Long layovers can be a real drag, but they certainly don't need to ruin the trip. Venturing out of the airport can add leaps and bounds of enjoyment to your travels, and it's pretty easy to keep the cost down on your hiatus from the terminal.
Though likely unbeknownst to the average Joe Schmoe connecting through on a trip, airlines sometimes come to the rescue of layover-weary passengers with free hotel accommodation when it's something like a brutally long, 10-hour wait until the next flight.
In my adopted hometown of Washington, DC, we are blessed with three major airports, in addition to lots of prominent figures and entertaining scandals from which to derive fodder for alternate airport names.
Wether you've encountered a travel setback or you have some time to kill before your flight, this list of airports with awesome amenities will help keep you occupied in transit. After reading this roundup, you'll be begging for a longer layover.