Airport Towns Not Widely Visited
Ever flown into a city and wondered if there was anything to do at the airport? Most just head into the city from the airport. But, there are some cities/towns that offer quite a lot. Let’s take a look at four of them.
Changi, Singapore (SIN) [Singapore]
This airport sits a little ways from the airport and is accessible by train or bus or shared ride. The town of Changi small, walkable, has a market and even a park. You can also get to the islands of Pulau Ubin from there. Trust me, it’s worth visiting. I’ve stayed at the Crowne Plaza at the airport, but you can find other accommodations outside the airport. This property is very convenient, then you can take a bus into Changi, then a boat to Pulau Ubin. Also, the views of the planes landing from the park in Changi is very cool.
Fiumicino, Italy (FCO) [Rome]
Rome, Italy is a top visited city in the world. There are two airports to access this city, Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), which is the main one. From here you can take a train or bus , shared ride or taxi into the city.
But the city in which the airport is located, Fiumicino is a remarkable city that always gets overlooked unless someone has an early morning flight or possibly gets bumped.
I stayed at the Best Western when I visited the city.
Narita, Japan (NRT) [Tokyo]
You’ve perhaps been to Tokyo many times and flown into Tokyo-Narita airport. But then you jump on the Friendly Limousine or the train, bypassing the city of Narita and head into Tokyo.
Well, you’re missing out as Narita has a lot to offer including one of the largest temple in Japan.
Check out the Tours in Narita, Japan
Roissy-en-France, France (CDG) [Paris]
Most everyone who visits Paris, flies into this airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). But most of them just get on the RER B, the airport bus into the city, taxi or shared ride and head for Paris city center. Forsaking the town of Roissy-en-France, which by the way is totally worth it without the hustle and bustle of Paris.
Can you think of any others? Leave a comment below.