Just because summer has ended, doesn't mean the fun has to stop! Fall is absolutely wonderful: it's never TOO hot, and you aren't freezing your feet off yet. That's why it's important for you to soak up all that fall has to offer, especially since this season passes by quickly.
While the rustic colours are in full bloom, here's a complete list of ways you can make the most out of your autumn season and get the best bang for your buck. Grab your besties and loved ones because you'll love these activities!
Take A Weekend Road Trip Through The Autumn Foliage
Why You Should Do It: This is probably the most iconic way to enjoy the Canadian landscape as it goes from green to gold/orange/red gorgeousness. There's something magical about driving through the fall foliage... and while you're at it, turning your road trip into a mini weekend spa/resort staycation isn't a half bad idea, either. If you’re an AIR MILES Collector, you’ll even be able to get and use your Miles when you book vacations through Redtag.ca.
Otherwise, fueling up at your nearest Shell gas station will allow you to get and use your Miles on gas and the road trip snack essentials you’ll need for those long drives.
Spend A Rainy Day In And Try Out Some New Recipes
Why You Should Do It: Okay, I know what you're thinking. Staying in is the antithesis of going out and enjoying fall, right?
Well, no, not at all! After a hot summer full of outdoor activities, there's nothing more refreshing than staying cozied up inside on a particularly chilly fall night — except maybe feasting on a creation you're bound to love! Fall is particularly prime for cooking since that's when all the best ingredients (pumpkin, squash, apples, c'mon!) make their long-awaited appearance. So head to your local grocery store, like Safeway, and get those delicious fall ingredients for your favourite comfort foods like soups and roasts. Don’t forget to bring your AIR MILES Card, so you can get Miles while grabbing what you need — and start planning your winter escape!
Take A Trip To Your Local Apple Orchard
Why You Should Do It: Alright, maybe it's a little basic, but no fall listicle is complete without mentioning apple picking.
First of all, it's the perfect day-date for you and your S/O. Imagine walking the beautiful apple trails with a nice, cool breeze. Don't worry if you don't have a bae, it can be a family-friendly or bestie date, too! Plus, you can use those apples for a wide variety of things: apple butter, pie, turnovers — the sky's the limit!
Refresh Your Wardrobe To Make Room For New Fall Staples
Why You Should Do It: If spring is the season of renewal, then fall is the season of new wardrobes. So ditch those sandals for boots and swap your rompers for chunky knits! (Pumpkin-)spicing up your wardrobe might seem like it costs a pretty penny, but shopping smart and getting Miles for online shopping you were doing anyway through airmilesshops.ca which gets you Miles that might go towards more rewards in the future, is definitely the move!
Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride
Why You Should Do It: Forget everything you know about hot air balloon rides and think of yourself, hovering above the city, the scene below you a blaze of oranges, golds, and reds.
If you're not afraid of heights, or if you're looking to steamroll through your fear, this could be a really awesome activity, and the perfect way to experience the fall foliage in a new and exciting way! Bonus: you can actually use your Miles on awesome experiences like this!
Celebrate Oktoberfest With Some Good Ol' Brewskies
Why You Should Do It: Who doesn't love beer and sausage? If you love these two things, then you'll want to visit a local Oktoberfest celebration. It's an autumn celebration involving drinking and eating sausages, and you'll usually find some unique flavours at these festivals. Get your grub on!
No Oktoberfest celebration near you? No problem! Head over to your local grocery store and pick up all the fixin’s to host your own Oktoberfest celebrations, and give your wallet a breather by tapping into your Miles for instant in-store redemptions!
Spruce Up Your Home With Some Redecorating
Why You Should Do It: If fall is your fave, then you probably love the rustic home aesthetic. Use the fall season to give your home a fresh, new look that's inspired by autumn. Check out Etsy, Wayfair, or Indigo for soft blankets, knitted decor, sparkly pumpkins, fuzzy pillows, and rustic signs to fill your home with the right amount of autumn. (You can earn Miles at these places, too!) Or head to the AIR MILES Merchandise catalogue to use your Miles on some of the hottest new fall trends that you’ve been saving up to purchase.
Get Some Fall-Themed Makeup And Spark A New Look
Why You Should Do It: Do you ever need an excuse for buying new makeup? New season, new you, right? Through airmilesshops.ca, you can shop Sephora’s new seasonal collections, so use some time this fall to master a new, vampy look. Go nuts with brown and gold eyeshadows or burgundy and dark purple lipsticks. You do you!
Go On A Wine Tour
Why You Should Do It: Around this time, some distilleries and vineyards will have fall-inspired flavours. Sometimes grabbing a nice glass of wine and enjoying the autumn nature scenery is all you need for a good weekend. Vineyards often have beautiful landscapes; it's the perfect fall activity.
Truly, fall is one of the most fun seasons... even though, if we're being real, it doesn't last as long as we wish it would!
Thankfully, there are TONS of ways to enjoy Canada's beautiful autumn vibes while they're still around; and even more programs in place to help you take advantage to the fullest! AIR MILES, Canada's most recognized loyalty program, helps you get and use Miles on purchases from Partners and online stores such as Sephora, Indigo, and Redtag.ca, with more awesome opportunities for perks and discounts for shopping, travel, dining, and entertainment on their website!