Packing Tips for Visiting Florida in the Winter

c0When you think about packing for a Florida vacation, flip flops, bikinis and shorts are probably what come to mind. Now, in most cases this will be the attire that you will be using. However, when your vacation is planned for winter, you may just want to add a few other items.

Florida’s Weather Roller Coaster

It has actually reached freezing temperatures in Florida during winter months. Winters can have Tampa farmers protecting their crops from freezing and there has been sleet and snow in Orlando during the coldest times of the year.

Now, don’t be discouraged. The norm for Florida weather is gorgeous, sun, and more gorgeous! You will likely experience weather ranging from evenings down in the 40’s and 50’s and days that can reach 80’s at the highest. Just keep in mind Florida weather can be very unpredictable in the winter.

The best packing advice is, bring clothes that can be added and taken away, aka: layers. Bring along a sweatshirt and a long sleeved top. A pair of jeans is a necessity and pack some socks and closed toe shoes. Flip flops are a must, but your toes may get chilly at night.

Pack your swimsuit and a cover-up and the mandatory shorts and t-shirts. Nobody wants to pack too much but, be prepared that you may need those warmer clothes and it probably is not in your budget to have to go on a shopping spree while you are in Florida on vacation.

Don’t Neglect the Accessories

Make sure you bring some quality sunglasses and do not forget sunscreen. Even in the winter, the Florida sun can be intense. You want to return home with some healthy color not looking like you over did it.

You can always wear your jeans and sweatshirt on the airplane to save you from having to pack these heavy items.  Chances are, the destination you are coming from is probably a lot cooler. Consider when you have to return home that you will need these warmer clothes.

Hopefully, this travel advice will be helpful to you and take the guesswork out of what you need to pack for your stay in the Sunshine State.

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