Mindy and her husband recently traveled to Lake Arrowhead for a long weekend getaway – You may have seen some of her stories on Instagram! With summer travel around the corner, we wanted to share our official lake trip packing list. They stayed in the cutest Airbnb on the water, so much of their time was spent relaxing around the house and enjoying those beautiful Lake Arrowhead views. If you’ll be lakeside soon, this story is for you! Keep reading for what to wear, what to bring, and what to do while you’re at the lake this summer.
What To Wear
First up in our lake trip packing list is what to wear! When we’re on a weekend getaway, if we’re not on the water, we’re usually in a comfy dress or cozy loungewear. Our swimsuit picks are the best comfy and flattering one-pieces that are perfect for lounging on the dock, taking a quick dip, or engaging in your favorite water sport. You know we love a flowy dress, so we picked out two finds that can play double-duty for you on your lake trip. Both of these dress picks would work well as a cover up or dressed up for dinner! Last but certainly not least, it wouldn’t be a getaway trip if we didn’t include loungewear! We’re currently loving monochromatic matching sets in pretty shades of beige and green.
What To Bring
Next, here’s our must-have list of things to add to your lake trip packing list! First, a woven bag is a must. We love this one with leather straps (PS: Use the code MINDY15 at Jenni Kayne for 15% off)! You’ll also want a cute towel to dry off after your afternoon swim or to lay on your lounge chair. For beauty products, we like to keep it simple when we’re on vacation. A good SPF is always mandatory, and bonus points if it has Vitamin C or other active ingredients to speed up your morning routine. We also love bringing a lip balm with SPF, and we typically look for ones that will add that perfect brush of subtle color. You don’t need a ton of shoes – We typically just bring a versatile leather sandal and our favorite cozy slippers for lounging around the house! Lastly, don’t forget your hats and your favorite cooler bag!
What To Do
If you opt to stay in an Airbnb, you may want to bring your activities with you! We love bringing a few board games, outdoor lawn games, a puzzle, whatever book we’re currently reading, and a lounge chair to take to the dock. If you’re staying somewhere with a fire pit, don’t forget a cute s’mores kit, too!
What To Eat
You know we couldn’t make it through a travel guide without sharing our favorite things to eat! If you’re staying in Lake Arrowhead, Bulle Bakery is a must. Their locally made sweet buns are just delicious! The Our Airbnb had the most beautiful kitchen, so we couldn’t resist taking advantage and cooking a few meals during our stay. Here are a few of our favorite recipes to add to your list, including breakfast crowd-pleasers and the perfect afternoon paloma! Pick a few and add the ingredients to your packing list!
Burrata Tomato Toast / Link
Burrata toast – Say no more! This recipe is the perfect comfort-food vacation breakfast.
Coconut Butter Oatmeal / Link
This delicious coconut butter oatmeal recipe takes just under 10 minutes to make. It’s the perfect quick & healthy breakfast before a day on the lake!
Chorizo Breakfast Tacos / Link
If you’re traveling with a larger group, we love these chorizo and potato hash breakfast tacos! They’re full of flavor and everyone loves them – Trust us!
Brown Butter Crispy Treats / Link
We’ve never met someone who didn’t like rice crispy treats. This salted brown butter recipe is an elevated (read: adult-friendly) take on the classic!
The Perfect Paloma / Link
Grapefruit cocktails are our go-to during the summer, and this simple Paloma recipe is perfect for afternoons on the dock.
Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna / Link
Another group-friendly favorite is this one-skillet lasagna recipe! It’s much easier to put together than your traditional lasagna, and is full of cheesy goodness.
We don’t know about you, but we’re ready to get packing! Bookmark this post for the next time you’re lake-bound, and let us know in the comments what you always bring on your summer trips. For more of our go-to favorites, head to our affiliate shop or our Amazon storefront where we’re always saving new finds. Thanks for following along!