Fashion & Lifestyle

What to Pack for a Vacation in Florida

Suncream and a hat as some of the things to pack for a vacation in Florida.

Are you planning on going on a vacation to Florida? If you are, you are probably wondering what items you need to pack for a vacation in Florida. Do not worry, we are here to help you out with your packing list. The first thing to remember is that although Florida is one of the best places to travel in the world, it is not all fun and games when it comes to weather. It is not hot all year round. Some months can be rather chilly. Also, you will need different clothes for the beach, different for the family trip to Disneyland and different for the active holiday. So, depending on the time of the year, and the type of holiday you plan on having, here is what you need to bring. 

T-Shirt With Sun Protection

Believe it or not, but there are T-shirts with sun protection. And they come in all shapes and sizes. Be sure to buy those that have SPF 50 protection factor. This is especially important if you are planning on going to Florida with your children, or if you have really sensitive skin. Moreover, it does not matter if you have light or dark skin, you must protect it at all times. Besides sunscreens, these t-shirts are the second-best thing. So, if you plan on going to Florida in summer, this is a must. Do not worry about finding them – you can buy them pretty much anywhere in Florida. And they are really affordable too!

Breathable Shorts and Tops

When you start to pack for a vacation in Florida, consider checking the weather forecast first. Yes, summers are hot. But other months can be a bit chilly. So, come prepared. Many people who move to Florida in winter really get surprised, as they expected their promised Sunshine State. Also, you must come prepared for enduring humidity. What works best in those situations are breathable clothing items. They really can make a difference. Believe us, if you come wearing denim shorts and polyester top, you will ruin your holiday. So, arm yourself with a lot of light-weight and breathable clothing like cotton shorts and tops. This rule applies for both traveling to Florida and moving there. Do your research before you call to help you with your relocation.

Women, Bring Your Maxi Dresses

Another very important thing all ladies must pack for a vacation in Florida is maxi dresses. Yes, you are probably wondering why would you need to wear those big dresses on hot summer days. Well, the answer is simple – for protection.

Firstly, those maxi dresses will protect you from the sun. And, if you invest in a good quality summer dress, that is made out of breathable materials, you will feel like you are wearing nothing. Secondly, these dresses will come in handy when those boring mosquitoes start to bite. Thirdly, if you plan on going to the restaurants or maybe even to Disneyland, just think about those sweaty seats that millions of people sit on every day.

Moreover, maxi dresses are great for winter too! You can wear some thicker leggings underneath, and you are all set. Maxi dresses too come in all shapes and sizes, just select a dress according to your body type.

Swimsuits and Coverups are necessary for a vacation in Florida

Well, probably the first things that come to everybody’s mind when they think about what to pack for a vacation in Florida are a swimsuit and a coverup. Especially if you are going to South Florida which is famous for its mesmerizing beaches. So, do yourself a favor and bring at least three or four swimsuits. No, it is not a lot. Just think about, there are probably going to have days where you will be at the pool in the morning, the beach in the afternoon and go for a night swim after a party in the evening. Believe us, you will never get bored in South Florida, that is why you need to pack double or triple of everything. Moreover, besides swimsuits, bring at least one coverup. It is much easier than wearing shorts and shirts everywhere you go. If possible, buy a protective coverup with SPF too. That way, you will be protected during those walks to the beach.

Cheap Flip Flops and Closed-Toe Shoes

When you start to pack for a vacation in Florida, besides the clothes, you must also consider what shoes you will be wearing. Our advice is not to overpack and bring only two or three pairs of shoes. Again, it all depends on what kind of vacation you are planning on having. Of course, you will need some flip flops for when you go to the beach or a water park. Do not pack some expensive shoes for that occasion. Bring something cheap that you can leave wherever and not worry about them while you swim. Then, you will need to bring some sneakers or closed-toe shoes for walking, going to Disneyland or similar. These kinds of shoes are designed for long walks so you will be much more comfortable in them than in your flip flops.

Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and a Hat

Last but definitely not the least item on your Florida packing list should be the items for sun protection. That is, you will need sunscreens, sunglasses and hats or caps. Firstly, you must invest in a good quality sunscreen! Do not buy just anything. If your skin burns, you might have serious consequences. So, go to the pharmacy and see what is best for your skin. Our advice is to buy sunscreens that have SPF 50 protection. You can also buy some protective oils if you want to get a nice tan as well. Then, bring sunglasses! Two or three of them actually, as they are easily broken and lost. Lastly, bring a hat. The bigger the hat, the better. Bear in mind that without those three items, you will not be able to fo the beach.

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