Pack like a pro: 20 essentials for a beach vacation


Though summer doesn't *officially* start until late June, this weather says otherwise. Kids are getting out of school, the local pools are opening their gates and our legs are slowly making their way out of months-long hiding. It's summer, y'all, and we're eying Memorial Day as our kickoff.

Getting ready for a weekend away can be overwhelming -- how much packing is too much or too little? But we're here to making your vacation planning go a little bit smoother with this essentials list.

Whether you're heading for a weekend at the beach house, a family getaway down to the shore or out west for a friend-filled extravaganza, these are certainly some vacay essentials you best not forget. And for more packing tips, watch the video above.