Family Vacation Essentials List

For many people, one of the summer’s biggest highlights is going on vacation as a family. Experiencing new sites, cultures, food, and more together is a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime.

If you've already booked your holiday, take a load of stress off using this list of essentials to pack for your family's getaway.


Medications and an emergency contact list should be in your carry-on for easy access, and if there's room, so should the other items in case luggage is lost.

Everyday Items 

Even if you're taking a road trip where convenience stores and fast food is available right off an exit, it's a good idea to have some healthier options available for the kiddos and the adults.


Windbreakers, little girl cardigans, and hoodies for the boys are a great place to start. For the adults, you'll want to cover your bases too.

Light Layers 

Make sure you have the proper footwear for everyone to stay comfortable and not get tired. If you're an outdoorsy family, hiking boots are a great idea, and water shoes are essential if there's going to be water.

Fancy Footwork

Investing in a baby carrier or wrap is the best way to keep your little one safe and your hands-free to enjoy the trip. It's a good idea to practice using your carrier or wrap before your trip, as they can be frustrating for first-timers.

Baby on Board

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