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The Official Spring Break Packing List

After all these months waiting in the cold, spring break is finally here. But before you can veg out of the beach, you have to make sure you have all the necessary items that will afford you the most comfortable, relaxing, sunshine filled break ever. Here is the definitive Her Campus packing list of all the things you absolutely cannot forget to pack in your going-away bag. 


  • Ticket(s) (for traveling and any events you’re attending)
  • Cell phone
  • ID 
  • Sunglasses
  • Medications
  • Gum
  • Wallet 
  • Snacks
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Headphones


  • 3 to 5 swimsuits 
  • 3 casual
  • 3 going-out tops 
  • Sweatshirt or a warmer layer
  • 2 going-out bottoms 
  • 2 pairs of shorts 
  • A pair of jeans
  • 2 to 3 cover-ups or casual dresses (coverups)
  • 1 nice-ish dress for going out
  • Sandals 
  • Nicer going out shoes
  • Sneakers and socks 
  • PJs 
  • Leggings 
  • Underwear and bras (at least one set for every day you’re there, plus 1 to 2 extra)
  • 1 cross-body bag for going out 


**Remember TSA’s 3-1-1 rule: any liquids, gels, creams, pastes, and aerosols must be in 3 ounce bottles or tubes in 1 quart-sized, clear plastic zip-top bag, and you’re only allowed one bag per person.

  • Face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen (HUGE must)
  • Moisturizer 
  • Travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, and soap
  • Dry shampoo (or just dunk your head in the ocean again, whatever)
  • Minimal makeup (for going out, dinner, etc.)
  • Razor
  • Advil (nothing ruins a vacay like a headache)
  • Brush
  • Hair ties
  • Bobby Pins
  • First Aid Kit (better safe than sorry!)
  • Tampons 
  • Tweezers

Other Goodies

  • Beach towel
  • Disposable camera (so you don’t have to worry about your phone or nice camera getting sandy or wet!)
  • Chargers (get a cheap portable phone charger for long days at the beach or while you’re en route)
  • Books or magazines
  • Beach hat 
  • Koozies (keep it cool)
  • Zip-lock bag or waterproof pouch for your wet swimsuit

Bon Voyage!


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