Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
MILES FROM DOWNTOWN ST. PAUL: 9
MILES FROM DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS: 10
NUMBER OF TERMINALS: 2
After undergoing an extensive 12-year, $3.2 billion expansion, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport now boasts increased sustainability practices and an award-winning dining and retail program. MSP also was named the second-most efficient airport in North America by the Air Transport Research Society.
Layovers // Have some extra time? Hop aboard the Hiawatha light rail line, which links you to both terminals, the Mall of America and downtown Minneapolis. If you don’t want to leave the airport, interactive touch screens in Terminal 1 will help you locate shops and restaurants or even preview menus.
Going Green // Long a leader in sustainability, MSP’s efforts include everything from implementing a new organic compost-recycling program to optimizing natural light throughout the terminals.
Wine Market // Surdyk’s Flights is a one-stop shop for gifts, gourmet snacks and preflight libations. Recently named the best new airport-dining concept in 2011 by Airports Council International-North America, Surdyk’s Flights serves up breakfast, small plates of meats and cheeses, house-made salads and sandwiches—and 100 wines.