What to Do During a PHL Layover

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Travel isn’t always perfect – especially when it comes to flying. Sometimes you may arrive at the airport only to find your flight has been delayed. Other times, you may discover your connecting flight has been canceled. And sometimes, the cheapest flight is one that comes with a long layover time. No matter what your situation, if you find yourself with time to kill at PHL, our PHL parking company has some suggestions for things to do.

Lego Liberty Bell

If you don’t have the time to go see the actual Liberty Bell at the Liberty Bell Center, check out the one in Terminal A-West. Not only is it a replica complete with the iconic crack, but it’s built with LEGOs (1,776 LEGOs, they say). The area serves as a perfect selfie spot for those with a layover.

Reading Area

Reading is a great way to pass the time, and if you don’t have a book, PHL has you covered. Head down to Terminal A-East where there’s a reading area that’s accompanied by a small book exchange. You can relax, borrow a book, and get lost in a story while you wait.

Restaurants & iPads

If you’re hungry, the recently redesigned Terminal B offers a variety of delicious bites to eat. With places like Boule Cafe, Love Grille, BabaBar, Independence Prime, and more, you can find everything from lunch to dinner to snacks. And with the installation of 1,000 iPads, you can play games, browse the internet, and even use them to place your order.

Terminal Walk

Each of the terminals at PHL (A-East, A-West, B, C, D, E, and F) are all connected and can be accessed by foot. This means you can spend some time strolling through each terminal to discover what they have to offer. On the other hand, if you could use some exercise, don’t be afraid to pick up the speed and burn some calories.

Art Exhibits

PHL’s Art Exhibition Program is an award-winning visual arts initiative that features rotating art exhibits throughout the airport. Since 1998, passengers can enjoy a variety of artwork by local and national artists. Simply head to each of the terminals to see paintings, photographs, historical artifacts, sculptures, and more. For a list of the current art exhibits, click here.


Love to shop? Shopping is a great way to kill time during a layover. While you’ll find shops in each of the airport’s seven terminals, the most popular section is the area between Terminal B and Terminal C (also called the B/C Connector). This area features a wide, light-filled avenue with brand names like Swarovski, Sunglass Hut, L’Occitane, Tumi, and more.

Kid Activities

Are you flying with children? At our PHL parking company, we know long layovers can be tough for kids. Luckily, the airport has play area in Terminal A-East that features a jumbo jet, a control tower, and a tug. In addition, PHL offers printable games and puzzles on their website that you can print out and bring with you. (Find them here.)

What do you like to do during your layover? Let our PHL parking company know in the comments!

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