Warmer weather, pollen on cars, the Masters’ golf event next weekend, and the Easter holiday only two weeks away are all signals of spring. Sure, a lot of people plan their spring trips months. Some of those journeys may have already taken place. Still, the upcoming holiday weekend could be a terrific opportunity to get away for a few days.
Below are a few places to visit for a relaxing Easter weekend break.
1. Craft Beer, Restaurants, and Hiking: Asheville, North Carolina
Craft beer enthusiasts and those who appreciate spending a lot of time outdoors and in the mountains flock to this city in the Great Smoky Mountains in western North Carolina for weekend trips. There are dozens of breweries in Asheville, as well as a wide range of excellent restaurants. During this time of year, the weather is generally pleasant for sitting outside.
Marriott has many properties in the center of downtown that can be rented with Bonvoy points for Easter weekend. Many hotels in this destination are within walking distance of more breweries and cafes than you could reasonably explore in one weekend.
2. Beach Weekend: South Florida
While many cities in the United States are already completely immersed in the spring sunshine, other parts of the country have yet to experience consistent warm weather. It’s one of the main reasons why some people may be looking for a nice weekend beach break. A lengthy holiday weekend spent at one of South Florida’s many beaches could be a terrific opportunity to enjoy some warm weather.
At a Hyatt resort in Miami Beach, we discovered a fantastic redemption opportunity. The Confidante is located directly on the water, with beach access and pools only a few steps away from the sand. While the nightly fee is $579, 20,000 World of Hyatt points can be used to book a stay.
3. Late Season Ski Trip: Park City, Utah
Let’s travel from the balmy climate of South Florida to the chilly peaks of the Rocky Mountains. We anticipate that if inhabitants of colder regions of the country use the holiday weekend to spend a few days in the sun, those already living in warm climates will attempt a late-season ski vacation. With many resorts in the area, Park City is a popular winter destination for skiers and snowboarders.
Keep up to date on the hours of operation and season closure dates for each resort you plan to visit, as well as the influence that changing weather conditions may have at this time of year.
Although many residences sell for a few hundred dollars per square night. The AC Hotel Park City by Marriott is a few kilometers outside of downtown and costs $100 per night. While a redemption for 30,000 or more points each night is possible, you’re better off just paying the cash rate.
4. Spectacular Views and Hikes: Sedona, Arizona
The red rock mountains are spectacular. This is the perfect destination to relax for the weekend, with longer hikes to shorter walks with amazing vistas, or just a weekend lazing at a resort.
The Hyatt Residence Club in Sedona provides a beautiful view of the famous mountains, and it’s a great Easter weekend getaway. Rather than spending $450 per night, pay 15,000 World of Hyatt points every night, which are worth around $255 according to experts.
5. Sightseeing: Washington, DC
Ultimately, the nation’s capital will be mentioned. As we’ve discussed in recent weeks, there are a lot more COVID-19-free options to appreciate the city and its rich history than there were just a few weeks ago.
Have you missed the cherry blossoms at their peak? That’s OK. The Smithsonian museums are open longer and with fewer restrictions, the United States Capitol is offering select excursions again, and you can visit one of Northern Virginia’s many wineries inside an hour or two of downtown if you’re not touring.
The Kimpton Hotel Monaco is located in the middle of Washington, D.C., in a building that dates back over 200 years. Easter weekend is a terrific time to redeem yourself. The cash rate is $331 per night, but you’ll save a lot of money if you pay with IHG points. The nightly point rate of 49,000 points is approximately $245.