BOS: 5 Things We Love About Boston Logan International Airport

Our “5 Things We Love About …” series highlights some of the great features and amenities at airports around the country and the world.

Today we land at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

Keep in mind that some of amenities may be currently unavailable due to health concerns. We’re confident they’ll be back.

If we missed something you love about Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), please leave a note in the comments section below.

And if you have a suggestion for the next airport to be featured in our “5 Things We Love About…” series, we want to know!

BOS: 5 Things We Love About Boston Logan International Airport

“Flybe” by Jacob Kulin

1. Art at Boston Logan Int’l Airport

The public art program at BOS features both permanent pieces and temporary exhibitions and includes the Sports Wall, which celebrates sports championships and the Boston “T” Party exhibit, which invites travelers to take selfies and, of course, share them.

2. Rocking Chairs at BOS

Like many other airports now, Boston Logan International Airport has rocking chairs scattered about. Here, some of the rocking chairs are plain white while others are painted by artists.

Boston Logan Rocker

3. Shopping at Boston Logan Int’l Airport

Stuffed lobster at Boston Tops shop at Logan Airport

We love shopping for souvenirs at Boston Logan International Airport.

In addition to all the fun Boston-centric and lobster-themed gifts available, it is also possible to pick up live lobsters to-go at Legal Sea Foods. (Although this is one of the amenities temporarily unavailable due to COVID concerns.)

4. Family Friendly amenities at BOS

BOS has nursing pods in each terminal and Kidport play spaces in several terminals.

If your kids (or you) can’t sit still in a restaurant or can’t agree on what kind of food to eat, Boston Logan is one of the airports where you can have AtYourGate deliver food to you from eateries across all terminals.

5. The 9/11 Memorial at BOS

The Logan Airport 9/11 Memorial at Boston Logan International Airport honors the passengers and crews of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175. These two planes departed Logan Airport for Los Angeles on September 11, 2001 and were hijacked by terrorists who flew them into the World Trade Towers in New York.

The memorial was dedicated on September 9, 2008 and is 20-by-20-foot glass cube that glows with a soft light at night. Inside the cube are two glass panels etched with the names of the people who were on each flight.

The memorial is in a small, park-like area between Terminal A and the Hilton Boston Logan Airport and is open 24 hours.

Souvenir Sunday: Lobstermania at Halifax Int’l Airport

It’s Souvenir Sunday, a day to celebrate some of the fun, local and, hopefully, inexpensive souvenirs you can pick up when you’re stuck at the airport.

This week’s souvenirs come to us from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) in Nova Scotia.

Halifax Lobsters

At this busy Canadian airport, Clearwater Seafoods offers a wide variety of live and cooked lobsters for travelers to take home with them, along with Nova Scotia scallops and smoked salmon.

According to shop manager Michelle Porter, during the busiest parts of the tourist season (spring, summer and fall), hundreds of pounds of fresh lobster are delivered to the airport daily and the shop packs them up for passengers to take with them as carry-on luggage.

Halifax lobster prices

“We do recommend passengers carry their lobsters with them. Our Lobster can be checked if you’d prefer but we cannot guarantee that they will make it to their destination,” said Porter.

For travelers who would rather not travel with live or cooked lobsters, Clearwater Seafoods also sells lobster gummy candy and these adorable stuffed lobsters, which come in sizes large ($10.99) and small ($7.99).

halifax lobster stuffed toy

Do you poke around the shops when you’re stuck at the airport? If you find something that’s fun, inexpensive and “of” the city or region, please snap a photo, take some notes and them along. If your souvenir is featured on StuckatTheAirport.com, I’ll send you a travel-related souvenir.