How to Pack for a Trip to Florida

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Florida | No Comments

Wondering what to pack for a trip to Florida? We have a few suggestions, based on your travel style. When packing your bags for your trip to Florida — as with most tropical vacations — don’t overdo it.

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For the Beachcomber

Beach chairs and beach towels come with your Naples Florida Vacation Home rental. You can even purchase a convenient beach parking pass when booking your vacation rental online.  You can rent a stand-up paddleboard at many beach access points including popular Vanderbilt Beach (or splurge on a handcrafted surfboard at The Old Naples Surf Shop).

  • bathing suit
  • board shorts or sarong
  • t-shirts
  • flip-flops or huaraches
  • faded denim jacket

For the Outdoor Adventurer

Your Naples Florida Vacation Home is the perfect base for explorations of the Everglades, the Gulf, and Corkscrew Swamp. Bringing (or renting) a car or SUV? You’ll never have to worry about hotel parking fees — your vacation home comes complete with a private garage or driveway (or a condo parking place).

  • sun-protective shirt and pants
  • Coolibar hat
  • ventilated hiking boots
  • Polaroid sunglasses
  • lightweight daypack
  • binoculars and camera

For the Spa Seeker

With your Naples Florida Vacation Home rental, you have peace, privacy and complete control of your schedule. The swimming pool is there for brisk morning laps or a luxurious moonlight dip. Stock up on healthy foods at nearby Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s and prepare meals to suit any diet in the convenience of your private kitchen (complete with blender for your favorite smoothies). You’ll find plenty of yoga, Pilates, and zumba classes nearby.

  • swimsuit
  • yoga outfit
  • travel yoga mat
  • journal
  • your most comfortable resort wear

For the Luxury Traveler (His and Hers)

Naples not only has the best beaches on the Florida Gulf Coast — it also has some of the best dining and shopping. Your Naples Florida Vacation Home is convenient to everything, including Vanderbilt Beach, The Mercato, and the elegant Waterside Shops. Most of our vacation homes are a short drive to Naples’ renowned Fifth Avenue, with boutiques, galleries, and local and international cuisine.

  • bathing suits and cover-ups
  • large rolling suitcase (with room to pack your purchases)
  • gauzy summer shirts and lightweight dressy shorts
  • casual sandals or loafers for urban strolls
  • Him: linen trousers with a linen or seersucker jacket for an elegant dinner
  • Her: sleeveless summery dress, strappy sandals, and a light shawl or sweater

For the Family Ready for Fun

There’s plenty in your Naples Florida Vacation Home to keep everyone occupied — from free Netflix and free WiFi to board games and a private pool. If the kids get bored after too much fun in the sun, pop over the nearby Wal-Mart to pick up some kids’ crafts or a puzzle the family can enjoy.
You can also rent bikes for kids of all ages (complete with baskets, locks, and helmets) at the Naples Cyclery near Vanderbilt Beach. For families with tiny ones, Naples Florida Vacation Homes has a variety of baby gear for rent, including cribs, high chairs, booster seats, pack-n-plays, and strollers. Order your baby gear while making your reservation online using our Additional Options page (Step 2 in the booking process).

  • swimsuits
  • play clothes for everyone
  • sturdy shoes and sandals for outdoor adventure
  • a few toys (don’t forget that favorite stuffed animal)

Packing in a Hurry?

Just bring yourself and a suitcase with the basics. Once you get to your Naples Florida Vacation Home you’ll have easy access to affordable shopping to pick up anything that you may have forgotten. Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, and a wide array of drugstores, grocery stores, and clothing shops are just short drive from any of our vacation rentals.

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