You’ll hopefully always remember to bring your toothbrush and a couple of changes of underwear on your road trip. Those are pretty standard things to add to your road trip packing list. But what are some fun things to bring on a road trip?
Can you travel without any of these things? Sure. But what would be the fun in that? These items add a little extra pizazz to your days behind the wheel by keeping you entertained, comfy, or laughing all the way to your destination.
Read on to find some of our favorite fun things to bring on a road trip.
- Fun Things to Bring on a Road Trip
- Saucemoto Dip Clip
- Matching Pajamas
- Selfie Stick Tripod
- Road Trip Money Coin Pouch
- Car Karaoke Microphone
- Shotgun! The Road Trip Game
- Road Trip Snacks Tote
- Burrito Wrap Blanket
- Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
- Fun Pool Floats
- Cup Holder Expander
- Road Trip Journal
- Road Trip Pencils
- Echo Auto
- Inflatable Lounger
- Auto Bingo Set
- Car Snack Tray
- Custom Printed Road Trip T-Shirts
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Fun Things to Bring on a Road Trip
Saucemoto Dip Clip
With road trips often come lots of drives through the fast food drive through. And that leads to the eternal question: what do I do about those condiments? Do you pour the ketchup directly over your fries? Balance the cup of honey mustard on your dashboard and try not to spill it all over when you go to dip your McNuggets? Or do you just eat those onion rings without the Zesty Sauce? If you love fast food fries as much as I do, pack a Saucemoto Dip Clip! Clip this ketchup/condiment holder into your car’s vent and never eat a sauceless drive-through meal again! Find out why you need a dipping sauce holder for cars on your road trip here.
The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book
Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation. The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book features fun and engaging journal prompts. plus 100 activities and games to play in the car, at your hotel, or at stops along your route.
If you’re taking a family road trip, a girls trip, or a couples road trip, consider bringing matching pajamas! Road trips are synonymous with cars, but where you spend your nights is as equally important as where you spend your day. Bring sets of matching pajamas so you can bond in your AirBNB or take cute motel selfies.
Selfie Stick Tripod
I know selfie sticks get a bad rap, but they also make really fun things to bring on a road trip. If your arms aren’t long enough to get everyone in the frame with that world’s largest whale or you don’t trust the questionable photography skills of strangers, a selfie stick gives you more flexibility to get the shot. Most selfie sticks now also double as tripods so you can take more traditional self portraits of you and your crew.
Road Trip Money Coin Pouch
OK so not many people keep change on hand nowadays. But it’s always good to have a few coins on hand for a road trip. You never know when you’ll need some for a toll booth, an older parking meter, an old school soda machine, or a pressed penny maker! This road trip money coin pouch is the perfect place to keep your loose road trip change.
Car Karaoke Microphone
Finding the best road trip songs is always a must when you’re on the road. And you know you’re going to be singing along to your playlists, so why not take things one step further. Let everyone in the car to have even more fun pretending you’re on the Masked Singer with a karaoke microphone that connects to Bluetooth and provides endless opportunities for do-it-yourself CAR-aoke tunes.
Shotgun! The Road Trip Game
Road trip games are always a fun way to pass the time in the car. Shotgun! is a fun card game and car game. Designate a reader and then take turns answering road trip related questions and doing activities.
Road Trip Snacks Tote
You can’t have a road trip without road trip snacks. And if you’re going to have road trip snacks, you need somewhere to put them. A fun themed tote, like this road trip snacks tote, is not only stylish but practical too!
Burrito Wrap Blanket
If you’re ever wanted to just wrap yourself up in a blanket and pretend you’re a burrito, this one is for you. This burrito wrap blanket is circular in shape to and patterned like a soft flour tortilla. It’s funny, soft, and warm, and will make the perfect covering for a chilly backseat or warming yourself up at you AirBNB.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Take your road trip selfies to a new level with an instant camera. For quirky, retro road trip photos that make great souvenirs, an instant camera is definitely a fun thing to bring on a road trip! The Fujifilm Instax Mini is a cute camera that is compact enough to fit in the glove box to make memories on the go.
Fun Pool Floats
Many road trips involve travel to a beach, lake house, or even a hotel with a big outdoor pool. So some fun things to bring on a road trip are pool floats! Find inflatable inner tubes in a variety of shapes, patters, and colors. You can even find small pool floats made to hold your drink in the pool!
Cup Holder Expander
Roads trips mean getting the extra-jumbo colossal size slushies at the gas station. But, sometimes, those extra-jumbo colossal size slushies are too big for your standard car cup holder. A cup holder expander is a useful and fun road trip supply that will guarantee there is no beverage too big.
Road Trip Journal
Road trip journals are a must for keeping track of your travel itinerary, writing down your thoughts, or rating those diner meals. Pick up a road trip journal for everyone in the car!
Road Trip Pencils
For your road trip journals and games, you’ll need something to write with. These road trip pencils contain fun travel-friendly sayings like “embrace the detours” and “explore the open road.” The perfect writing utensils to take on your journey!
Echo Auto lets you do so much in the car with only your voice. Use it to ask Alexa to play music, podcasts, or audiobooks from Amazon Music or Audible. You can also use your Echo Auto to make phone calls, set reminders, share your ETA, control your smart home from the road, or call Roadside Assistance.
Pack an inflatable lounger for comfort wherever you go. These fun designs inflate with ease by just shaking them through the air and they provide a comfy place to relax whether you’re hitting a beach, attending a festival, going camping, or just hanging out at your hotel pool on your road trip.
Auto Bingo Set
Reusable bingo cards provide hours of entertainment for families or friends at home or on the road. This set of four reusable cards have shutter slides so you can click them closed whenever you see one of the road signs or other popular things to see on a road a trip!
You might think since everyone has a cell phone that walkie-talkies wouldn’t be necessary. But walkie-talkies make both a practical and fun thing to bring on a road trip. If you have a big group you can use them to communicate between cars, even when cell signals are low. And you can even make up secret code words while you’re at it.
Car Snack Tray
Turn your back seat into a dining room. This fun snack tray provides amble room and a flat surface for a take out bag full of cheeseburgers and fried chicken sandwiches.
Custom Printed Road Trip T-Shirts
Those who road trip together stay together, stay together. Celebrate your travels together with custom printed road trip t-shirts. Celebrate a family road trip, sisters trip, couples vacation, Disney trip, or girls weekend with shirts that reflect you, your style, and your destination!