(Photo: Palm Springs International Airport)
Palm Springs, California
Imagine waiting for your flight while sitting outside under the palms as you relax with a glass of wine. No, it's not a fantasy from bygone days: You can do just that at Palm Springs International Airport, where you'll find a courtyard featuring patio seating, a wine bar, and a Starbucks, as well as play spaces for both kids and pets. Plus, free wireless Internet access is available throughout the airport for those wanting to get connected. You'll also find an award-winning PGA Tour Shop (this is Palm Springs, after all), a smoothie bar, and artwork by glass artist Dale Chihuly. The small size and open-air layout create an overall relaxed environment, with minimal hassles.