Spring Fever: The Ultimate Spring Break Packing Checklist

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It is time to shed the winter jackets and scarves and start dreaming of the warm Florida sun and sparkling turquoise waters. Spring is upon us, and for those of you craving the feeling of the sand between your toes, we’ve got the perfect packing checklist for you and your family!


  • 2 swimsuits each (Forgot yours or just want to sport a new style? You try the latest styles at Belks, American Eagle or Maui Nix)
  • Swimsuit coverup 
  • Underwear & bras
  • Socks
  • Belts
  • T-shirts and tank tops (Want a more beachy style? Try Coastal Outfitters.)
  • Shorts
  • Sundresses (Lizard Thicket)
  • Jeans
  • Dinner Outfits 
  • Sweatshirt/Light Jacket 
  • Workout clothes, or at least your favorite yoga pants
  • Pajamas 


  • Sandals (Sunset Shoes has the best beach-ready sandals)
  • Flip-flops
  • Tennis shoes (Journeys)
  • Water shoes (Need water shoes for the little ones? Bass Pro)


  • Shampoo and conditioner (Forget yours? Stop by Sephora to stock up)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bushes and combs
  • Hair clips and ties 
  • Hairstyling products 
  • Lotion (LUSH)
  • Aloe
  • Sunscreen (Check out the sunscreens from Wholefoods or try Sun Bum available at Innerlight Surf Shop)
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Hairstyling tools (Or get a fabulous blow out from Level 10 Salon)
  • Makeup bag
  • Firstaid kit 
  • Medications
  • Body Wash (Bath & Body Works)


Beach Essentials

  • Beach tote (Southern Living)
  • Beach towels 
  • Beach umbrella (Take a break from the sun: Bass Pro)
  • Cooler
  • Beach chairs (Chairs of all shapes and sizes: Bass Pro)
  • Beach toys
  • Floats
  • Drink and snacks (No beach trip is complete without a few items from Whole Foods

Want a break from the beach? From the AMC Movie Theater, bowling at Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill, and our award-winning lineup of 90+ national & local stores and restaurants, Destin Commons is the perfect place to get offline and reconnect with family.

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