The 15 Best Airports For A Layover… What They Do For You In #13 Is Insane.
Everyone knows that airport layovers suck. It’s as simple as that. They are boring and sometimes you may have several hours to kill with absolutely nothing to do but stare at the walls or play on your phone.
Several airports around the world have taken measures to make these types of layovers a bit more pleasant for travelers. Some of them have done such a great job that you might want to visit them even if you aren’t getting on a flight. Seriously, the entertainment levels at some of these airports around the world are really that good.
Some of the things you can now find in airports (depending on where you are) are golf courses, IMAX movies, museums, slot machines, live entertainment and rooftop pools. Oh and don’t forget to be on the lookout for a PlayStation gaming area.
I’ll bet that you never thought you would be able to take in a round of golf during a layover right? Or maybe catch the newest release on a giant IMAX screen? Or maybe squeeze in a game or two of Madden 17 or take a cruise around Los Santos on Grand Theft Auto 5 while you wait? Well now it’s all possible if you visit the right airport. But don’t have too much fun and miss your connecting flight!
#1. Changi Airport in Singapore
If you ever get the chance to spend a few hours here you'll quickly see why it's always ranked as one of the top airports in the entire world. First of all, at four stories high it's one of the tallest in the world, but it's also one of the most entertaining.
There is a rooftop pool, a two-story high butterfly garden that comes complete with a working 27-foot waterfall, and a fish spa where you can get a hot stone massage, some ear candling or a fish pedicure.
They also offer a sunflower and orchid garden to enjoy and if your stay is going to be overnight there are several hotels right there in the terminals.
#2. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam is always discussed when talking about popular destinations in the world. The airport alone is a good reason to hope for a layover there.
It hosts a branch of the Riijkmuseum where you can learn about Dutch art, literature and music and the airport also has a 6XD theater. In the theater you can take a film ride that's five minutes long and comes complete with special effects.
There is also a Back to Life oxygen bar. If you're not sure what that is it's a place where you can take in some oxygen that's infused with lavender and eucalyptus. If that doesn't help you relax for your upcoming flight nothing will.
#3. McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
In true Las Vegas form this airport offers you 1,300 slot machines in Terminals 1 and 2. There is nothing like dropping a few hundred bucks during a layover right?
Terminal 1 also hosts the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum where you can see thirty different displays of the aviation history of southern Nevada. The museum also has a play area to keep the kids busy.
#4. Dubai International Airport
If you ever have a lay over here you will be more than entertained. You'll find the biggest duty-free store in the world where you'll have plenty of options in the 58,000 square foot facility.
There is also a G-Force Gym that sounds like a ton of fun. When you get in there you'll find a shower and a swimming pool. You can also grab a massage while you're in there or maybe relax in the fern Zen garden.
#5. San Francisco International Airport
If you ever find yourself needing to kill a few hours on a layover this is the place you want to be. It has a great Aviation Museum, a library and an aquarium.
If you head over to Terminal 2 you'll find the first ever airport yoga room, organic bites and a store that I'm sure you have never seen before. The Freshen Up! store allows you to hop in the shower for a mere $15.
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