Airports are often an after-thought; a place to waste time while you wait for your plane to arrive. But, what if your airport was so nice that it almost seemed like a mini-vacation? It may not get rid of your frustration the next time your plane is delayed, but it may make your wait a little less painful. While some make the list because of added luxuries, others make it because of their unique locations or thrilling landings. Here’s a list of ten airports that are guaranteed to thrill.
1. Singapore Changi Airport
The airport has everything a traveler could desire — from a synthetic ice skating rink to a historical museum. According to the Washington Post, Singapore Changi Airport received the world’s best airport award, as well as an award for being the best airport in Asia and best airport for leisure amenities. The airport has more than 100 international airlines flying to 220 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. “Besides the ice-skating rink, Changi also has wellness centers, more than 300 retail outlets, and a butterfly garden,” the Washington Post writes.