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The Ultimate What to Pack for a Vacation to Florida Checklist

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With weather that can go from balmy and breezy to dark and dangerous in a matter of minutes, Florida is a destination that requires strategic packing. Luckily, our guide to what to pack for a vacation to Florida has everything you need to plan the perfect getaway. Just continue reading below! For additional information on where to find all of Gainesville’s best restaurants, attractions, and events, don’t forget to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide. With our help, the vacation of a lifetime is well within reach! 

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What to Pack for a Vacation to Florida

The ultimate getaway to Gainesville, FL, starts right here! Follow our guide to packing for your Flordia getaway and make sure you don’t leave anything off of your packing list! 

Clothing Packing List

As mentioned, the weather in Florida can be rather unpredictable. To make the most out of your getaway, be prepared for any weather scenario. If you’re traveling in August or late summer, make sure you have all of your warm-weather essentials, like tank tops, flipflops, bathing suits, and shorts. Additionally, you’re going to want to pack some rain gear for those quick afternoon pop-up showers. A light rain jacket, an umbrella, or even a poncho are excellent choices! If you’re planning on exploring the area, don’t forget a comfortable pair of sneakers! 

Beach Gear

If you’re thinking about making a day trip to the beach, you’re going to need the right equipment. You can’t fit umbrellas or beach chairs in your suitcase, but smaller items like sunscreen, beach bags, towels, or a good book are an absolute must! Additionally, don’t forget to bring your favorite beach games and toys! Some of our favorites include Bocce Ball and KanJam! 

Accessories That You Shouldn’t Travel to Florida Without

There are some things that you should never forget to travel with. Double check your suitcase to make sure you have your toiletries, portable and wall cell-phone chargers, and day packs for visiting parks and natural springs. Some other Florida-specific items include bug spray, sunglasses, and hats! Building the vacation of a lifetime starts with building the perfect suitcase! 

Where to Stay in Gainesville, FL

cushman colson room tea rose suite beautiful baby bluesYour dream Florida vacation would not be complete without a stay at the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Our beautiful bed and breakfast is just as unique as the Gainesville area and will make your next Gainesville getaway your most memorable one yet. With a great central location that’s right next to downtown Gainesville and complimentary bike rentals that make getting around easier than ever before, you’ll be able to explore all of the area’s most sought-after attractions.

Book our Tea Rose Room to rejuvenate your soul in a king-size bed, and fuel up in the morning with our delicious homemade breakfast before you hit the town. A wonderful addition to your Florida itinerary awaits when you book your stay today. 

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