Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) is not only one of top twenty busiest airports in the United States, it is also the largest airport in New England. Serving as a major hub for Delta Air Lines and as a focus city for many of the industry’s leading carriers, many passengers, whether traveling for business or pleasure, will find themselves traversing one (or two!) of Logan’s four terminals at one point or another.
Below, find some of our suggestions on how to pass the time during your layover, but if you have more than a few hours – we recommend taking advantage of the airport’s close proximity to the city of Boston and exploring!
Would it really be a visit to New England if you didn’t have some ‘chowdah?’ We recommend a stop at Legal Sea Foods or Dine Boston Café to enjoy some of Boston’s finest clam chowder. Legal Sea Foods is a longtime Boston establishment with locations in Terminals A, B and C that serve up some of the freshest seafood in Boston. There’s plenty of other fantastic food options at the airport, including Boston native Todd English’s Bonfire and Stephanie’s, which serves up sophisticated comfort food.
Take a few minutes to pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial if time allows. The beautiful glass sculpture honors the passengers and crews from flights that left Logan on that fateful day in American history. Landscaped paths lead to a large glass cube with panels etched with the names of every person aboard each flight. From inside, visitors look up at a sky transformed by a prism of reflective panels by day; the cube glows with a soft light by night.
Pamper yourself at Logan with a visit to Kiehl’s or L’Occitane, followed by a visit to Classique Salon in Terminal C or one of four Be Relax locations at the airport – enjoy hair and nail service at the former or a massage and facial treatment at the latter. Boston’s got plenty of variety when it comes to retail, from basics including more than 20 Hudson News locations, to local favorites like Black Dog and Vineyard Vines.
Enjoy a drink before your flight. Visit Boston Beer Works for a pseudo-brewery tour of Boston’s local beers or visit Harpoon’s outpost in Terminal A for a flight of their eclectic brews. If wine is more your style, visit Vino Volo in Terminal A where you can order wine by the flight, glass or bottle. Last, but not least, if it’s not five o’clock somewhere, stop by Stephanie’s, which offers a build-your-own Blood Mary menu, where you can add toppings like bacon, beef or jumbo shrimp to your drink!