Heading out for a big trip to the city, are you? That’s exciting!
It doesn’t matter what you’re going for; if you’re from a farm or the countryside or some other rural-type area, the city might seem kind of intimidating to you, but it’s really nothing to worry about. You just have to know how to do it right!
And doing anything right starts with having the right supplies with you. In this case, we’re talking about how to pack for your trip to the city.
Are you just headed in for one day? Or are you taking a few days to check out some Boston houses for sale? You’re going to need some essentials either way.
We’re here to help. Here are some tips on packing for your big urban adventure.
So, we mentioned that packing right is vital no matter how long you’ll be in the city, but how long you’re staying does matter when it comes to what you pack your stuff in.
Will you bring a full-on wheeled suitcase of the airport variety, or will a simple knapsack or backpack do nicely?
The thing you don’t want to be on your trip is uncomfortable. A big, heavy suitcase is probably best if you’ll be sticking around awhile and can leave the thing in your hotel or at your family or friend’s house.
A backpack is more for shorter trips, since you’ll be able to wear it on you as you go. Consider these details before packing anything!
Dress for the Weather
Now, what are you going to pack as far as clothing? We get it; winter weather invites warm clothes and boots, while summer is for light and airy things. But there are always those elements we forget about with these seasons.
If you go for all t-shirts and shorts in the summer, will you really be comfortable on a cool night or when it rains? Will a light jacket or sweater fit into your luggage, or will it just be swelteringly hot?
Same goes for winter. Pack all sweaters and long pants if you want to, but if you find yourself in some crowded restaurant or bar where the heat’s on full blast, you won’t have a way of cooling off a bit.
Try to think of all the scenarios you might encounter on your trip, no matter the weather.
Focus on the Shoes
Lastly, we want to focus on one special item of clothing you should have on every city trip: the right pair of shoes.
If you come from a rural setting and are used to being in more or less in the same place all the time, know that city life involves lots of walking. People walk from the public transportation depots to restaurants and stores, and then over to the coffee shops, newsstands, museums, and public parks.
So, to make this part enjoyable for you, get a comfortable pair of shoes! Flat soles probably won’t cut it. Instead, go for walking or running sneakers with arch support. That way, you can go and go without tiring out and having a miserable time (been there!)
Packing for your city trip does take time and effort, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. Follow these tips, and you’ll be in a much better spot.