Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to the most beloved airports in America. See which spots T+L readers voted the best.

Travelers are increasingly gravitating toward destinations and experiences with a strong sense of place. Historically, domestic airports have filled terminals with national chains that appeal to the masses, rather than spotlighting homegrown operations. But that has finally changed in recent years, as many of the hubs our readers love most eschew big brands in favor of regional purveyors and hyper-local cult favorites.

The trend is especially noticeable when it comes to food options. These days, fliers can sample everything from gourmet doughnuts (Angel Food Bakery at No. 3 Minneapolis-St. Paul) and handcrafted ice cream (Amy’s at No. 6 Austin-Bergstrom International) to craft beer (Southbound Taphouse at No. 7 Savannah/Hilton Head International).

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Since 2013, we’ve asked readers to cast their votes for their favorite hubs across the world, rating airports on access, check-in/security, restaurants/bars, shopping, and design.

10. Dallas Love Field

Score: 73.51

9. Palm Beach International Airport

Score: 73.62

8. John Wayne Airport, Orange County, California

Score: 74.32


Read more: https://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/airports-domestic

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