Everyone knows that the holiday starts with a Bloody Mary at the airport. Once you’ve got through check in and security, you can sit back and relax while you wait for your flight.
Of course, there are some airports that are better than others. There are even some that are so good, hearing the news that your flight is delayed might be a bonus.
If you’re looking to upgrade your layover experience, then check out these five fantastic airports you must visit!
Singapore’s Changi Airport
If you’re after style, then Singapore’s Changi Airport is one of the best airports in the world for you to visit.
To make the most of your visit, don’t leave your swimsuit in your checked baggage. Instead, pop it in your hand luggage so you can enjoy the fantastic rooftop pool. And, if swimming isn’t for you, lounge around the pool bar and enjoy a relaxing drink as you watch the planes come and go.
Marrakesh’s Manra Airport
Morocco is one of North Africa’s most popular tourist destinations, and Marrakesh’s Manra Airport has been constructed as a beautiful reflection of the country.
The stunning architecture is a must see, and you’ll be eager to spend a little bit more time admiring these designs.
London’s Heathrow Airport
Heathrow is one of Europe’s busiest airports, serving 90 different countries.
But don’t let the bustle put you off. Enjoy the exclusive shopping opportunities, luxury lounges, and incredible art installations.
As well as its permanent fixtures, Heathrow also displays a number of stunning temporary exhibitions – amongst them, a creation by Mead Construction (with the help of Ormiston Wire) with an important purpose, raising awareness for neuro-developmental disorders. The art installation consists of 300 brightly coloured umbrellas from the ceiling of terminal 5 and though it was only displayed for a month, it is a fantastic example of the creativity visitors to Heathrow can enjoy on their visits.
Seoul’s Incheon Airport
Research has shown the benefits of plant life on the reduction of stress, so an airport is the perfect place for an indoor garden. Seoul’s Incheon Airport have gone all out with their beautiful green house. Relax among the foliage while you wait for your flight.
However, if hay fever leaves you harried, there’s still plenty for you to enjoy with numerous performances that showcase South Korea’s unique and vibrant culture and fashion. So even if you’re only at Incheon for a layover, you’ll still get to learn a little about South Korea while you wait to travel on to your destination.
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport
While some airports install art installations, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has gone all out with an art gallery!
An extension of the Rijksmuseum, this art gallery has a selection of some of the best paintings from Dutch masters on rotation from the main museum located in the heart of Amsterdam.
Do you have a favourite airport? Tell us why you love it in the comments below!
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