Cocoa the mini pony is the newest member of the SFO pet therapy team, called the Wag Brigade.

Cocoa the Therapy Pony, a Secret Movie Theater + More Hidden Gems at SFO

Apparently, SFO is brimming with convivial delights to pass the time.

After a delayed flight or an exceptionally long layover, it's easy to wonder where all the airport amenities are hiding. It only seems reasonable that the good food and best lounges are out there, somewhere. Fortunately San Francisco International Airport (SFO), our major travel hub, has received a series of renovations and expansions to improve the passenger experience and bring in more amenities in recent years; including a new addition to the therapy animal squad, Wag Brigade, Cocoa the pony. This holiday season, in between jetting off to see family and escaping to warmer climates, explore some of SFO's best hidden gems.

Public Art Installations

Hunt down more than 80 pieces of art provided to SFO by the San Francisco Arts Commission with the public art map.

The SFO public art program features a permanent collection of more than 80 pieces to reflect the city's vibrant culture. Enjoy a quiet moment in the post-security walkway connecting Terminals 1 and 2 where you can take in panoramic views of the airfield through Fred Everley's polyester resin discs, creating colorful optical illusions. At the end of the walkway you'll find Jim Melchert's mosaic designed by reassembling broken tiles to create a new pattern, and just beyond is Yayoi Kusama's "High Heels for Going to Heaven," polka dotted in bright red. // Various locations marked on the public art map, flysfo.com

This article was written by Tiffany Mast at TravelBank.