Perhaps you have some points in the bank and are looking for a change of scenery during the upcoming spring break? Here are several ideas to spend your points and treat yourself.
To learn more about the Aeroplan program, see the Ultimate Guide to Aeroplan.
Similarly, Marriott Bonvoy points are easily earned with credit cards. Don’t forget to use your free night certificates too; in fact, the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card and the Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card give not only good welcome bonuses, but also recurring benefits.
To learn more about the Marriott Bonvoy program, check out the Ultimate Guide here.
Spring break from February 25 to March 5
Denver and Aspen (from Montreal or Quebec City)
A little ski trip to the Colorado Rockies during Spring Break?
Aspen is a small village in the heart of four giant ski resorts
- Aspen Mountain
- Aspen Highlands
- Buttermilk Ski Resort
- Snowmass Ski Resort
Aspen is about a 3.5-hour drive from Denver; a shuttle is available between Aspen and Denver for $92 US per person.
From Quebec City, airfare costs are similar at 88,800 Aeroplan points for a family of four.
San Diego and Los Angeles (from Montreal)
Southern California is a perfect Spring Break getaway, especially for families.
With a combination of San Diego and Los Angeles on a multi-destination ticket, you’ll have a wonderful trip without getting bored with the beautiful beaches, San Diego Zoo, Los Angeles theme parks, Hollywood landmarks, etc.
A train, the Pacific Surfliner, connects the two cities in about 3 hours.
Spring break from March 4 to 12
Disney World in Orlando (from Montreal or Quebec City)
Disney World is in the line of fire for many families. In fact, many of you have saved thousands of dollars in Disney gift cards over the past two years.
Thanks to borders having less restrictions, this is a great time to go during Spring Break with points!
Be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Saving at Disney World before you go.
Prices to Orlando are usually in the range of 16,000 to 18,000 points (per person) for a round trip.
However, for a busy time like spring break, Orlando is still an affordable destination at 96,000 points for a family of 4. In fact, it is not uncommon to see round-trip prices to Orlando hovering around 50,000 points during the high season whether it is during the holiday season or spring break.
From Quebec City, it’s in the same price range.
Costa Rica (from Montreal or Quebec)
Looking for a getaway, far from winter and freezing temperatures during Spring Break? Costa Rica is a very popular place for families.
This country can please everyone because the activities are very diversified. For those who like to go zip-lining or hiking, the Monteverde area is a good place to go.
If you prefer to relax in the sun, there are many beaches on the west coast where you can lie down to sunbathe or surf.
Tokyo (from Montreal)
Its many neighborhoods will keep you busy for a week. Indeed, it is possible to go through the various tourist attractions of the city in only 4 days, one week will also give you time to visit the surroundings of the metropolis as well as the area of Mount Fuji.
These game plans were calculated on February 3, 2023. Some point and dollar costs may have changed since then.
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Have a good trip!