Airport hopping and frequent flying can be arduous and exhausting with long wait times, overpriced mediochre food and uncomfortable seating. Some airports however are stepping it up, offering first class restaurants, spa treatments and even, museums to tired travelers.
At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport the Rijksmuseum art gallery has its annex there featuring myriad old master paintings for art lovers in transit and at Korea's Incheon Airport in its capital city, Seoul, you can visit the Korean Cultural Museum to learn more about Korea's history and culture.
For those that need a rejuvenating break at the airport, San Francisco International Airport's yoga room in Terminal 2 comes handy with yoga mats to borrow. At Hong Kong's International Airport travelers can even enjoy a game of golf at the Hong Kong Sky City Nine Eagles Golf Course.
For high rollers flying business or first class with Qatar Airways through Doha, there is a Premium Terminal that has everything you need for a relaxing day. Nice restaurants, video game rooms, a spa that includes a Jacuzzi and even a bedroom for a nap keeps travelers well rested for their next flight.
For foodies, some airports are bringing world-class cuisine with new restaurant options. At London's Heathrow Airport, those in transit can enjoy a bite at Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food. At Geneva International Airport in Switzerland menu items like truffle-infused scallops or on the menu at the restaurant Altitude and Rick Bayles boasts his famous Mexican fare at Chicago O'Hare.
At Munich Airport in German, travelers can enjoy a meal at Airbrau, a Bavarian style tavern that is complete with an outdoor beer garden and on-site brewery.
For overall airport experiences, Singapore Changi Airport is one of the best in the biz. It includes a 4D Cinema, Balinese-style swimming pool, various spas, a nature trail and five themed gardens one that includes over 1000 butterflies.
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