Flip your Trip: 5 Smart Reasons to Book That Mid-week Vacation

For your next getaway, flip your schedule upside down and travel midweek instead of on the popular weekend. While everyone else is working for the weekend, you’ll avoid the weekend warrior crowds, discover special offers and benefit from a slower, more casual vibe. We’ve rounded up five good reasons why extending your stay or visiting Downtown Napa is smarter during the middle of the week. 

1. Score Lodging Perks 

TGIM! Many hotels offer discounted rates and specials or free perks on Mondays through Thursdays. In Downtown Napa, The Meritage Resort is offering a Mustard Season offer from January 1 through March, 31 2023. Stay Golden and treat yourself to a Napa escape, get treated to a $100 resort credit, a welcome bottle of wine, and a surprising mustard-themed culinary treat. PLUS, stay longer and save up to 30%.

Love is in the air along the riverfront at The River Terrace Inn. Come celebrate some special time with your sweetie with the Love, Napa package which includes a $50 hotel credit and a complimentary bottle of wine.

The Archer Hotel in the heart of downtown, offers a Play Hooky special where you can save on midweek stays through March 31, 2023. Book your 2+ night stay to save 15% with promo code PLAY15.

One extra tip — for most Downtown Napa lodging, getting an upgraded room during the week is a lot easier than the weekend. 


2. Make it a #TravelTuesday 

As you’d expect, Friday and Sunday are the days with the highest cost and lowest number of seats. According to recent data, it’s cheaper to fly on Tuesday and Wednesday than other days so you can save some travel cash from the start of your planning.  

And with Downtown Napa’s proximity to SFO (San Francisco Airport) and SMF (Sacramento Airport) for easy access, you may want to replace your “Taco Tuesday” with “Travel Tuesday.” 

(Archer Hotel Napa)

3. Savor Some Quiet Time.  

Without the weekend crowd in town, you’ll have a little extra time to sip your wine, savor your alone time and score a desirable table.  

It doesn’t get much better than mid-week pool time at places such as the Archer Hotel unless you’re in the mood for savoring the views and some wine on the Napa Valley Wine Train. The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most distinctive Napa restaurants, with fine dining service, multiple course meals and ultimate quiet time relaxation aboard exquisitely restored vintage rail cars.  

(JaM Cellars)

4. Weeknights are the Fun Nights.

Let’s just say it now —Friday and Saturday nights are for amateurs. Some of the real fun happens on unexpected nights with mid-week live music in Downtown at hot spots such as JaM Cellars and Sky & Vine.

From dueling pianos to theatre and touring artists, there is something for everyone in Downtown Napa. And you can find it all at our handy calendar of events

(Be Bubbly)

5. Smarter Days. Happier Hours. 

You may have heard this before, but there are no happy hours on Saturday. No worry, Downtown Napa boasts a number of celebrated weeknight happy hour specials that will keep the happy in your wallet.  

We invite you to plan your itinerary, book a fab room and join us soon for a smart getaway with all the perks and none of the crowds. Plus, with mid-week travel, you’ll be able to return on the weekend, which can be an extra perk as well. 


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