Packing for Vacation
How to Pack and Travel Packing List

packing for vacation

Here are tips for packing for vacation. This travel packing list and guide for how to pack for vacation will help you focus on the excitement of your trip.

While this vacation packing list is created for trips to Martha's Vineyard, it may also work well for any vacation to a beach area.

Obviously everyone has different needs and this is just a suggestion for how to pack for vacation, but, hopefully it may help you and you could customize it to make your own travel packing list.

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Packing for Vacation - Vacation Packing List

Clothing

bathing suits
shorts
lightweight pants
t-shirts
polo style shirts
light sweater or sweatshirt
underwear
socks
baseball hat or other hat
light jacket for evenings or rainy weather
belts

Toiletries

toothbrush
toothpaste
comb/brush
razors
shaving cream
shampoo
soap
deodorant
hair products

Items for Children

diapers
bottles
pacifier
blanket
cleaning wipes
childrens medicine
stroller

Beach Gear

sunscreen
sunglasses
beach towel
books/magazines
hat
cooler
toys
chairs

General Items

umbrella
plastic bags

Electronics/Entertainment

camera
cell phone
ipod/mp3 player
laptop
handheld electronic games
board games
books/magazines

We hope this was a helpful list for packing for travel, or that you were able to modify it to create your own vacation packing list.


After you are finished packing for vacation...
Here are some of the items that make the Vineyard a great choice for a family beach vacation:

  • The beaches ! - many beautiful beaches to discover
  • Flying horses - great fun grabbing brass rings
  • Beach picnics and sunsets - fun for the whole family
  • Live starfish - find them in Menemsha Harbor...a great part of a family beach vacation
  • Black Dog Tavern and Bakery - great food, an island icon
  • Charming downtown areas - fun shopping, great restaurants, yummy ice cream
  • Majestic clay cliffs - fiery red, orange and tan cliffs formed by glaciers
  • Kayak Rentals - Explore the Vineyard's unique ponds and protected waterways by kayak and discover the teeming wildlife that flourishes along picturesque landscapes - fun for all family members !
  • Private Boat Charter - Do something really unique and different this vacation...book your own private charter boat with Captain. Experience Martha's Vineyard away from the crowds - your day, your way
  • Bike paths - great exercise for all family members
  • Island Alpaca Company - over 50 alpacas, animals similar to llamas in appearance
  • Miniature golf - a classic family vacation activity
  • Have FUN with The Lazy Frog
  • Family campground - the fun of a campfire and smores !
  • Unique and "anything but run-of-the-mill" clothing and other dry goods and coffee house - Beetlebung
  • Ballroom Dance Steps - enjoy a ballroom, hip hop or jazz class - fun for all ages
  • Peanut Butter Fudge - or any flavor, all are Great at Murdick's Fudge
  • Almond Butter Crunch made with fine 70% cacao chocolate and sprinkled with lightly roasted almonds - available at New Moon MagicK Enchanted Chocolates
  • Luxury Vacation Amenities - if you'd like to splurge...there are top notch lodging and activity choices

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