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8 Activities That Will Spice Up Your Fall

Ready to explore the outdoors? Southwest® Rapid Rewards® Credit Cards are here to help. Southwest Rapid Rewards Consumer Cardmembers earn 5 points per $1 spent on up to $1,500 per month on combined gas station and grocery store purchases from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2020, when they activate their offer here.

A camping trip is just the thing.
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Your own private tent is perfect for a little socially distanced getaway. Take a jaunt to a picturesque location and enjoy the view. Looking for the perfect spot? The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a totally manageable road trip from many East Coast locations. Pack your tent, some groceries, a good book, and hit the road.

If you've ever wanted to take up kayaking, here's your chance.
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Smiling couple, man and woman, kayaking.

Now's the time to do all those outdoor activities you've always wanted to try! Grab a friend, rent a kayak, and get out on the water. Inspired? Locate a kayak rental spot near you.

Become an equestrian.
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Two women on a trail ride with horses.

A trail ride in the brisk autumn air is sure to turn a boring day into a great one! You don't have to be an expert. Plus, you can use your newly acquired skills on your next vacation. Trotting down a Caribbean beach on horseback sounds like a dream, doesn't it?

How about a day spent paddling through the fall foliage?
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Picture this: You are paddling at your own leisurely pace in the middle of a beautiful, quiet river. The trees are on fire with color. Life doesn't get much better than this!

Looking for a weekend activity? Try apple picking.
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Couple, man and woman, picking apples.

Looking for something to do on a Saturday afternoon? Going apple picking is a fun way to spend a little time. Pick your apples on Saturday and make a pie Sunday. Weekend plans? Solved!

Go tubing and relax away an afternoon.
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Person tubing down a river from a first-person POV. You see his feet and the river ahead.

They don't call it a lazy river for nothing. Pack a floating cooler full of snacks and cold beverages and spend the day in chill mode.

Bike to your heart's content.
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Two people riding their bikes on a boardwalk.

Whether it's down the boardwalk or just down the sidewalk, exploring new places from your bike has never been more exciting.

Map out the places you want to visit next.
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Map with a pin in it

Get out a map and mark your points of interest! If you choose to fly there, make sure to research airline safety measures like the ones outlined at Southwest.

Wherever you go and however you get there, the Southwest Rapid Rewards Credit Card can be your perfect travel accessory.

It’s never a bad time to start planning your next trip! While the gas and grocery offer is only available to existing Cardmembers, new Cardmembers can earn a new account bonus that lets you fly when you’re ready. Learn more here. The best part is that all points earned with the card count toward the Southwest Companion Pass, so you can fly your plus one for free (does not include taxes and fees from $5.60 one-way). All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply.

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