What to Pack for a Girls' Day Trip

BEEP! BEEP! Let's hit the road!

Day trips are such a fun/easy way to get together with your best gal pals and venture to a new city close by. This past Sunday, my besties and I went to Michigan City, Indiana for one last hoo-ra before school starts. Beach, cute restaurants and memories to last us forever; what more could you ask for? :)


Take a look below at what I recommend to pack for your next girls' day trip! Find out what happened on our trip to make us double check our trunk next time we travel. ;)

★ Magazines

Read on the latest hot gossip together!

★ Tote & Satchel


Grab a tote to put all of your goodies in for the ride and ditch it for your satchel when you go shopping/out on the town.

★ Beach Towel & Swimsuit

Depending on where you're traveling to, these are a must, as any chance to touch some sand is in my radar. 

★ Deck of Cards

Go Fish, anyone? Bring a deck of cards for a fun pass-time and trip down memory lane!

★ Picnic Food: bread, lunch meat, cheese, fruit, crackers, etc.

Delicious and cheap! Have everyone pitch in their favorite lunchtime food instead of splurging on eating out.

★ Licorice! (this is a must of mine for every long car ride)


Are you a pull-apart or regular kind of person? ME? Pull apart, of course! There's just something about a bag of licorice that screams "Road Trip"! A bag for me, please. :)

★ CD's with Your Favorite Playlist

Forget the mainstream radio! Make a playlist to jam out to. For instance, we belted the new Mama Mia soundtrack! 🎵 DANCING QUEEN, YOUNG AND SWEET, ONLY SEVENTEEN 🎵

★ Cozy Sweater

It never fails that I'm chilly on the car ride home, so throw in your fav cozy sweater to snuggle up with on the way back. 

★ Jumper Cables & Tools

You never think it'll happen until it does; CAR TROUBLES. Along the way, we ran into a minor set-back in our trip. Let's just say that we didn't think being stranded on the side of the road for almost 2 hours was in the plan, but SOMEHOW we got the car going and made it back in one piece! Although it is still undetermined how/why the car issues were happening, it made us take a step back and realize that before you travel anywhere, it's better to be safe than sorry. We were so lucky to make it home safe and sound! Memories, right? LOL. Always. Be. Prepared. :)

There you have it! I hope your next day trip is loads of fun and filled with the best laughs! Now, you won't forget a thing the next time you're hittin' the road. 

*All opinions are my own