LINTHICUM, Md. – Officials at Baltimore's principal airport are beaming about high marks for the airport in Health Magazine.
The publication ranks BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport the nation's second-healthiest airport, behind Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean says the magazine article is recognition of efforts by BWI to give travelers a positive experience. The article highlighted the soothing music and lighting at the airport's new security checkpoint, the airport's Destination Relaxation Spa and the hiking and biking trail that surrounds the airport.
But it was Phoenix's airport that really made an impression on the judges. The building has two pet parks and recently added adult changing stations in bathrooms after a family with a disabled son made the suggestion.
According to the magazine's article, Sky Harbor's bathrooms are "widely known as some of the nation's cleanest."
Sky Harbor also has several low-fat dining options: Take your pick of veggie burgers, vegetable burritos or avocado cucumber sushi.
To develop the rankings, the magazine's editors compared data about the nation's leading airports from government reports, rating agencies and other sources.
Thinking of traveling in the near future? Here are the top 5 healthiest airports, according to Health Magazine:
1. Phoenix Sky Harbor International (Arizona)
2. BWI Thurgood Marshall (Maryland)
3. O'Hare International (Chicago, Illinois)
4. Detroit Metropolitan (Michigan)
5. Denver International (Colorado)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.