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3 Must Pack Essentials on A Washington D.C. School Trip

Posted by Forjee Jackson on September 22, 2020

3 Must Pack Essentials on A Washington, D.C. School Trip

It’s days away from your highly anticipated school trip to Washington D.C. You’re excited and  cannot wait to experience all of the fun and educational opportunities that await you. However, among all of the excitement, packing these following items will ensure your comfortability as well while on the trip. 3 must pack essentials on a Washington, D.C school trip are as follows: 


  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Refillable Water Bottle

  • Weather Gear (raincoat, umbrella)

Comfortable Walking Shoes

At the top of the list comes comfortable shoes as Washington D.C. involves a great amount of walking. This is due to the close proximity of everything and most attractions being within walking distance. It is important to pack comfortable walking shoes as this can affect your overall enjoyment of the trip. A quick glance at a typical  Washington D.C. itinerary will provide you with an idea with the amount of walking completed daily.  

Refillable Water Bottle

Another essential for your school trip to Washington D.C. is a reusable water bottle. Due to walking being one of the mean modes of transportation around the city is imperative to stay hydrated. Refillable water bottles save money as purchasing water everyday will not be necessary. Additionally, it is very convenient as you can refill it as you move about throughout the day. Reusable water bottles are also easier when transporting and traveling as they are studier and can withstand daily activities.

Raincoat & Umbrella 

Seeing that there  outdoor attractions are  involved,  packing a raincoat and umbrella for your Washington D.C. school trip is recommended. In the event of rain or sunshine the umbrella can be used to protect yourself while the raincoat is ideal on rain days. Packing these items allows convenience as in the event of inclement weather they are accessible and you won't have to worry about locating one. 


School trips to Washington D.C. are iconic and are perfect for learning and creating memorable experiences all at once.  However, being packed and prepared is an essential part of any trip. Therefore, ensuring that you have comfortable walking shoes, a refillable water bottle and appropriate weather gear packed is essential for a Washington, D.C school trip. 

View our detailed packing list! 

Topics: School Trip Tips, travel, travel tips, Washington DC, Packing

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