Mid-Week Magic Last Updated: September 2021
Looking to get out without the crowds? Mid-week is the perfect time to escape and enjoy all your favorite spots – and enjoy more of them to yourself. In many cases, you'll even find great deals and discounted rates. From refreshing getaways to active adventure and fun for the kids, here’s how to make the most of mid-week offerings in Connecticut.
No matter the season, when planning an escape during the week you’ll find better deals, more availability, and less crowds. It’s truly the perfect time to book a spontaneous getaway to Connecticut’s most popular spots. Below are a few to consider.
At Water’s Edge Resort & Spa, enjoy beachfront views, a pool, on-site restaurants, full-service spa, and other gorgeous amenities that will give you that “now I’m on vacation” feeling, no matter the season. It’s much easier to book a room mid-week, and you’ll even find reduced rates – and enjoy more of the beach to yourself. Enjoy everything the resort has to offer… but with less crowds.
Detox and recharge at Mayflower Inn & Spa with luxe spa treatments, wellness programs, sparkling pools, tennis courts, and elegant country accommodations. Take advantage of special packages offered only on weekdays including the Stay Your Way package, Ultimate Culinary Experience package, and the Relax and Reboot package – the experience will truly be an escape from mid-week stress.
Weather you're going in the summer or booking a wintry seaside escape, weekends at this resort by the sea, book pretty fast, but you can more easily get room during the week and find significantly reduced rates (and the view will be just as spectacular). Enjoy a full-service spa, on-site restaurant, and explore the walkable town of Old Saybrook – all with less crowds.
Stay and play at Foxwoods Resort Casino or Mohegan Sun and enjoy significant hotel discounts when you visit mid-week. In addition to less crowds when gaming, spots like HighFlyer Zipline, SuperCharged Racing, High Rollers Luxury Lanes, and Cyber Quest will be even more fun when you have more space to yourself – and both Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun offer midweek promotions to make the most of your visit.
Fun in Connecticut doesn’t stop once the weekend ends. During the week, find plenty of events, activities and more – plus getting out and about mid-week allows for less crowds and more me-time.
Get up in the trees at these hiking and biking trails with a view – you’ll find less crowds on a weekday afternoon. Want to get out on the water instead? February through October, get out on the water and cruise the Connecticut River aboard RiverQuest’s weekday Sightseeing and Sunset Cruises.
If the weather’s right and you play at Connecticut golf courses during the week, you’ll enjoy more of the green to yourself. Spend the day at these courses or find discounted weekday rates at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury, or Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield.
At night, find all sorts of spectacular mid-week shows. At The Bushnell in Hartford, you’ll find less expensive tickets to Broadway tours when you see a weeknight show, meanwhile musical favorites such as Anastasia are coming to Waterbury’s Palace Theater mid-week. For more music-centered outings, enjoy a weeknight live shows at venues such as The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Toad’s Place, Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Ridgefield Playhouse and many other live music venues.
Looking for a little challenge and a lot of laughs? Try weeknight bar trivia around the state – be sure to check each week for new locations.
Below are more ideas for mid-week outings — you may even find less crowds during the week.
Mid-Week Family Memories
It’s not hard to find mid-week family fun in Connecticut! Spend a weekday with less crowds at farms and orchards such as Flamig Farm in Simsbury, Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Rose’s Berry Farm in South Glastonbury, or these other great spots to pick your own produce, flowers, Christmas trees and more, depending on the season. If the weather’s right, beaches, and kid-friendly parks are all less crowded during the week and make for a great trip with the kids.
If you’re staying indoors, challenge the whole family with fun at Mystified Escape Rooms, offering $5 off with code MIDWEEKMAGIC on weekdays. You’ll also find slightly cheaper tickets on weekdays at favorites like Mystic Aquarium.
If your little ones crave high-energy indoor fun (and you want more of the space to yourself), try mid-week rock climbing at Prime Climb Mountain Fun in Wallingford, Rock Climb Fairfield, or Stone Age Rock Gym in Manchester. Let them jump for joy at Sky Zone in Norwalk or Rockin’ Jump Trumbull. Speed things up at OnTrack Karting in Wallingford, Monza World Class Karting at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, and Brass City Raceway & Axe Throwing in Waterbury. Or slow things down with a trip to one of Connecticut’s great children’s museums.
Below are more spots where you’ll find less crowds during the week.