Today I find myself sitting at an airport terminal wine bar enjoying a beet salad and a glass of Riesling and marveling at Philadelphia International Airport. This is a family-friendly and business traveler-friendly airport with lots of dining options and a shuttle that will take passengers between terminals.
I’ve never been to Philadelphia before. The city looked pretty cool from the air. I’m too nervous about missing my connecting flight to San Francisco in a few hours, so I’m spending my layover wandering around, adding some steps to my FitBit, enjoying some lunch, and taking in some of the features of the airport terminals.
At Philadelphia International Airport, you can eat sushi, burritos, burgers and of course, the traditional Philly Cheesesteak sandwich if you’ve got time to wait in front of the busy snack bar/restaurant, Chickie & Pete’s on Concourse B.
In addition to the dining selection, I noticed a few other fun, quirky and unique features at this airport. In no particular order, here are a few of them I though worth sharing.
1. There are places for your dog to poop. Service Animal & Pet Relief Areas are located throughout the concourse. Faux grass and a decorative, canine-inspired fire hydrant await your furry friends’ squatting. Instructions indicate all animals should remain on a leash, pets must be cleaned up after, and oh, this isn’t a play area for children.
2. There are charging stations all over the place. There are cubbies for sitting and charging your devices. There are countertops with outlets for charging, and other spots throughout the concourse for stopping to charge your device. Seriously, I’ve never seen so many free options for charging devices at an airport.
3. There’s a playground on Concourse A for little kids to play. Older children will likely be bored here, but if you’ve got toddlers you want to run ragged prior to your flight, this spot is for you.
4. There’s a garden and book exchange for passengers to enjoy. This spot would be an especially nice place to sit in the winter when the view outside is gloomy and grey. If you forgot to bring a book to read or get stuck on a layover, you can just take a book to read!
Next time I’m in Philly, I hope to have time to leave the airport. In the meantime, I’m totally impressed by what’s here!
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