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Make the most out of your travels through Marriott Bonvoy Moments and more. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Backstage Access, Box Seats, Private Tours: Endless Ways to Travel Like a VIP Using Points

Earning Marriott Bonvoy points is easy; the hard part might be deciding what to do with them. Luckily, with more than 8,500 hotels in its portfolio across more than 30 brands around the world, using points on travel is easy. But hotel stays are just the beginning of ways to spend points. You can put your points to work to enjoy all kinds of other activities, too.

Depending on your personal interests, Marriott Bonvoy Moments offers extraordinary access to a suite of activities for seemingly every interest — and every type of traveler. From the adventurer to the culture-seeker, you can earn and burn points your way. That’s because this dedicated platform has curated experiences that appeal to all types of interests and often come paired with stays in spectacular hotels.

Plus, for each dollar of eligible purchases charged to your Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, Card Members can earn: 6X at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy®, 3X at restaurants worldwide and on flights booked directly with airlines, and 2X on all other eligible purchases. Terms apply.

No matter what you’re into, these are some of the experiences you can redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for within four of the most common redemption options.

Red-Carpet Entertainment

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See the best of the city, wherever you may roam, when using your Marriott Bonvoy points. (Photo: Getty Images)

Get front-row access to some of the top entertainment, like concerts and award shows, such as the Country Music Awards in Nashville. You can also catch a Broadway show like “Hamilton” or popular concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Marriott Bonvoy points also can get you seemingly impossible-to-get tickets, like Harry Styles live in concert at Wembley Stadium. Other concert options might include seeing acts like Kiss, Maroon 5 or Iron Maiden from a luxury suite at The O2 in London.

Earn Marriott Bonvoy points by charging your daily expenses on your travel credit card. Buying concert tickets or groceries? Earn points. With the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card, you can earn 3 points per dollar spent on flights booked directly with airlines and on eligible purchases at restaurants worldwide, as well as 2 points per dollar on all other eligible purchases. Terms apply.

Culinary Delights

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Deep dive into a culinary journey. (Photo: Getty Images)

Whether you like to cook, love to indulge in global cuisine or simply want to learn from the experts, Marriott Bonvoy’s Culinary Moments can get you closer to that next food-forward adventure. Redeem points to take part in immersive culinary experiences and classes with celebrity and Michelin-starred chefs. Other master cooking and mixology classes with top chefs from Marriott properties around the world are also on offer.

You’ll tuck into multicourse wine pairing dinners in Venice and Paris, as well as private dinners with chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. Or use your points to attend food and wine festivals in Napa Valley or New Orleans.

It’s easy to rack up even more points by using a travel credit card at your favorite restaurants around the world. Better yet, enjoy a meal when staying at hotels participating in Marriott Bonvoy around the globe and earn additional points if you charge it to your room and pay with your travel credit card.

Arts & Lifestyle

Marriott Bonvoy can deliver insider access to all kinds of arts and lifestyle experiences. If you want to enjoy life on the high seas, use points to travel by yacht in Mallorca for the weekend.

You can also enjoy behind-the-scenes access by redeeming points for special experiences like riding on parade floats in Amsterdam or perhaps getting a private tour of one of Paris’ most famous department stores, like Galeries Lafayette.

A recent Moment even saw photography lovers getting a pre-opening look at an exhibition in Madrid, all thanks to points.

Dream Sports Experiences

Marriott Bonvoy Moments can help sports lovers use their points for unparalleled experiences, such as box seats or a luxury suite at Wrigley Field in Chicago for a VIP experience watching the Cubs play. Use your points to attend events like the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic in London or the British Grand Prix.

If you really want to splurge, the opportunity to attend every away game of your favorite NFL team is also on offer (said to go for more than a million Marriott Bonvoy points). You can even indulge in boutique fitness experiences, like taking a group fitness class with a celebrity trainer in China.

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From yoga to football, you’ll have access to amazing sporting adventures. (Photo: Getty Images)

Your points can even get a you an overnight stay inside a famed football stadium the night before the big game. Marriott Bonvoy has created a special suite with all the comforts of a hotel room right inside the stadium, which also comes with a VIP view of the big game.

Other options include VIP tickets to the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals game, VIP access to the Spanish sailing regatta or a drive in a Porsche racing car in China.