Spring Break Packing List

Is Spring Break quickly approaching? Here’s what you’ll need.

Whether you’re heading to warmer or colder weather, the whole point of spring break is relax and take time away from the stresses of school. To lessen the stress that packing can bring, we’ve put together a definitive guide and comprehensive list of everything you need when packing for Spring Break, from must-haves to those miscellaneous items.

Must-Haves No Matter Where You Go

  • Ticket(s) (for traveling and any events you’re attending)
  • Electronics (phone, camera, GoPro, etc.)
  • Chargers
  • ID (if you’re staying within the U.S., use your driver’s license, or if you’re traveling abroad, bring your passport!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Medications
  • Chapstick
  • Gum
  • Wallet (keep some cash on you in case you run into any issues with your cards)
  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle (make sure it’s empty if you’re going through airport security!)
  • Headphones
  • Books/magazines
  • Cooler
  • Drink coozies
  • Bottle opener
  • Wine bottle opener
  • Chromecast or Roku to watch Netflix in your hotel or Airbnb

Toiletries No Matter Where You Go

  • Face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner and soap
  • Dry shampoo
  • Makeup (go for waterproof eye makeup)
  • Razor
  • Advil (never underestimate the power of a hangover…)
  • Brush (especially a compact kind that’s super portable)
  • Hair dryer/straightener/curling iron (coordinate with your friends to have each of you bring one)
  • Hair ties/bobby pins
  • First Aid Kit (better safe than sorry!)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Tweezers

For a Warm Vacation

Clothing

  • Swimsuits (3-5)
  • Tank tops and/or tees (3-5)
  • Going-out clothes (1-2)
  • Sweatshirt/sweater
  • Shorts (2-3)
  • Jeans
  • Bathing suit coverups (2-3)
  • Dresses (1-2)
  • Sandals
  • Sneakers and socks
  • Pajamas
  • Sweats
  • Leggings
  • Underwear and bras (at least one set for every day you’re there, plus 1 to 2 extra)
  • Jewelry
  • Purse
  • Belt

Misc.

  • Beach towels
  • Beach bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe gel
  • Tanning oil
  • Margarita mix and tequila if you’re of-age!

For a Cold Vacation

Clothing

  • Windbreaker
  • Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)
  • Winter coat
  • Flannels (1-2)
  • Sweatshirts/sweaters (2-3)
  • Jeans/pants (3-4)
  • Scarves (1-2)
  • Beanies (1-2)
  • Gloves
  • Warm going-out clothes
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Sweats
  • Leggings
  • Underwear and bras (at least one set for every day you’re there, plus 1 to 2 extra)
  • Jewelry
  • Purse
  • Belt

Misc.

  • Hand warmers
  • Blankets
  • Thermos
  • Instant hot chocolate (with Bailey’s or Peppermint Schnapps if you’re of-age!)
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