When To Visit Las Vegas

Las Vegas. When is the best time to visit? Well, it’s complicated. Do you like the summer sun and heat? Do you prefer it more mild? How do you handle large crowds? Here at St. George Express we have our own opinions. However, we hope that this article provides a good blueprint for when to visit a place like Las Vegas based on what you value.

Best Time To Visit Las Vegas If You Like The Sun & Heat

June through August. This might seem like an easy and obvious answer. But hear us out. While the average temperatures in the mid-100s can be a lot to handle, Las Vegas understands how to combat this. If you’ve never walked the strip before don’t be afraid. You can actually walk a good portion (if not the majority) of the strip inside the hotels and casinos. You’ll often just have short walks outside to cross the streets between each property.

Now, if you enjoy laying out by the pool or a makeshift beach somewhere, this is perfect for you. You don’t exert too much energy getting from point A to B. This isn’t a trip to the beach in southern California where you need to battle for a parking spot and then walk a good distance just to enjoy the beach and the sun. No. In Las Vegas you can walk right out to your hotel’s pool, grab a chaise lounge, and sip your cool beverage. Is it still blazing hot? Sure. But you didn’t get all dirty and sweaty just to get to your destination. You can soak up all that vitamin D and then dip yourself into the cool pool if you find that you’re overheating.

Another great bonus for visiting Las Vegas this time of year is for the crowds. A lot of people want to visit in the more temperate or mild months, opening up the peak heat of summer just for you. But we’ll get into that later on.

Best Time To Visit If You DON’T Like The Heat

March to May and September through November. There’s a trade off here. With average temps ranging from the mid-60s to the upper-80s, this is a prime time to visit Vegas. And everyone else has the same idea. These months often hold the highest amount of work conferences and trade shows. This brings a high volume of visitors to the area. They can be corporate stiffs or families on vacation. Everyone wants to escape for a long weekend in Sin City.

This isn’t necessarily a bad time to visit. Because again, the weather is so moderate and nice that it makes dealing with bigger crowds worth it. Airfare is typically just a touch more pricey during these months but still manageable. Las Vegas continues to be one of the better destinations to fly into.

Best Time To Visit If You REALLY DON’T Like The Heat

December through February. I’m not sure that we really need to dive into this one too deeply. It can actually get moderately “cool” during December and January in Vegas. Average temps are in the upper-50s. However, if you’re looking to escape the frozen tundra of places like Idaho or Montana, this will feel like a welcome relief.

Busiest Times In Las Vegas

According to Vegas Unzipped, there are certain events that consistently bring in massive crowds to the area. These include major sporting events like the Super Bowl, March Madness, or NFR (National Finals Rodeo). There are also a few holidays that you might want to avoid if you don’t like big crowds. Check out the full list here.

Best Way To Get Around

We might be a touch biased, but we’re pretty sure there’s no better way than using St. George Express. If you don’t want to have to worry about putting the wear and tear on your own vehicle or dealing with the rental car process, then we are the solution you’re looking for.

St George Express is helping you elevate your bus travel experience

You can book your trip at anytime and we provide a great option if you’re flying into the Las Vegas Airport. However, if you’re not flying we can drive you to Las Vegas from as far away as Boise, ID, Great Falls, MT, or even Jackson, WY.

Stop side-stepping the issue and be spontaneous. Book your trip to Las Vegas today! We’ll take care of getting you around!

Celebrating Freedom at St. George Express

Just in time for Independence Day, we’re unveiling four brand new patriotic themed buses. Two Grech Mini Busses, and two Mercedes Sprinters. Taking on the signature red, white, and blue color scheme the buses looked poised for the 4th of July parades throughout Idaho and Utah.

We’re celebrating the freedom of the open road, and you will too when you step onto these. Each bus is packed with features to make your trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, including:

  • Leather reclining seats
  • USB chargers
  • Tinted windows
  • Arm rests
  • and more…

When you need to hit the open road this summer, celebrate freedom with Salt Lake Express.

Visit Marble Canyon: Things To See & Do

Marble Canyon is located just southwest of Page, Arizona, and boy is it a sight to behold. Rather, there are sights to behold. Whether you’re taking a drive on the 104 mile stretch of the Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway or fishing the Colorado River, there’s a wealth of things to do. Let’s dive in!

Marble Canyon: SEE

We all know that southern Utah and northern Arizona contain some of the most showstopping views in the country. However, do you know where to find all of them. It can actually be quite overwhelming. But no worries, we’re here to help guide you.

If you’re flying from somewhere to see Marble Canyon you’re most likely flying into one of these cities: St. George, Utah or Las Vegas, Nevada. If you don’t want to worry about a rental car or relying on a friend to pick you up, the best solution is to book one of our St. George Shuttle buses. You could ride one from the airports in Las Vegas or St. George directly to the Marble Canyon region.

Once here, there’s an enormous amount to see. Let’s break it down for you.

Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway

If you happen to be riding one of our shuttles from Las Vegas or St. George you’ll be fortunate enough to ride along Highway 89A. Also known as the Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway. It has to be one of the most amazing drives in the country. You’ll see huge sandstone cliffs in the Vermillion canyons.

The Navajo Bridge

You’ll also get to see the Navajo Bridge, which rises over 465 feet above the Colorado River below. According to the National Park Service, the older, historic bridge was completed in 1929. The newer, modern bridge was completed in 1995, effectively retiring the historic bridge after 66 years of service.

Not only are the views breathtaking, but hearing the difference in the cost of the bridges is as well. In 1929 the historic bridge cost just $390,000 to construct, while the modern bridge cost $14,700,000 in 1995! Whoa, that’s a lot of dough. There’s also the Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center that you can visit as well. There’s a seasonal visitors center, bookstore, and an area for Native American craft vendors.

Marble Canyon

Only about two hours from Flagstaff, Marble Canyon is magnificent. Popular sites are the Glen Canyon Dam, Lee’s Ferry, and the Navajo Bridge we mentioned above. Imagine everything you love about Zion National Park but just a little less crowded. Marble Canyon is not only beautiful, providing cinematic views everywhere you look, but it’s also full of activities. Which brings us to our next section: Do.

Marble Canyon: DO

While the views are incredible, sometimes you just need to do more than look at something. You need to get out there and explore, touch, and experience. And believe us, there’s plenty of that in the Marble Canyon region.

Fishing The Colorado River

There is a wealth of guides and outfitters in the area if you’re not sure where to start. Whether you’re utilizing one of the many guides and outfitters or if you know what you’re doing, there’s hardly a more beautiful place to commune with mother nature. Fly fishing or bait fishing, you can do it all. And as the sun sets and you’re in the half-light of the canyon, you’ll have more than one pausing moment of awe.

Kayaking The Colorado River

While you can choose a variety of transportation methods down the Colorado River, we’d recommend kayaking.  It’s such an intimate way to experience the river, the canyon, and all that they have to offer. There are dozens of companies that can rent you all the equipment you need to safely experience the river. And even though we’re partial to kayaking, if it’s not your thing there are options for canoes, boats, and even stand-up paddleboards.

Exploring The Historic Cliff Dwellings

Not far from the Navajo Bridge you’ll find the Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge, also known as the Blanche Russell Rock House. It has been restored and still maintains its 1920s charm. Travelers can stay there as they rest from all their activities. There are cabins onsite that offer TVs, coffee, and private bathrooms. There’s even a restaurant that serves but barbecue and sandwiches on a patio that overlooks the desert below. This unique place is actually listed as a National Historic Site in Marble Canyon.

Marble Canyon: GO

Now that we’ve pitched you on just a fraction of the fun things to see and experience in and around Marble Canyon, it’s time for you to book your trip. Just keep it simple by hopping on one of our buses that takes you out to the area where you can leave worry behind and adventure ahead.

Simply enter your travel dates where you book a trip and see what’s available. And you never know, you might get lucky and snag one of our $19 fares!

Travel Apps for St George Express

Travel Apps to Download for Your Road Trip

After writing Travel Tips For The Ultimate Road Warrior, we realized we could do a whole separate piece just about helpful travel apps to download before hitting the road.

So if you’re planning a road trip this summer, or you know you’ll be driving your way back to Rexburg, make sure you try these travel apps and let us know your experience.


GasBuddy

If you’re driving instead of flying, you’re probably trying to save some money. So why not save on gas too? GasBuddy is a mobile app that shows users all of the available gas options nearby and their prices. The app works based on user reports, and GasBuddy rewards users for updating a station’s prices. If you earn enough points, you can enter raffles for prizes, like free gas. 

iExit

Think about all the reasons you might need to make a quick pitstop — that’s exactly what iExit is for. Need a nap? Need to grab some snacks? Need to get some cash from an ATM? iExit helps you see what businesses and facilities are coming up on your route and what exit you need to take to get there. The app also lets you search for specific businesses or perks so if you’re looking for Taco Bell, it’ll help you find the closest one. If you’re looking for Wi-Fi or a campground, it can help you find those too.

Google Maps

While there are countless navigation apps that you could use for mapping your trip, Google Maps is easily one of the most functional and simplistic to use. It offers turn-by-turn directions specific to your mode of transportation, so even if you’re riding a bicycle for part of your trip, it’ll get you where you need to go. You can also add multiple destinations if your plan is to hit several locations in succession. Maps also lets you know when places with strict hours of operation close and checks to see if the route you’re taking includes tolls.

Spotify

Road trips, especially cross-country hauls, are a great reason to catch up on all the music releases you’ve missed since high school. Spotify arguably is the most practical way to control the soundtrack of your journey with on-demand music. Spotify provides curated playlists specifically designed for road trips and an enormous library of artists, bands and podcasts to listen to. The app is free, but if you want to ditch the ads, you might want to consider the $9.99-a-month premium subscription ($4.99 for students). And unless you’ve got unlimited data, make sure you download everything for offline listening.

Flush Toilet Finder

It might seem like a joke to include an app that helps you find and rate public restrooms, but Flush Toilet Finder might be what saves you and your shorts from a nasty gas station porta-potty.  The app uses location sensors to check its database of more than 200,000 toilets worldwide, and even while offline will show you nearby toilets with information about fees, key requirements or handicap access. With the ability to integrate with Google Maps, you can even get specific directions to the restroom of your choice.


Travel apps to accompany you on the road

Obviously, there are countless travel apps that will help you improve your travel experience. Depending on what you’re looking to do, there might be something out there that these apps just can’t do. But these are some of the best for any road trip experience. If you decide to give them a try, or if you find something you like better, let us know. We’re always looking for cool new travel apps.

All of these apps are free to download and can be used on iOS or Android devices.

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How Do I Become A Driver for St. George Express?

One of the most commonly asked questions we get here at St. George Express is: How do I become a driver?

Short answer — just apply! We don’t require any formal commercial driving experience and our trainers are comfortable working with all skill levels. We offer free commercial driver’s license (CDL) training, which is about a $600 value, and work with you to ensure that you’re prepared to hit the road.

Our only requirements are: All drivers must be 21 years or older, must have a valid driver’s license and CDL, and have no more than two moving violations in the last year.

That’s it! We offer part-time and full-time employment opportunities and have bus routes at all times of the day, allowing you to work when your schedule permits. Drivers can sign on to make daily trips to and from Salt Lake or go into our charter program with trips to the many national parks and residential destinations in-between.

It’s a fairly simple process from there, with the only real hurdle being obtaining your CDL. If you’re already certified, you could start driving as soon as we process all your information.

For new drivers that have never driven commercial vehicles before, we’ll put you through training for free. Although it takes time, the application steps are pretty straightforward and there’s a lot you can do to be prepared.

STEP ONE: LEARN THE MATERIAL

The first step is to stop by your local DMV and pick up a copy of your state’s CDL manual. When you officially apply for your CDL, you’ll need to take a written knowledge test. Ensure that you’ve studied the manual carefully because it provides all the information you’ll be tested on.

STEP TWO: LEARN TO DRIVE

Once you’ve passed your written test, you can start driving with a learner’s permit under the supervision of one of our driving trainers.

When you feel comfortable behind the wheel, and have the required hours of practice in, you can take the CDL skills test. You will be tested on specific driving skills based on the type of vehicles you’ll be driving and regular tasks you’ll need to perform on the road.

STEP THREE: GET ON THE ROAD

After you pass the skills test, your CDL will be issued to you and you’ll be an officially certified driver. If you’re planning to drive commercial vehicles long-term, the value of a CDL will extend beyond your time driving with St. George Express.

The are several benefits of starting your driving career with us. If you’re planning on working any sort of commercial driving job from express shuttle services like ours, to school bus drivers, a CDL will be required. Getting the experience of driving for St. George Express will set you up to drive commercial vehicles anywhere. Not to mention the growth opportunities, employee health insurance and sign on bonus for qualifying applicants.

So if you happen to be wondering: How do I become a driver? Apply here, or just give us a call at (800) 356-9796. One of our customer service representatives would be happy to get you started.

Snow Canyon State Park

What To Do In Snow Canyon State Park

Home to some of the most breathtaking vistas and diverse life in the west, Snow Canyon State Park has much to offer its visitors. The appeal of this state park is reflected in its average attendance of a quarter million visitors annually. Why do so many people visit Snow Canyon? What is there to do in all 7,400 acres of this state park? You’re about to learn.

Hiking

There are over thirty-eight miles of hiking trails in Snow Canyon State Park. These many trails range from easy to moderate, making it a very family-friendly hiking destination. There is also a three-mile paved trail for walking and biking as well as fifteen miles of equestrian trails. Nevertheless, hikers of all skill levels will enjoy the beautiful canyons and dunes of Snow Canyon.

Some of our top picks are White Rocks Trail/Lava Overlook, Whiptail Trail, Petrified Sand Dunes Trail, and Johnson Canyon. Find a more comprehensive list here.

Snow Canyon State Park

Camping

One of the good things about Snow Canyon’s location — besides the amazing landscape for which people visit — is the fact that it rarely receives snow. Low precipitation and mild climate allow for their campground to be open year-round.

The campsites feature a large number of amenities and accommodate motorhomes, RVs, and tents. Water hookups, bathrooms, electricity, and more are available to campers, and pets are allowed. Anything you need for your basic camping or extravagant glamping is available.

Reserve your campsite at Snow Canyon State Park here.

Wildlife Viewing

Snow Canyon’s location not only creates a welcoming climate for camping, but its geography lends to fascinating wildlife. Situated at the crossroads of the Mojave Desert, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau, its dryness attracts a unique fauna. In fact, wildlife enthusiasts can discover thirteen state or federally-protected sensitive species, such as the peregrine falcon, desert tortoise, and Gila monster.

You can, of course, see many, many other types of wildlife in the park. The Utah Department of Natural Resources has identified coyotes, kit foxes, quail, roadrunners, and more. If you have an eye for wildlife you’re sure to see much more!

Always remember to exercise caution around wildlife; look, do not touch.

Snow Canyon State Park

Photography

Whether you’re into wildlife, beautiful views, or different species of plants, Snow Canyon State Park is a haven for photographers. The red Navajo sandstone and black lava rock make for colorful, stark, and striking backdrops. Wildflowers are beautiful in the spring and fall, and everything from narrow leaf yucca to blackbrush dot the landscape. Time and climate have carefully carved out this beautiful state park for us, and a picture is worth more than a thousand words — its beauty is inspiring.

Taking photographs is highly recommended; removal of plants, rocks, or wildlife is not.

Junior Ranger

Snow Canyon State Park is also a proud participant in the Junior Ranger Program, which is a national program to educate children on state parks. Their mission is best expressed in their motto: “Explore, Learn, Protect!”

Kids between the ages of 5-13 can participate in this program by following a few simple steps. You don’t have to go to Snow Canyon to earn some of the badges, but it sure makes it a lot more fun! As you and your child explore Snow Canyon State Park, you’ll both love what you see and learn.

Snow Canyon State Park

At over 7,000 acres, Snow Canyon State Park has everything to offer: gorgeous vistas, hiking, camping, wildlife, and activities for visitors of all ages. Plan your trip, remember to take pictures, and take in the wonder of one of Utah’s amazing state parks.

St George Express is helping you elevate your bus travel experience

How to Elevate Your Bus Travel Experience

Unfortunately, trying to survive the ride to school and back is the only sort of bus travel many people are familiar with. Fortunately, 1985 is long behind us, and whether or not you have a lunchbox no longer determines how many times you’ll get hit in the back of the head by a bully who just discovered spitballs.

Even though we’ve all grown up a little, there are still some quick to-dos to ensure you avoid any unnecessary discomfort when riding the bus. Check out our list of ways to elevate your bus travel experience.

Hand sanitizer

Let’s be honest, other people can be disgusting. Most long-distance bus travel companies provide travelers with multiple opportunities to use the restroom, but may you want to clean up sooner than later.  If you accidentally touch some “ABC” bubblegum under the seat, a travel size bottle of hand sanitizer can be a lifesaver in an otherwise sticky situation.

Snacks

We all get the munchies from time to time. Remembering to bring a bag of chips or a chocolate bar can help soothe that sweet tooth or put off the tummy-grumbles until you reach your final destination.

Tablet (Laptop)

Sometimes looking out the window is all the entertainment you need, but it helps to have other options on long bus rides. Prepping a tablet or laptop with your favorite eBooks, podcasts, TV shows or movies can help you pass the time when you grow tired of looking at corn fields.

Neck pillow

Despite the efforts of everyone at St. George Express, bus travel isn’t always the most comfortable experience. Bringing a travel size pillow can give you just enough cushion to sleep through the entire trip or take a quick power nap.

Battery charger

Most bus travel companies like St. George Express have individual charging outlets on each bus, but bringing a personal battery charger is a smart backup plan. If you’re expecting an important phone call or need to make sure you’re fully charged for your entire trip, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Sweatshirt (blanket)

You never really know if the temperature on the bus will be too hot or too cold. Speaking to the driver of the bus can be a solution but packing a lightweight blanket or a sweatshirt you can quickly throw on will help keep you comfortable if it’s a little chilly on board.

Travel Bag

Last but certainly not least, the one thing that will let you bring all the other things with you. A backpack or travel bag is the perfect way to pack your snacks, tablet, blanket and hand sanitizer, while still keeping your hands free.

You want your trip to go smoothly, and so do we. St. George Express does everything we can to make your experience as positive as possible, but remembering some small personal items can make all the difference.

Las Vegas shuttles

How Las Vegas Shuttles are Changing Travel

Las Vegas shuttles
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Chances are when you think of a shuttle company, you probably think about hitching a ride to the airport. Airport buses are definitely a large part of a shuttle company’s business. There is a high demand for convenient and cheap travel to and from the airport. But many Las Vegas shuttles are more than just buses to and from the airport, offering many different benefits to travelers. That is why we believe that Las Vegas Shuttles are changing and improving the local travel industry for the better.

St. George Express has helped customers reach their destinations for over eight years now. In that time we have learned a lot about travel and how to get it right for our customers. As we have merged with other companies, we have seen our fleet grow and routes increase. We are pleased to be serving customers in Las Vegas and many other areas along I-15.

The benefits of using Las Vegas Shuttles

We all know the benefits of catching a shuttle to the airport. You can skip the hassle and cost of parking and the risk of leaving your vehicle unattended in a lot. Not only that, but a shuttle will conveniently deliver you right where you need to be at the airport. But that is only the beginning of the value we can offer our customers. There are a lot of reasons why you might want to charter a bus, whether it is to make a day trip to a nearby city, to visit family or friends, or to get your kid to college. We understand that travel can be a stressful time, and that is why we do everything we can to improve the experience. We get you to where you need to be so that you can relax and just enjoy your trip.

What we are doing to better serve your travel needs

Customer Support

St George Express is dedicated to better serve you. That is why our office is open 24/7. We want to hear from you and help you out in any way we can. If your plane is late and you miss a shuttle, just give us a call and we will transfer your ticket to the next available shuttle that works for you. And the same goes for any change in plan. Just call us up to a day in advance and we can transfer your ticket to a better departure time. Our office is always open (except Christmas and Thanksgiving, because we aren’t The Grinch) to answer your questions, address your concerns, help coordinate your shuttle times, and do what we can to make your trip the best experience Las Vegas shuttles can provide.

Onboard Services

We are also committed to making sure that our customers have a pleasant and enjoyable trip. That is why we have embraced the modern luxuries technology provides. We offer free Wi-Fi and USB ports so that you can stay connected and charged during your trip, no matter how short or long.

St. George Express is also committed to your comfort. All of our shuttles have individual, partially reclining seats (not benches!), high ceilings, and generous foot room. We also have free cold water available for every passenger so you can stay refreshed during your trip.

Door-to-door pickup in St. George

As we expand our routes, shuttles, and services, we are now offering door-to-door pickup and drop-off anywhere in St George. Because we have merged with Salt Lake Express, we offer more routes than most Las Vegas shuttles, and are the perfect choice for travelers heading from Las Vegas toward Utah, or even farther north into Idaho and Montana.

We are proud to be a Las Vegas Shuttle

We are proud to be among the Las Vegas shuttles serving customers day and night. And we are here to stay! We truly believe that Las Vegas shuttles are continuing to improve the local travel industry for the better, and we are proud to be leading the charge with friendly service and comfortable luxury. So next time you could use a lift, let us be your choice! Charter your ride here.

Hiker on a weekend getaway in St. George

How to Pull Off a Weekend Getaway to St. George

Hiker on a weekend getaway in St. George

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, then St. George should be at the top of your list. Trust us, St. George has you covered, from great weather to delicious food and amazing sights. Not convinced? Check out 5 things to do in St. George Utah.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway with your special someone or just a relaxing weekend adventure with friends, whatever the reason, don’t let fear, uncertainty, or your wallet stop you. So, for all those spur-of-the-moment trips and weekend getaways you always wanted to take but never knew how to pull off, this one is for you.

How to get there

Traveling to St. George has never been easier. St. George Express offers stops from Las Vegas to Helena, Montana, and just about everything in between. Don’t let gas prices, plane tickets, car rentals, or other worries hold you back. Riding with St. George Express has never been easier, more affordable, and more comfortable. Taking a shuttle to St. George is the perfect stress-free way to make your dreams of a weekend getaway a reality. Plug in your device, hook up to the complimentary Wi-Fi, and kick bag and enjoy the extra legroom in all of St. George Express’ shuttles. Catch an early ride so you can maximize your weekend getaway and even make it home in time for work or school when Monday rolls back around.

Where to stay

St. George offers a wide variety of places to stay. From well-known franchises like Best Western and La Quinta Inn and Suites to trendier stays like Inn on the Cliff, which offers a great view of St. George, the options are endless and surprisingly affordable. As you pick a place to stay, remember that even if your chosen hotel advertises a check-in time later in the day, don’t let that stop you from coming into town as early as you can. Most hotels will provide early check-in if you ask. Worst case scenario, they will provide a place to store your bags before your room becomes available. Getting into town sooner than later will be crucial to making the best of your quick weekend getaway.

Feeling extra daring? Skip the hotel and check out nearby camping spots or even just stay for the day and catch a ride home that night. Just remember, deciding where to stay may prove to be the most important decision you make for your weekend getaway. Great views, stunning pools, and delicious restaurants can make all the difference during your quick weekend stay.

What to eat

For the extra-budget trip, pack some basic nonperishable items ahead of time, or plan to pick something up when you arrive in town that you could prepare at your hotel. If you are looking to treat yourself a little, check out our earlier post for some great dining options you won’t want to miss.

Make St. George your next weekend getaway destination.

There you have it. Now that you know how to do it, what else is stopping you? Make St. George your weekend getaway destination. We can help get you here!

Guide on What To Pack for Spring Break

Are you heading somewhere warm and sunny for spring break? Or are you going to head up to the mountains and take advantage of the late winter? Either way, we have a spring break packing list for you!

Spring break is a much-needed vacation in the middle of your busy semester. Typically it’s full of fun and adventure with your college friends so that you can make memories and take a much-needed break from school! If you are still looking for somewhere to go check out our blog post about taking a trip from Cedar City to Vegas.

Spring break accessories

Accessories (No matter where you go)

Snacks – You shouldn’t go anywhere without some snacks packed. These would be great for while you travel and when you get there.

Camera – Spring break is all about making memories so be sure to have a way to document them. This could be your phone or if you have a camera, bring it!

Phone charger – I’ll admit that I have forgotten this more than once. Don’t forget to pack your phone charger because nothing is worse than having to borrow someone else’s the whole time.

Sunscreen – We know that you are going lay out and tan. Be smart and pack some sunscreen so you don’t burn. Even if you are going somewhere in the mountains you can burn easily. If there is snow it reflects the UV rays and you will burn. The higher altitude also makes it easier to burn so if you are going out be sure to put some on.

Passport – If you are lucky you will need this. Be sure to remember it and have it somewhere safe when you get there!

Cash – We know that you don’t carry cash anymore with Apple Pay and your cards but you should bring some cash. These make it easy to tip, pay for small items, and are especially helpful when traveling out of the country.

Book – Bring a good book to keep you entertained in those not-so-entertaining moments of the trip. It’s so nice when you’re at the beach or pool or sitting in a cabin.

Headphones – Even though spring break is all about hanging out with your friends be sure to pack some headphones so you can listen to music.

Spring break for warm weather

Warm Weather

Swimsuit – This is a MUST! Most likely if you are headed somewhere warm there will be pools, hot tubs and if you are lucky, the ocean.

Hat – Don’t let your head burn. Too many times this item of clothing is forgotten and trust me, you’ll want it. Bring a hat.

Sunglasses – Everyone needs a pair of sunglasses. Not only are these useful for the warm weather but you can use them as an accessory too.

Shorts – You’re gone for a week so be sure to bring at least 2-3 pairs of shorts. Try to mix it up a little so you have some for every outfit. I would suggest one pair of jean shorts, one pair of black or white shorts and another of your choice.

T-shirt – Bring some t-shirts! You can make these casual shirts look cute with shorts and if you like you could tie a knot on the bottom to add something extra to your t-shirt.

Pants – It’s a good idea to have AT LEAST one pair of pants in case it gets cold in the evening or you are going somewhere nice.

Dresses (for the ladies out there) – Spring break wouldn’t be complete without some cute dresses. Try finding one that’s versatile for both a day out and a night out on the town with your friends. Maxi dresses look especially cute if you are headed somewhere near the beach.

Nice shirt – Bring one or two nice shirts for events or dinner. I would recommend a short-sleeved button-up for the guys or polo and a blouse for the girls.

Sandals – Let’s face it, flip flops can be comfy but there’s something about sandals. Bring both! Don’t forget that spring break usually involves some sort of walking.

Toiletries – Of course bring all necessary toiletries! Try to go through your morning routine to make sure you remember everything. If you are heading somewhere sandy I would also recommend some baby powder. After sitting in the sand throw some baby powder on and rub the sand off. It takes it off super easily and makes it hurt less.

Work out clothes – Bring a pair of work out clothes so you can get your sweat on for a while. It could also be fun to take a class with your friends.

Spring break for cold weather

Cold Weather

Scarf – No matter who you are, a scarf is a good idea. Stay warm and enjoy your break!

Sweats – Bring your favorite pair of sweats.

Pants – You’re going to want a few pairs of pants! Try bringing one nice pair in case you go out or have an event. The other pants can be jeans and if you are going in the snow, bring snow pants.

Long-sleeved shirts – It’s cold so be sure to pack some warm clothes! I would recommend bringing clothes that you can layer if needed. For example, you could have a white long-sleeved shirt and layer with a flannel if needed. Thermals are also a great option to stay warm!

Slippers – If you are going to be around the cabin or hotel and it’s cold outside, it’s so nice to have some slippers.

Jacket – Bring a good jacket with you! Check the weather before you go. If there is snow be sure to bring a winter snow coat. Remember that the higher the altitude the colder it will be and feel. 70 degrees with clouds feels colder than 70 degrees with the sun out.

Games – Bring some card games or your other favorite games for the nights or days where you are just hanging out.

Beanie – This is so important! Having a comfy warm beanie will change the trip for you!

Sunglasses – If you are planning on going outside at all during your trip bring some sunglasses. They are especially helpful in the snow so your eyes don’t get burned.

Boots – Bring a good pair of boots. Not fashion boots, but real boots. Trekking in the snow is so much better with some winter snow boots.

Socks – If you are heading somewhere in the mountains that has snow or is just cold I would recommend some wool socks. If those aren’t your thing at least bring some tall socks or thick socks that will keep you warm.

Toiletries – Of course bring all your needed toiletries! Try to go through your morning routine to make sure you remember everything.

Have fun and enjoy your break from school!