USA October 19, 2017
These 7 Amazing Airports In The U.S. Will Make You Want A Longer Layover
No one likes a long layover, but these amazing spots may have you longing for a flight delay. From shopping paradises to airports that double as works of art, here are some of the most spectacular airports in America that will have you wishing for a longer layover.
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1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
This airport is basically an art museum with planes. Since the late 70s, the airport has been accumulating incredible sculptures, murals and permanent artistic installations that make it a stand-out spot to spend a few hours. Travelers can wonder at the massive chandelier in the transition hall that sparkles with thousands of hand-cut crystals, ponder 20 stone sculptures between Concourse A and T-Gates, and stroll beneath the enchanting Rainforest Walkway Wonderland. There are also world-class restaurants to enjoy and periodic live music shows.
2. Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport is without a doubt one of the most striking airports in the world. It's stunning peaked roof is meant to recall the snowy peaks surrounding Denver. The interior is equally breathtaking – natural light streams through the airport and illuminates countless art installations. The airport also features an enclosed glass pedestrian bridge that is the longest single-span bridge in America. Travelers can admire prime views of the Rocky Mountains and the runways from this gorgeous spot.
3. Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
This small airport has been named one of the "happiest" airports in the country, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a cozy and appealing spot to spend a long layover. The airport has its own town square that feels utterly unlike something you’d expect to find in an international transit hub. Travelers should also make time to sample the crab cakes at Phillips Seafood.
4. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
What happens in McCarran stays in McCarran. This Vegas airport features a slew of incredible shops, dining options and slot machines as far as the eye can see. There's even a free art museum, an cool aviation museum and designated walking paths to keep you active during your layover. Plus, you can take advantage of impressively speedy free WiFi.
5. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
This airport is perfect for long layovers. It features two yoga studios, leather armchairs for weary travelers to sink into, and the opportunity to rent hourly nap space at Minute Suites. Head to the Founder’s Plaza to check out the six-acre observation area complete with telescopes and picnic spaces.
6. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport offers plenty of ways to enjoy your stay. Walk the 1.5-mile path around the airport to get kickstart your circulation before your the next leg of your journey, visit the airport’s hair stylist to freshen up your look or spend an hour or two in Lucky Lindy’s Video Arcade in Concourse F.
7. Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport is a great place for a mid-journey shopping spree. They have a "street pricing" policy that guarantees travelers won’t experience sticker shock just because they’re captive customers. There are over 100 shops and restaurants to check out, so make sure to save some cash for your final destination.
You won’t regret spending your layover at any of these incredible U.S. airports. For more stunning spots across the country, click here.