Are your loyalty points adding up from months of business travel or time spent on the road? Winter weather have you itching to travel? There’s no better time to use your rewards points for a quick getaway with friends and family to spend valuable moments beach or slope-side.
Whether you are looking for a romantic all-inclusive weekend escape with a loved one, or a large home to fit your extended family for a family reunion, rewards programs around the world have a plethora of opportunities available for you to redeem your valuable points. With Wyndham Rewards, you can now redeem your points at more than 17,000 vacation rental homes and condos in addition to nearly 8,000 hotels around the world. Hit the slopes or sip a piña colada poolside at any of these five places to redeem rewards points this winter.
Looking for a beachside retreat paired with a little adventure? Look no further than Puerto Rico. Just a short flight from the United States, Puerto Rico boasts beautiful beaches and plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Relax on the beach, hike through El Yunque Rain Forest, or visit the Bioluminescent Bay for tours of the glowing coastline.
Located a short ride away from the infamous rain forest; enjoy a restorative getaway at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa. The hotel offers a full mile of uninterrupted beach access, two golf courses, the Rio Mar Casino, miles of hiking trails, a Mandara spa, nine restaurants, cafes, and bars, and endless pools. For just 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points, you can redeem one free night’s stay for you and a loved one.
If you’re looking for a quiet, romantic vacation in the English countryside, Richmond may be the perfect retreat. Whether you hope to tour castles, trek along the High Force Waterfall, or bike through the hillside, there are plenty of options for an off the beaten track holiday.
While you’re there, stay in a beautiful one-bedroom log cabin, Mayfields Retreat, located in a quiet village – a footpath away from the local pub. Instead of paying over $500/night, use 30,000 Wyndham Rewards loyalty points for an affordable two-night stay. Don’t have that many banked? Cover the first night in points and the second in cash.
For those looking to visit the home of the 2016 World Series Champions this winter, bundle up and head to Chicago. With endless places to see in the Windy City such as the infamous Millennium Park, Museum of Science and Industry and (if you’re not afraid of heights) the picturesque Skydeck Chicago, there’s plenty to keep you busy on a chilly winter day.
Located just steps from Millennium Park, enjoy a stay at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Waterfront, which boasts magnificent skyline views, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a classic American restaurant. After a long day of touring the riverfront city, relax with a warm cocktail during the property’s daily happy hour. Redeem a one-night stay at this stunning property for only 15,000 points/night.
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting this year’s ski season, Deer Valley, Utah is the place to be, covering six mountains with trails in all. With more than 2,000 acres of skiable terrain, there’s enough variety to try several new runs each day. For days not spent on the slopes, enjoy snowmobiling, dog sledding, or a horse drawn carriage ride through the iconic town.
With all of your ski and snow gear, stay with your family and friends in a cozy, slope-side home in Snow Park. This vacation rental mountain-view home features five bedrooms, a large open kitchen, a hot tub to soothe your muscles, and much more. Recently added to Wyndham Rewards’ portfolio of 17,000 homes and condos, enjoy the comfort of staying in a home, with the luxury of daily housecleaning and maintenance of a hotel.
Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Across the pond, the 179-km long Ring of Kerry circular route boasts incomparable sights from tall Irish cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and magical woodlands. The scenic drive through nine towns can take a full day to complete, and most recommend driving the loop counter clockwise. Along the way, stop by castles that date as far back as the 11th century such as Ross Castle, built during the Middle Ages along a majestic lake.
During your journey, stay at Coomatloukane Cottage a three-bedroom home nested atop a cliff, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. From here, enjoy a horseback ride along the beach or go deep-sea fishing. The house boasts 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, a garden patio, wood burning stove, and exquisite sea views. All of this can be yours for the holidays with your family for just 45,000 Wyndham Rewards points per night.