Even on domestic jaunts, flight layovers are often inevitable. But several hours of living in limbo between where you started and where you’re going is tediously boring, and at the same time, anxiety-inducing. (Because, after all that waiting, you don’t want to miss your connecting flight!)
If your layover is long or your connection is delayed, the blog Lawn Love suggests it’s sometimes invigorating to explore the city that lies outside the terminal window.
They looked at 56 of the country’s largest cities – their ease of navigation, number of fun attractions, restaurants and walking paths – and crossed that information with their airports’ rates of delayed and canceled flights, as well as how far the airport is from the city center.
The result is a ranking of the best and worst cities to venture out in if your flight doesn’t leave for at least a few hours.
If you would like to make the most of your next layover, consider booking through these cities:
- Portland, Oregon
- Boise, Idaho
- Anchorage, Alaska
- New York, New York
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Miami, Florida
- Los Angeles, California
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Sacramento, California
- San Antonio, Texas