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Best Places to Travel with Rewards Points

SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the best cities in the country to travel to using credit card points. Click between states and the national map to see the top cities.

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Rank City Airline Mile Value Percentage of Employment in Leisure & Hospitality Recreation Centers per 1,000 Residents

Methodology Our study aims to find the best places to travel using airline miles or travel reward points. To do so we looked three factors.

First, we analyzed where a traveler gets the best value by using miles or points to book a flight versus paying in cash, as represented by the Airline Mile Value Index. Next, we looked at two factors to measure the best places to travel to. We considered the percentage of employment in the Leisure and Hospitality industry, as a proxy for prominent it is in the local economy, as well as Recreational Centers per 1,000 residents. We weighted the Airline Mile Value Index by 2/3 and each of the Leisure and Hospitality and Recreation Indices by 1/6 to generate the Best Places to Travel with Rewards Points Index.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, US Census Bureau 2015 5-Year American Community Survey, various airlines, SmartAsset