Thanks to relaxed border measures (just in time for Spring break!), family travel will be a little more pleasant, with the abolition of the “quarantine” for unvaccinated children and the possibility of returning home with less expensive antigen tests.
Spring break from February 26 to March 6
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.
The same flights paid in cash would have cost $3,377. One Aeroplan point, in this case, has a value of 3.1¢ per point.
The accommodation in Aspen would have cost $5,283. The value of a Marriott Bonvoy point is 1.9¢ here.
From Quebec City, flight costs are similar to 95,200 Aeroplan points for a family of four.
Plus, because the flights are operated with Air Canada – and if you have an Aeroplan credit card like the TD® Aeroplan® Visa Infinite* Card – you can enjoy the first checked bag for free per person. It will be a great way to save money if you bring your own skis!
Mardi Gras in New Orleans (from Montreal)
Are unique experiences on your bucket list? If so, you should definitely take the opportunity to book a getaway to Louisiana for Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras takes place in the middle of Spring Break.
During this carnival, most of the activities take place on Bourbon Street, and big parades cross the main streets and neighbourhoods. So when you stay in the Uptown, Mid-City or French Quarter districts, you’ll be right in the middle of the action.
The same flights paid in cash would have cost $3,662. An Aeroplan point, in this case, is worth 4.6¢ per point.
The accommodation would have cost $1,314. The value of a Marriott Bonvoy point is 1.1¢ here.
Spring Break March 5-13
Disney World in Orlando (from Montreal)
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.
The same flights paid in cash would have cost $1,668. An Aeroplan point, in this case, is worth 2.9¢ per point.
The accommodation would have cost $1,358. The value of a Marriott Bonvoy point is 1.7¢ here.
San Francisco (from Montreal or Quebec City)
San Francisco is known for its diverse culture, beautiful scenery, unique cultural tours, culinary horizon, etc.
This destination will surely charm you for a Spring Break getaway!
In addition, most of San Francisco’s tourist attractions are within walking distance. So you won’t need to rent a car. And you won’t feel challenged by the famous Lombard Street!
The same flights paid in cash would have cost $4,440. An Aeroplan point, in this case, is worth 4.1¢ per point.
The accommodation would have cost $2,719. The value of a Marriott Bonvoy point is 1¢ here.
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.
The same flights paid in cash would have cost $3,339. An Aeroplan point, in this case, is worth 3.2¢ per point.
For accommodation, the value will depend on your choices since hotels range from 15,000 points to 70,000 points per night.
These strategies were calculated on February 16, 2022. Some point and dollar costs may have changed since then.
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Have a good trip!