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4 Ways To Make The Most Of An Airport Layover

So, you scored a great deal on a flight, but in exchange for a cheap ticket you're now stuck with a long airport layover. While many people dread spending extra time at the airport, you can actually make the most of this time and turn it into a fun adventure. Here are four ways to make the most of a long airport layover:

Rent an Airport Car

If your layover is at least a few hours, why not leave the airport all together and go out and explore? Rent a comfortable airport car to take you away from the airport to the center of town.

Depending on which city you are in, you may be able to have a memorable meal at a great restaurant, walk along a scenic waterfront, people watch at a park, or even check out a museum or other site.

Your airport car will get you back in time for your next flight, and you'll feel exhilarated from your mini adventure.

Get a Workout In

More and more airports are now offering gym and shower facilities. Some even offer quiet rooms meant for yoga and meditation. Check to see if your airport is listed on this site dedicated to airport gyms, and if it is be sure to pack workout clothes, running shoes, and shower toiletries in your carry-on.

Get a Room

Some hotels now offer short-stay rooms you can rent by the hour. These small rooms offer privacy and quiet so you can take a nap, grab a shower, watch a little TV, or get some work done on your laptop. If your layover airport doesn't offer rooms for rent on-site, look for an airport hotel in the immediate vicinity that allows you to rent a room for a half day or less at a prorated rate.

Listen to an Audio Book

Airports aren't always the best place to read a book, since the never-ending loudspeaker announcements and general hustle and bustle can be way too noisy and distracting. One great solution is to download an audio book before your trip and listen to it with headphones. If you opt for something suspenseful or fast-paced your layover will fly by while you get caught up in the story. Luckily, you can keep listening once you're up in the air.

By following these tips, before you know it your long layover will be over. You may even find yourself wishing it was a little longer.