, there's one colorful aspect of the city that is a can't miss: the rainbow tunnel at DTW. The tunnel connects Concourse...
New York, Queens, NY 11430, USA
As any good traveler knows, the act--the art!--of transportation is essential to one's travel experience. Last winter I flew from JFK--LAX aboard Virgin America. The flight departed at 10:00am EST, but when you're cruising at 35,000 feet, you...
272 Gonghang-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Postcards from abroad just aren't as evocative if they don't have the foreign stamp and postmark...So, before our departure from Korea, my wife wanted to make sure to send a few from the airport post office. We went up to the fourth floor in the...
SFO International Airport, Terminal 2 Boarding Area D, Quick Serve, Sector 8, Space 9-D.2.350, San Francisco, CA 94128, USA
Happy together—and ready to explore. Like it or not, if you arrive at San Francisco International Airport on a domestic flight, the probability that you'll get yourself reacquainted with the ground by means of Terminal 3 is high. Walk. Don’t run....
8058 Zürich-Flughafen, Switzerland
This is a very nice gym with a little spa right at the Zurich airport. You have to pass security and passport control. But it is a short walk. Just follow the signs to the Radison Blu. Costs $40 for two hours for workout, steam, sauna and shower....
95700 Roissy-en-France, France
We were in a bit of a hurry. And very tired. My fiance and I had just arrived from Chicago via an overnight flight, and were hustling our way out of the international terminal. We weren't late for anything per say, just really excited to commence...
Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße 7a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Hangar-7 in Salzburg is a place you have to see if you love airplanes, cars, art, food, and/or architecture. It is located right at the Salzburg airport. The Red Bull co-founder and CEO is the founder of this amazing place. It's not only the...
8500 Peña Blvd, Denver, CO 80249, USA
While traveling through A Gates at the Denver Airport, you may have been curious about the colorful patterns of the tiles below your feet. Stand directly on them and you cannot see it's true form but take a quick minute to traverse upstairs and...
999 หมู่ 1 Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Phli, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
One of my favorite airports in the world is Suvarnabhumi - It may take an hour to say its name but it is truly an incredible place. It is clean, efficient and comfortable and is a frequent midpoint to many a travelers' routes. Suvarnabhumi...
95700 Roissy-en-France, France
CDG can be cramped, hot, crowded and unpleasant. Yet if you have the time to really explore before takeoff, or during a layover, the airport can be a treasure trove of beautiful angles and a feast for the eyes of any fan of modern architecture.
Herengracht 427, 1017 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Exploring Amsterdam aboard a canal boat is an iconic way to see the sights, with myriad tours and cruises plying the 65 miles of waterways that lattice the city. From many spots you can join simple, hour-long cruises with narrators describing...
Oasis, Las Veredas, B.C.S., Mexico
It's a small or sometimes big wish when I travel: please have clean and free restrooms. A little toilet paper is a wonderful plus. Noticeably, in Cabo's new and improved airport terminal the restrooms are large, clean, and well marked. Victims of...
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