Just like how each and every destination differs from the other, each airport will also always be different from another. The same as wandering through a new city, having to navigate through a new airport could be quite a challenge. You would probably feel hungry and would look for your favorite food house such as Ivar’s chowder or SeaTac for mac cheese but don’t have an idea where to find it. Or you would probably look for a yoga sports house like the SFO’s over at Terminal 2 while waiting for your next flight.
If you are among people like us who just don’t want to sit around in an airport and love to wander around then you’re in for a treat in this article. Today we’ll be your guide through the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).
Going southwest downtown of Philadelphia 7 miles straight will get you to Philadelphia International Airport. The airport is conveniently accessible via Airport line or through a car. Travelers can avail of the car rental agencies that are already lined up on the on-property locations where regular shuttles would be waiting on the baggage claim as passengers arrive. PHL is also a popular hub for American as well as a focus city for the Frontier Airlines. Of course, it is also prides itself as one of the top 20 busiest airport in the U.S. in terms of passengers. It comes with more Terminals than others with 7 terminals in total which all of it are interconnected. Free Wi-Fi is also something to be expected when in this airport.
Eats and Grubs
When it comes to eats and grubs, this Philadelphia airport has a lot to offer. With its much bigger size, it’s got a lot of dining options to offer its customers. Among those restaurants that stand out is the Legal Sea Foods Restaurant located at Terminal B which is an outpost of Boston’s seafood restaurant that features only the freshest seafood which only the finest seafood restos offer. There are also local and Philadelphia-inspired restos like Chickie’s and Pete’s which have branches located on Terminals A,C,D and E. among the food varieties to enjoy from these restaurants are the crab and fries and the Philly inspired cheesesteak. Among the other local restaurants also include Aldo Lamberty Trattoria at Terminal C and Lebus at Terminal A and F which is a popular Philadelphia bakery. You can also go with the regular snacks such as burgers, sandwiches and fries over at Smashburger at terminal F, Philly Steak and Gyro at Terminal C, Cantina Laredo at Terminal E and Sky Asian Bistro at Terminal C if you crave for Asian food.
When it comes to drinks and beverages, the best Terminals to be at is on in the airport is on Terminal A, B, B or C connector and D or E connector. This is because each of these terminals have a Vino Volo branch that provides the finest wines that comes from all over the world. The best thing about this bar is that you can actually order your drink even while at flight. If you’re looking for a good cold beer then you can also visit the Local Tavern which provides a good selection of draft beers with beer flavors that are loved by both locals and guests. If you’re looking to hop between bars then you can also do so with the long line of bars lined up like the Jack Duggan’s Pub which is located at Terminal A, Re:Vive at Terminal F, Jet Rock Bar and Grill over at Terminal B and even Chickie’s and Pete’s at Terminal F.
You could also relax for a bit while waiting for your flight over at XpresSpa which is probably the best place to hang around in terms of relaxation within an airport. You can also find a range of other spa services at Minute Suites that are located over at Terminal A which also providers travelers with workstations as well as suites. All rooms come with linens, daybeds and an HDTV for viewing enjoyment.
You can still enjoy and relax even with kids as the airport also provides a children’s playground over at Terminal A along with puzzles and games that are available on its website. When it comes to airports for art, nothing tops PHL because it comes with visual arts program which even dates back to the late 1990s.
PHL is also a hub for American and thus provides its clients with a wide array of Admiral Club lounges which can be found over at Terminals A, B/C Connector and another at Terminal F. domestic lounges can be conveniently located at Terminals C and Delta within Terminal D. Terminal A also has a British Airways lounge however you’ll need to be in business class or first class in order to get in. Also, if you want to know more about the info and whereabouts of these PHL’s airport lounges as well as parking spaces then you can simply visit the LoungeBuddy feature within the Triplt app.