Your Short Weekend Essentials

Though summer may not technically begin until June 20, this weekend is Memorial Day, which means summer is basically here (or at least summer Fridays are here). This season is undoubtedly our favorite time of year, not only because the weather is glorious but also because it is the best time for weekend travel! There’s nothing better than packing a bag and leaving the city on a Friday afternoon, only to return 48 hours later feeling like you’ve been on a week long holiday. Whether you like to hop on a train to the Hamptons, or you prefer to go upstate for some R&R, weekends trips are a key element in ensuring you have a satisfying summertime.

Packing for a weekend away is definitely an acquired skill. You want to make sure have everything could need, but don’t want to be lugging around a 30 lb suitcase, especially when everyone else (ahem, cute boys) is carrying a duffle bag. That is why we have created the perfect guide to weekend packing—Scroll through the list above and never forget an essential again.

For another packing guide, see this article on 25 travel basics every girl needs, or click here to see tips on how to pack light