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Last-Minute Spring Break Checklist

Whether you’re looking forward to soaking in the sun’s rays under a cool ocean breeze, or gliding down fluffy, freshly powdered mountain slopes, spring break is almost here. And now you can spring into your upcoming break as ready as you can be with this checklist for Club Members.

Check Your Reservations

  • Confirm your travel dates, times and airports.
  • Review your reservation details via your Member dashboard on the Club website. Many HGV resorts feature helpful materials for Club Members, such as check-in and check-out times and where to park when unloading luggage.

Read Up on Your Property’s Kid-Friendly and Local Offerings

If you haven’t finalized an itinerary, visit your property’s page on the Club website. Scroll about halfway down the page and then select “Things to Do” from the horizontal menu tabs. Doing so will display related HGV and Club Traveler content, including what to see and do in a destination and specific property offerings.

Traveling as a Family?
  • Check to see if your property offers something special for your little ones. Many HGV properties have family-friendly activities you can enjoy without any additional expense. For example, at Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, younger guests can enjoy the property’s onsite playpen and complimentary admission to Wild Water & Wheels Water Park and Lost Mine Miniature Golf.
  • Knowing what’s available to your kiddos in advance can save you some money and give them even more to anticipate this spring break.
Traveling With a Fully Grown Crew?
  • It’s still wise to check with your property about local discounts and onsite amenities before you go. For example, Hilton Club Owners visiting New York and Washington, D.C. can take advantage of the Elevated Rewards Program that offers discounts and exclusive access to a variety of establishments such as the New York Museum of Modern Art.

Remember to Pack These Commonly Forgotten Items

Depending on where you’re going, your exact packing list will vary, but whether you’re headed to the beach or skiing, below are a few commonly forgotten items you’ll be happy you remembered to throw in at the last minute:

  • Sunglasses
  • Chapstick
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Electronics (such as headphones, converters for international travel, extra batteries and chargers for phones, tablets and laptops)
  • Reading materials
  • Deck of cards, games, and a coloring book and pencils for kids
  • Tide pen and/or wet wipes
  • Seasonal accessories (such as a swimsuit cover-up or poncho)

Not Going on Spring Break This Year?

That’s OK. Members can use this March and April to get a jump on planning where to go next winter or during the holidays. In fact, spring is the perfect time to plan, as many HGV properties are available for booking nine months in advance of travel. Need some inspiration? Check out these three fabulous vacation-worthy events in Orlando, or read South Florida Bound on this page for additional travel ideas.

South Florida Bound

Interested in going to one of our South Florida destinations in the Gulf Coast? You spoke and we listened! All of our South Florida properties are now available for booking on the Club website. Go online and browse availability at one, or all, of these locations, but don’t delay because availability is limited. To ensure your best chance of success, book these properties nine months in advance.

If you’re looking to travel in January, browse and book today, or if South Florida sounds like a perfect spring break destination to you, remember: There’s no rule that says you can’t start thinking about spring break 2020 now. Mark some time off on your calendar in July or August to plan and book your 2020 spring break at one of these fantastic Sunshine State properties.

Whether it's South Florida, Utah or Scotland, dreaming about where you'll vacation next is encouraged at HGV! Know where you want to go? Email your top spring break destinations to Club Traveler at [email protected] for a chance to be featured in a future article online or in print.

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