Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is not only an easy to navigate and recently modernized airport that’s just 10 minutes from downtown Birmingham, it also smells enticingly of barbecue from before sunrise to long after sunset (thanks to a beloved local barbecue restaurant just on the departures side of security) … Thanks to its $201.6 million modernization in 2014, the Birmingham airport features amenities that include dependable (and free) Wi-Fi, play spaces for children, private nursing and meditation rooms, and several striking pieces of public art including a long wall mural of native plants and a moving photographic tribute to deceased civil rights pioneer Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth (for whom the airport was named in 2008).