What Are the Benefits of Traveling Midweek?

It feels amazing to go on a well-deserved vacation every once in a while, but what if you can’t spare too many weekends to do that? Life often gets in the way, and you’re left wondering when and how you will eventually travel. One of the options is to take days off during the week. A vast majority of people don’t use all of their PTO during the year — don’t be one of them! There are so many benefits of traveling midweek to the Laurel Highlands, and, in this blog, we’re telling you all about them!

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Discover 3 Fantastic Benefits of Traveling Midweek to the Laurel Highlands

Fewer Crowds at Popular Attractions

One of the biggest perks of traveling midweek rather than on a weekend is the lack of crowds. After all, you’re here to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life, so why bother with endless lines at your favorite attractions? When you visit the Laurel Highlands during the week, you’ll feel a sense of privacy that you rarely get on the weekend. The trails are yours to hike, and the rivers are yours to tame. If you want to visit local museums or historical sites, you can do so without waiting in lines for extended periods of time. 

Less Waiting Time at Restaurants

Similarly, traveling midweek allows you to avoid long wait times at restaurants. You can forget about calling ahead or sitting around for hours for a table. You get to be less restricted in your decision and can try more restaurants in the area. One of our favorites that can get crowded during the weekend is The Kitchen on Main in Ligonier. You’ll love their fresh ingredients and high-end menu, as well as their scrumptious desserts!

More Quiet Time to Relax

We saved the best perk for last. When you travel midweek, you get to relax and still enjoy your weekend! Think about it. Not only can you pamper yourself when everyone else is working back home, but you can also prolong your vacation time with the following weekend without having to take any more time off! Take these weekdays to indulge in soothing spa treatments, pop a nice bottle of Champagne with the one you love, and unplug from your worries. One thing is for sure: You will come out of this vacation refreshed and ready to tackle anything that life throws at you next!

Your Stay at Oak Lodge Starts Here

cabin 16 bathroomNow that you know how fabulous your midweek stay will be, it’s time to make it a reality. Oak Lodge is a gorgeous property nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands. Here, you can breathe in the fresh mountain air, walk by the lake and in the woods, and unwind with a glass of wine by the fire. We offer a selection of beautifully appointed accommodations, where you and your loved ones can relax and forget about the stress of daily life. We even have several vacation packages you can choose from to enhance your stay! Pamper yourself with a deep tissue massage at the spa, for example, or swim in the indoor pool after exploring the outdoors all day. Did we mention the succulent, homemade breakfast we serve each morning? One thing is for sure: You’ll wish your vacation would never end!

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