Planning a trip can be nerve-racking, from dealing with customer service and traffic to rolling with the punches with layovers, cancelations and much more.
Of course, everyone wants to use a good airport, but what makes up a “good airport?” Maybe you want an airport that has a lot to offer but is easy to navigate, or maybe you want an airport with a nice view and good amenities.
Let’s travel through which airports have been labeled as the best airports here in America and explore their various amenities and shining qualities.
5 Best Airports in America
- Denver International Airport
Starting our journey as the #1 international airport in America is the Denver International Airport. A beautiful mountain view isn’t all you’re going to get here, DIA has well over 20 restaurants and bars to choose from inside as well. You can also count on your flight arriving on time and you won't have to worry about your phone dying, as all gates are equipped with charging outlets/towers. If that isn’t enough, DIA has even built their very own ice skating rink right at the airport! Denver's goal is to make its international airport a destination and not just a place to board a plane, and it does quite a good job of that!View this post on Instagram
- Portland International Airport
It should be no surprise that Portland International Airport made the top of the list. A few things that PIA really pride themselves on is their incredible customer service, excellent choices of entertainment, and a wide selection of food. At PIA they scored over 85% for their on-time performance, ensuring that your flight will be here within 15 minutes of the scheduled time. If you catch a layover or you are waiting for a connecting flight, Portland has everything from a spa and a barbershop to a mini-movie theatre. You won't just be sitting around and waiting at this airport, you’ll have a lot to do while you prepare for your flight!View this post on Instagram
- Tampa International Airport
If you are wanting an airport that thrives on cleanliness, cutting edge customer service, and also places an importance on supporting local businesses then Tampa International is the airport for you! It is conveniently located just 15 minutes from downtown, with the extra convenience of having a rental car lot directly outside of the main terminal. If you’re wanting a nice mani or pedi, TIA even offers that too! Talk about an easy trip!View this post on Instagram
- Indianapolis International Airport
Indianapolis International Airport stands out as one of the best airports in America, travelers consistently claiming to have an overall better trip experience when flying through here. Last year IIA served over 9.4 million passengers, that's a new record! If you are traveling with kids you are going to love it here, as they have a children's play area for the kiddos. They even have art displays throughout the airport from local artists! As far as food goes, your choices are seemingly endless, ensuring you are well-fed and happy during your visit!View this post on Instagram
- San Diego International Airport
If you are in a hurry or are looking for a fast flight option, then look no further than the San Diego International Airport. San Diego scored 4th place internationally for the fastest security check-in time, timeliness being a big choosing factor for most travelers. Other factors that have made San Diego one of the top 5 are the number of bars and restaurants available to passengers as well as free wifi throughout the entire airport.
Hungry but you don't want to leave your gate and wander around after you finally found where you're supposed to be? Now you don't have to! San Diego now has an “at the gate service” so you can enjoy everything from Chinese food to chocolate treats delivered right to your gate!View this post on Instagram