John Fleck

Find out which airports are the best in the nation, according to Travel + Leisure readers.

No. 5 Indianapolis Airport (IND)

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The top-ranked airport in the Midwest, Indianapolis scores our No. 1 slot for its design, by HOK. The airport's soaring roof and walls of glass, completed in 2008, make you feel as if you're already flying when you arrive. Travelers should also appreciate the free Wi-Fi, ample charging stations, and rental cars that are within easy walking distance from the terminal.

America's Best Airports

No. 5 Indianapolis Airport (IND)

The top-ranked airport in the Midwest, Indianapolis scores our No. 1 slot for its design, by HOK. The airport's soaring roof and walls of glass, completed in 2008, make you feel as if you're already flying when you arrive. Travelers should also appreciate the free Wi-Fi, ample charging stations, and rental cars that are within easy walking distance from the terminal.

John Fleck

America's Best Airports

Portland, OR, has a reputation for hipsters, but its airport makes a positive impression on all kinds of travelers thanks to quality food and shopping options and the likelihood of an on-time departure. So, if your next itinerary includes PDX—rated the nation’s No. 1 airport—consider yourself lucky.

That’s the takeaway from the results of the World’s Best Awards reader survey. For this online slideshow, Travel + Leisure editors tallied votes for a range of 67 major and regional airports in six categories: flight delays; design; food and drink; shopping; check-in; and location. The online list is broader than the coverage in Travel + Leisure magazine's November issue, which emphasized big-city airports.

Related: Best and Worst Airlines for Flight Delays

If the slideshow results point to a trend, it’s that travelers appreciate smaller airports like Tampa International and Rhode Island’s T. F. Green Airport for the smooth check-in process and efficient layout. Some actually heading to Boston, an hour away, will opt to arrive at easy-breezy T. F. Green rather than congested Logan Airport.

Read on for more great U.S. airports that are taking the hassle out of flying.

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