Feel Like a Million Bucks With 5 Getaways For 30,000 JetBlue Points

Last updated Dec 12, 2019 | By Laura Bostwick

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JetBlue credit cards are getting a lot of attention in the travel community right now and for good reason.

These cards offer an impressive amount of value and the travel perks are good. Really good.

The JetBlue Plus Card and JetBlue Business Card offer cardholders:

  • substantial in-flight savings,
  • zero foreign transaction fees, and
  • exclusive earning opportunities for JetBlue rewards.

And let’s not forget about one of the most exciting reasons to get a travel rewards card — booking trips using points!

Once you've earned your sign-up bonus, you can round up some friends and choose a destination. Here are five getaways you can plan for 30,000 points or less for your next adventure.

1. Costa Rica

Is there anything sweeter than experiencing Costa Rica’s Pura Vida lifestyle with some friends? Probably not.

With countless gorgeous beaches, a luscious greenscape, incredible outdoor experiences, and a generally “chill” vibe, this welcoming paradise is a perfect example of the island life you and your friends have been dreaming of.

Whether you’re into lounging on the beach for days, hiking through the rainforest, or spending time at a spa retreat, you’ll easily find it all here. Some must-do activities include: beach hopping, natural hot springs, volcanoes, waterfalls, natural hot springs, zip lining, hiking, and more.

Along with being a popular destination for tourists, Costa Rica has also been incredibly progressive in their efforts toward becoming a green economy which is inspiring to witness – most notably, the entire country has been running on renewable energy since 2016!

Book with points: Plan a solid week excursion during peak season from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Costa Rica for 24,400 points + $74.79 in taxes and fees.

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Heads up! You can book this same trip with fewer points in the off-peak season (May-December).

For example, roundtrip airfare from Fort Lauderdale to Costa Rica in May costs 16,400 points + $74.79 in taxes and fees. With a little extra planning and spending on your JetBlue Plus card, you could earn ~2,800 additional points and book two round-trip tickets for ~32,800 points!

2. Sonoma, CA

A trip to Sonoma should be on every traveler’s bucket list – it’s elegant, beautiful, and a hop, skip, jump from San Francisco.

Essentially, it’s the ultimate definition of relaxation and fun. Aside from the plentiful vineyards and wineries, you and your friends can plan to visit gorgeous chateaus, famous antique shops, cozy restaurants, and so much more.

If you’re up to it, take a short drive over to Napa Valley to fully round out your trip. Napa Valley is similar to Sonoma in that there are beautiful wineries, indulgent food, and spa treatments on every block; what makes it different is its size – it’s much more condensed than Sonoma.

Book with points: Celebrate the arrival of spring in Boston by heading to California’s Sonoma wine country for the weekend. You’ll spend 27,500 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

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Heads up! If you’re based in Atlanta and have flexible travel dates, you can book your own Sonoma adventure over a long weekend.

For example, one round-trip ticket from Atlanta to San Francisco for the weekend of February 2-4 goes for 30,000 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

3. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Hit the pause button on winter with a quick getaway to the Dominican Republic!

This island has insanely beautiful beaches, world-class spa treatments, and a reputation for relaxation.

Punta Cana is the perfect getaway destination for some R&R; if you need a quick break from the hustle and bustle, this is it. Enjoy lounging and chatting at the beach or by the pool with bottomless mimosas and gorgeous sunsets.

Add a little adventure to your trip by scheduling a sunrise balloon ride or chartering a catamaran to Saona Island. The beauty of the island offers pristine white sand and calm waters, and the shift from blue-green to turquoise as the depth of water increases is something you’ll remember for a long time.

Book with points: Plan a winter escape from NYC to Punta Cana toward the end of February for 28,800 points + $104.66 in taxes and fees.

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Heads up! If your group is already based in the south, you can book this trip around the same time with fewer points.

For example, roundtrip airfare from Fort Lauderdale to Punta Cana will cost you 16,200 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees. With a little extra planning and spending on your JetBlue Plus card, you could earn ~2,400 additional points and book two round-trip tickets for ~32,400 points!

4. Las Vegas, NV

Vegas is one of those cities you have to see for yourself to truly experience.

From passing the Bellagio Fountains, trying your hand in the casinos, and hitting up must-see dayclubs and nightclubs, there’s no shortage of fun on The Strip.

When you need a break, wander off The Strip for a hike at Red Rock, or venture out to the Grand Canyon for a day (by helicopter, if you’re feeling especially fancy).

Foodies also love visiting some of the world’s trendiest restaurants in Vegas; known for housing several award-winning chefs and a signature posh dining feel.

Book with points: Plan a long weekend getaway from NYC to Vegas for 27,500 JetBlue points + $11.20 in taxes and fees (which must be paid out of pocket).

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Heads up! If you’re already on the west coast, you can book this trip for the same dates with fewer points.

For example, roundtrip airfare from San Jose, CA to Vegas will cost you 14,000 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees. In this case, 30,000 TrueBlue points are enough to book two roundtrip tickets!

5. New York City, NY

A fun-filled weekend in the city that never sleeps? Yes, please!

From Central Park to the Flatiron, to SoHo, and everywhere in between, there’s never a dull moment in New York City.

A visitor’s paradise, you and your friends can shape your visit into whatever strikes your fancy. Interested in the best spas, restaurants, and broadway shows? Make reservations ahead of time and enjoy the mix of relaxation and excitement. Prefer to walk and talk through the various neighborhoods to experience life as a New Yorker? Bring your walking shoes and sense of adventure!

You really can find it all in this sprawling city; from Greenwich Village to Brooklyn, there’s something for everyone.

Book with points: Round up a few friends and head from California to New York City in late spring for 29,400 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees.

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Heads up! Heading to New York City from the south? You can book the same trip for less than half the points!

For example, Fort Lauderdale to New York City will cost you 14,100 points + $11.20 in taxes and fees. In this case, 30,000 TrueBlue points are more than enough to cover two round-trip tickets!

Find Additional JetBlue Award Airfare

If none of these trips strike your fancy or you're looking for something a little different, try searching JetBlue for award fares on your own. With so many options available, you're bound to find the perfect spot.

Plug in your ideal destination and travel dates and be sure to select “TrueBlue Points” before submitting your search to see the cost of airfare in points (instead of dollars).