Courtesy of Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport

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

No. 9 General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

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Credit a great location, ease of check-in, and a minimum number of delays for making MKE one of the better midwestern airports. You can grab a bratwurst and a brew at a branch of Milwaukee’s beloved Usinger’s and then duck into Renaissance Books, which has new, used, and rare tomes and is arguably the best airport bookstore in the world. That said, the food and design categories lower the facility’s overall score.

America's Best Airports

No. 9 General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI (MKE)

Credit a great location, ease of check-in, and a minimum number of delays for making MKE one of the better midwestern airports. You can grab a bratwurst and a brew at a branch of Milwaukee’s beloved Usinger’s and then duck into Renaissance Books, which has new, used, and rare tomes and is arguably the best airport bookstore in the world. That said, the food and design categories lower the facility’s overall score.

Courtesy of Milwaukee’s Mitchell International Airport

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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