What to Pack for Your Summer Vacation

What to Pack for Your Summer Vacation

Planning a trip this summer and not sure what to pack? Let Aloha FunWear help by walking you through exactly what you will (and won’t) need for your next vacation (or even a staycation). Overpacking is never fun, so make sure you spend a little extra time examining your luggage to be sure your vacation won’t be weighed down by extra baggage.

Tropical Getaway
arriving at the beach in matching white Hawaiian shirt and dress

The summer sun always makes people yearn for the tropics, so it’s no surprise that summer months are the busy season for all types of tropical destinations. However, if you’re heading somewhere warmer during the summer, be prepared by packing light — literally. Light colors and light fabrics should dominate your suitcase. Of course, if you’ll be attending a luau or other special event, you’ll want to make sure your suitcase includes a dress or a Hawaiian shirt as necessary. Be sure to pack a pair of durable sandals while you’re at it and don’t forget your sunglasses.

Packing List:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light colored clothing
  • Hawaiian shirt
  • Durable sandals

Weekend Trip
Weekend getaway road trip in a retro Aloha Hawaii shirt

If your vacation time is limited, a weekend trip might be just what you need to quickly recharge your batteries. Visiting a new city or hopping a plane for a quick getaway can be a great adventure. If you’re driving to your weekend getaway, turn the ride itself into part of the fun by packing the car with plenty of snacks, your favorite drinks and maybe even a picnic to enjoy along the way.

Your list of things to pack for a weekend trip should include a few basic outfits and comfortable shoes if you plan to spend your weekend exploring. A pair of sunglasses and a strong sense of adventure should also be on your list. If you’re flying to your destination, limit yourself to only what will fit in a carry-on bag, that way you won’t have to pay for checked luggage or waste time waiting at the baggage claim.

Packing List:

  • Sunglasses
  • Car snacks
  • Comfortable shoes

Beach Vacation
relaxing on a beach vacation getaway

Summer travelers overwhelmingly choose destinations with beaches. If you’re planning to spend your summer vacation playing in the sand, it’s important to come prepared. For trips that are heavy on the sun and surf, make sure you pack at least two swimsuits so you can wear one while the other is drying in the hotel. You’ll also want to pack sunscreen, a coverup and maybe even a hat.

This is also a great time to dust off your favorite pair of oversized sunglasses. Depending on where you’re going, you may also need to bring your own towel. Check with the hotel ahead of time to see if they have ones you can borrow or if you’ll need to pack one. For the ladies, a lightweight Hawaiian sundress should also be part of your luggage. Sundresses take up little space and can be worn out exploring or to a nice dinner.

Packing List:

  • Sunglasses
  • Two swimsuits
  • Hawaiian sundress or Hawaiian shirt
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen and beach coverup

When it comes to packing for a vacation, remember that less is more. Plan your outfits ahead of time and bring pieces that can be mixed and matched in case the weather doesn’t cooperate or in the event that your plans change. In addition to clothing, don’t forget about the fun things to bring on vacation like sunglasses, hats and colorful Hawaiian print shirts that you wouldn’t have the opportunity to wear otherwise. Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure as you explore a new area.