No matter which airport you’re in around the world, there are a few bits of knowledge that you like to go in armed with so you can have a better feeling of the environment in which you’ll be spending time waiting. Here are some of the most important pieces of info that can come in handy when you find yourself killing some time at JFK Airport.
Whether in an airport, out sightseeing, or trying the hottest local restaurants and bars, Wi-Fi connectivity can be a pivotal part of your day-to-day when you’re travelling overseas. Luckily for you, it’s easy to connect to the Wi-Fi in JFK Airport. Just choose the Boingo Hotspot network, open your browser, and select Get Online Now. You’ll get free Wi-Fi access to contact family and friends, surf the web to learn more about your upcoming itinerary, browse social media, or whatever else you need.
Eating and Drinking in JFK Airport
The amazing burgers are more than worth the wait at the iconic Shake Shack
Whether it’s a quick snack to keep you going or someplace to sit down and relax for a bit with a nice meal and glass of wine or pint of suds, JFK Airport’s restaurants, cafes, and convenience stores can give you what you need. Each of the six terminals has plenty to choose from both before security screening and after you pass through the detectors, so you won’t be stuck without options no matter where you are.
Terminal 1 is known for having the biggest food court, so if you’re facing a long wait it might be a good idea to post up there to take full advantage of all of its options.
Much like its west coast counterpart In-N-Out Burger, Shake Shack is an east coast mainstay serving up cult favourite burgers, fries, and other fast food delicacies. You and your travelling party can get a taste of the good stuff without leaving the halls of JFK, with Terminal 4 the place to be. The genius behind Shake Shack, Danny Meyer, also has placed a Blue Smoke in the terminal for those hankering for some American BBQ action.
For those looking for a drink to commemorate amazing holiday memories, the BRKLYN Beer Garden in Terminal 2 has more than 20 beers on tap for you to choose from. You can also find a range of top-shelf spirits if you’re looking for something a bit stiffer, and the food from chef Laurent Tourondel puts this spot a step above most standard airport fare.
For a tasty glass of your favourite beverage and a great meal, pull up a chair at BRKLYN Beer Garden
Source: JFK Airport
Shopping at JFK Airport
Much like the food and drink options, each of the six terminals at the airport is going to have at least a spot or two in which you can drop a bit of cash. But, if shopping is your preferred way to spend time while waiting to board your flight, your best option might be the range of shops found in Terminal 5. The highlight for many is Muji to Go, the beloved Japanese store that houses all sorts of goodies, from office supplies and computer cases to clothing and other pieces.
For those looking for something a bit more upscale with which to celebrate holidays, there’s a Hermés location in Terminal 1 full of the elegant, ornate pieces the high-end shop has become known for around the world.
Terminal 2 is a bit sparse in terms of good shopping options, while Terminal 7 features a range of popular clothing and accessory retailers that puts some standalone retail centres to shame.