NewPort Beach Packing List

tiufeaturecoverPacking for a trip that is both active and fancy is a difficult job. It requires a wide variety of apparel and a lot of forethought. My trip to Newport Beach, California for the Tone It Up Retreat required me to pack for a wide array of outdoor physical activities and a fancy dinner each night. This was definitely new to me, as most of my trips require mostly active wear and maybe a casual outfit for dinner or the bar with friends. I didn’t mind it though! I am a compulsive lister and I love preparing for travel! To save you the time of planning what to throw together for a similar trip, here is a list of all the things I found necessary, and links to specific items that I own.


Carry-On Tote or Backpack: 

  • Travel Documents: Boarding Pass, Wallet & ID, Health Insurance Card, Luggage ID if you are checking your suitcase.
  • Electronics: Cell Phone, Tablet, Laptop (if necessary), Headphones, Camera, Chargers, Speaker Box
  • Misc Items: Sunglasses, Healthy Snack, Lip Balm, Neck Pillow, Eye Mask, Ear plugs, Mints, Hand Sanitizer


  • Beauty: Makeup, Makeup remover, Brush, Hair Products, Blow Dryer/Hair Tools, Rubber bands & bobby pins.
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush/toothpaste, Floss, Shampoo/Conditioner, Face Wash, Deodorant, Sunscreen, Lotion, Razor, Medication, Advil.

Outfits & Attire: 

  • Active Wear:
    • Sporty Swimsuit & Cute Swimsuit
    • Easy Dry Shorts & Tank for SUP
    • Capris, Sports Bra, and Top for Friday activities (bike, hike, bootcamp)
    • Capris, Sports Bra, and Top for Saturday activities (bike, hike, bootcamp)
    • Leggings and yoga wear for Sunday morning yoga
    • Snapback hat
    • Packable Day-pack 
  • Evening Wear:
    • Thursday Poolside Dinner: Maxi Skirt and Crop Top
    • Friday Beach Dinner: Fancy Shorts and an off-the-shoulders Top, bring Leather Jacket.
    • Saturday Gala Dinner: Fun & Fancy Mini Dress with Heels.
    • Airport To & From: Jeans, T-shirt, Boots, Jacket.
  • Shoes:
    • Running Shoes
    • Heels
    • Flips Flops
  • Extras:
    • Underwear
    • 3 pairs socks
    • Pj’s
    • Jewelry
    • Wristlet Purse for parties


Travel Tips:

My everywhere shoe formula is to wear boots to the airport, then pack trainers, flip flops/flats, and heels in your suitcase top. Never need more than that.

I always pack a carry-on when I’m not skiing. I’ve had bags lost so many times that I just make it mandatory. I guarantee that you will never need more on a weekend (or even 2 week trip) than what you can fit in your carry-on. It will require you to pack smarter and put forethought into your outfits so that you don’t have to spend time on your travels choosing what to wear.

I like to pack a “packable” duffle bag (it tucks inside itself into a pocket) on trips where I know I might be shopping or receiving gear in case I’m coming back with too many things to pack in my carry-on.


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