Top Credit Cards for Summer Fun — Travel, Entertainment, and More

Casual and Family Travel Cards

Rather than rehash some of the luxury travel cards that are often a key focus of these round-ups, let’s look at some travel cards more suited to casual and family travelers heading on summer getaways.

Chase Sapphire Preferred

  • Summer fun perk: 2x points on travel purchases, 5x total points on travel purchases made via Chase Ultimate Rewards + earn 25% more when redeeming points for Chase Ultimate Rewards travel purchases
  • Annual fee: $95
  • Current intro offer: 60,000 bonus points after spending $4,000 on purchases during your first 3 months

Capital One Venture

  • Summer fun perk: 2 miles per dollar on all purchases
  • Annual fee: $95
  • Current intro offer: Earn 75,000 bonus miles after spending $4,000 on purchases within your first 3 months

Allegiant World Mastercard

Summer fun perk: 3x points on Allegiant purchases + flight benefits
Annual fee: $59
Current intro offer: 15,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 in your first 90 days

Entertainment and Amusement Cards

In addition to travel perks, a number of credit cards offer rewards on entertainment and other activities. Here are a few such options:

Capital One SavorOne

Summer fun perk: 3% back on entertainment purchases
Annual fee:
$0
Current intro offer:
$200 cashback after spending $500 on purchases within your first three months

Citi Custom Cash

Summer fun perk: 5% back on live entertainment — if it’s your top eligible spend category during a statement month(up to $500 in purchases per statement)
Annual fee:
$0
Current intro offer:
$200 cashback after spending $750 in purchases during your first three months

Outdoors Cards

Ready to head into the great outdoors? Believe it or not, there’s a rewards credit card for that as well:

Credit One Wander

Summer fun perk: 5x points on eligible recreational and amusement park purchases (including national parks and professional sporting events)
Annual fee:
$95
Current intro offer:
Receive an $80 statement credit when you use your Wander card to purchase an $80 National Park Pass on-site at a National Park or online at recreation.gov or usgs.gov (excludes processing fee), within one year from account opening.

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Kyle is author of “The E-Ticket Life” and “Write, Print, Publish, Promote” as well as a regular contributor to Dyer News, Moneyat30, and The Laughing Place.

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Kyle Burbank

Kyle Burbank

Kyle is author of “The E-Ticket Life” and “Write, Print, Publish, Promote” as well as a regular contributor to Dyer News, Moneyat30, and The Laughing Place.