Just like how each and every destination differs from the other, each airport will also always be different from another. The same as wandering through a new city, having to navigate through a new airport could be quite a challenge. You would probably feel hungry and would look for your favorite food house such as Ivar’s chowder or SeaTac for mac cheese but don’t have an idea where to find it. Or you would probably look for a yoga sports house like the SFO’s over at Terminal 2 while waiting for your next flight.
If you are among people like us who just don’t want to sit around in an airport and love to wander around then you’re in for a treat in this article. Today we’ll be your guide through the Orlando International Airport (MCO).
At the downtown of Orlando and 10 miles southeast lies the MCO Airport which belongs to the top 15 busiest airports in the U.S. providing services for other Airports such as Southwest, JetBlue and Frontier. This particular terminal comes with a primary terminal that has been split in two and then composed of 4 airside concourses wherein Airside 1 and 4 sets out to be the primary international concourses. Among those best features in this airport is the Hyatt Regency that is strategically situated within the airport itself. MCO serves its travelers through local busses and typical forms of transportations such as shuttles and taxis however also makes possible the use of SunRail which is the popular commuter system in Orlando. What many do not know is that Orlando is actually the leading provider or rental cars in the world and most of the rental car agencies are stationed in the airport at Terminals A and B. of course Wi-Fi is also available in the airport and is also free of charge. CLEAR lanes are also made free for Orlando airport members.
Eats and Grubs
Food chains will be pretty much most of your dining options in the Orlando International Airport and among them is the Ruby Tuesday along with Wendy’s which are located at the Airside 3 and the Burger king with Outback Steakhouse over at the Airside 4. Of course Airside 3 as well as 1 also has their own dining spots to show such as the Urban Crave along with the many street food stalls that fills customers with burgers, gourmet hotdogs, tacos and other food items. Over at Airside 1 is a great place for Mexican food – the On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina where you can find the finest Mexican food varieties such as burritos, quesadillas and many more. Of course if you’re longing for the local food you can also visit the Airside 3 and dine in ZaZa Cuban Coffee for the best Cuban sandwich along with Manchu Wok, Camden Food Co. and many other dining restos. Over at Airside 2 you will find mostly coffee shops such as Starbucks and market shops like Johnny River’s Grill and Market.
The first place to begin your search for refreshments and drinks over at Orlando International Airport is within Airside 1 with its Le Grand Comptoir which is a French wine bar that boasts 100 wines that come from all corners of the globe along with their wide collection of beers and cocktails. If not, you can also find your best drinks over the food places that are mentioned above such as over the On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina where you can fill yourself with the best margaritas and wines.
The same with other international airports, this airport also comes with an array of permanent as well as temporary art exhibits which can be found on either side of the airport as well as outside the building. In case you want to relax and unwind before and after your flight, you can always do so through the XpresSpa that is located in Airsides 1, 3 and 4 if not the Terminal Gateway Spa that is located in Airside 2. If you’re into shopping then you can always indulge yourself over the shops such as the InMotion Entertainment as well as Sunglass Hut & Life is Good.
Travelers will discover that Orlando International Airport also has lounges such as the United Club along with Delta Sky Club lounge which are located within terminal B. There is also this newest lounge located at Airside 4 which is accessible via a $35 day pass. Also, if you want to know more about the info and whereabouts of these lounges as well as parking spaces within MCO airport then you can simply visit the LoungeBuddy feature within the Triplt app.