Bay Area Hotel Shares Tips for Enjoying Your Business Plus Leisure Trip

“Bleisure” is a term that’s relatively new to the travel industry. It refers to the trend of getting more out of business and leisure travel by combining them in the time before and/or after the workdays. Located near the Twin Pine Casino and Bay Area Hotel is perfectly positioned for bleisure travel. Fantastic sightseeing, amazing wineries, world-class entertainment… it’s all right here. The key is making sure you take advantage of it on your trip!


5 Strategies for Getting the Most from Your Bleisure Trip

Extending a work trip by adding days on either end makes perfect sense. You’re already expending the time and effort to travel to your destination — why not just hang onto that hotel room a little longer? Here are some tips for turning your business trip into a mini vacation.

Make a plan

While it may sound fun to “play it by ear” when it comes to your leisure time, it’s easy to waste valuable time trying to figure out what you want to do. Do your research in advance, and at a minimum make a list of places you want to go and things you want to see. It doesn’t have to be an ironclad agenda, but at least have a good idea of your goals.

Pack accordingly

If you’re a frequent business traveler, you may be on “auto-pilot” as you pack your bags. Be sure to consider your leisure plan as you get ready to go. Going to hit the hot springs? Be sure you’ve got your swimsuit. Planning on checking out that trail you’ve heard so much about? Your hiking boots are a must.

Make a clean break

When you’ve concluded your business, turn your focus completely to fun and relaxation. Begin your free time with an activity to kick it off — a great meal, a vigorous workout, cocktails at a hip nightspot… whatever feels right. Then don’t look back. As best you can, refrain from doing any work until you’ve returned to the office.

Consider some down time

Leisure time doesn’t have to mean a busy agenda. Many people find that some time alone in a hotel room reading, meditating, or just relaxing feels great. Give some thought to the right times and ways to be active and to simply chill out.

Make it a family affair

Would your spouse and kids enjoy your destination city? If so, think about turning your business trip into a family outing. With your company footing the bill on your travel expenses, it can end up being a very cost-effective and fun trip for your whole crew.

Middletown is a Dynamic Destination

If your travels are bringing you to the Bay, Twin Pine Casino and Hotel in Calistoga area is a great place to call home base! Contact us for reservations.