15. Seattle-Tacoma International
SEA-TAC is a fun airport to say aloud. It is also one of the only airports that seems to have a theme, and that theme is “You’re not in an airport, you’re actually in a mildly chill ski town”. So enjoy the Mountain Room Bar or, perhaps, Alaska Lodge or Bigfoot Food and Spirits. Or if you prefer to go off-theme, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, the Seattle Taproom, and Dungeness Bay Seafood House will do just fine.
14. LaGuardia Airport
Once this multi-billion dollar remodel goes through, LaGuardia is destined to be the Pippa Middleton of New York airports (hotter, but less famous?), but, until then, it still has some decently underrated moves, like a Five Guys, Todd English’s Figs, Bowery Bay Tavern, and Six Blocks Bakery, which slings baked goods from Balthazar.
13. Austin-Bergstrom International
Twenty-three times a week, there are live music acts playing in the Austin airport. Let me repeat that: more than three times a day, you can see free, live music at Ray Benson’s Roadhouse, Earl Campbell’s Sports Bar, or Annie’s Cafe & Bar while waiting for your flight. And that’s on top of getting to eat BBQ (or tacos!) at Salt Lick, Tex-Mex at Maudies, and ice cream at Amy’s. Now if they just added a few more options (and maybe a Moosellaneous), they’d be sitting in the top spot.