Gardner Village Blog Get Road Trip Ready at Gardner Village
Wednesday Jul 12 2023

Summer = Road Trips! With summer at its halfway point, now’s a great time to discuss how to get yourself travel ready. From your attire to the in-transit action plan to the all-important snack menu, we’ve got you covered with all the essentials. Plus, don’t forget to treat those on the arrival end of your destination to a little Utah souvenir. Whether you plan to go by land, by air, or by sea, you’ll want to read these trip tips before you embark on your next big adventure.  

map quilt 


With a limited amount of space, it’s important to choose your wardrobe wisely. Don’t waste time running all over town or gamble with an online purchase. Get your outift essentials and accessories in one convenient stop.

Spoiled Rotten Children’s Boutique

Vacations often mean photo ops. Have your babes looking their best with a few new pieces from Spoiled Rotten.

Spoiled Rotten Childrens Boutique

summer jumper 

Boho Chic Boutique

Don’t forget to pack the added confidence that comes from looking and feeling amazing in a new ensemble. You’ll find striking summer style at Boho Chic.

summer dress trends 

americana style

Boda Bridal

Finish your look off with hats, jewelry, and the on-trend crossbody bag. Boda Bridal is more than just a wedding store. It’s packed with vacay must-haves.

Boda Bridal 

Summer accessories

Soulstice Day Spa & Salon

Whether hitting the beach or lounging by the pool, be sure you’re ready to dip a toe with a pedicure from Soulstice.

Soulstice Day Spa and Salon 

You’ll also find a full line of beauty essentials and hair accessories in store.

summer 2023 fashion trends 


With these in-transit activities, you won’t want to be “there yet,” as the journey will be as fun as the destination.

Willow Hill Yarn Company

It’s time to unwind… with a ball of yarn. Pass the travel time with one of the many travel-friendly patterns at Willow Hill. They even have the cutest project bags to pack it all in!

travel friendly crafting

Depending on the length of your journey, you could leave with a skein and arrive with something new to wear or give your lucky hostess.

Willow Hill Yarn Company

Who knows? If your travel time is long enough, you could even come home with a happy summer throw!

summer yarn colors 

Pine Needles

Let your travel partner do the driving. You’ve got needlework to attend to. Pine Needles has plenty of portable projects to choose from, including cross stitch, embroidery, and other convenient kits.

Pine Needles

needle arts on the go 

Storybook Nook

Lower those screens and your carsick concerns. Instead, find car-friendly activities the kids will love at Storybook Nook.

kids car activities

With compact options, these will pack a big punch without taking up valuable car space.

back to school must haves 

If the outdoors are calling, complement your journey with one of these must-reads. Some are even written and illustrated by local Utah talent! 

 outdoor adventures with kids

Layers Bedding

Ready to bundle up for a mid-journey nap? Don’t forget to grab a throw from Layers. Better yet, grab two and take one to give your host to thank them for their hospitality.

Layers Bedding 


On to perhaps the most important part of any trip itinerary – the snacks! 

Chocolate Covered Wagon

Before you go, swing by Utah’s top candy shop and let each of your passengers select a favorite treat. With the huge assortment and well-portioned bags, they should have no trouble finding something to hold them over for the long haul.  

Chocolate Covered Wagon 

If you’re off to see someone who might appreciate a taste of home, don’t forget to pack a bag of their world-famous salt water taffy!

salt water taffy 

Just like that, your packing list is complete in one darling stop. Now you're ready to hit the open road in style. Safe travels, friends! 

summer travel packing list 

No time for a summer sabbatical? Enjoy at staycation at Gardner Village. We hope you'll visit soon.

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