Coming All The Way to Sonoma County from Charlotte? Here’s What to Pack

North Carolina’s most populous city, Charlotte was one of the world’s fastest-growing metro areas and continues to be among the ranks even today. It’s a fairly massive metropolitan city, buzzing with activity, tall buildings and hundreds of thousands of new people each year. Undoubtedly, it’s a great city to live in, but sometimes that city life is too much to handle.

The traffic and noise and all the people crawling around like insects—and the sudden realization that your life is an endless cycle of work and chores—can knock the wind out of you. Which is why it’s a great idea to plan a vacation and some wine tours in Sonoma County from Charlotte, NC.

Packing for Your Wine Country Vacation

Excited to embark on your Sonoma County getaway? We’re excited to have you!

But it’s important to prepare and pack smartly for your vacation, because a lot of what you’ll be doing here requires outfit changes. Not to mention, you want to look your best for all those vacation pictures!

The Basics

As a rule of thumb, narrow down your packing as much as you can. Make use of single items in multiple ways and downsize unnecessary clothing items. There’s no way a five-day trip will require 4 different pairs of pants, multiple jeans and skirts.

Keep a tank top, a basic pair of jeans that can be paired with multiple tops, underwear and some dressier clothing items that you might need for wine tastings, tours and dinners.

Additional Wardrobe Necessities

It can get nippy during the night, even in summer months, but if you’re traveling in winter or fall, be sure to keep a jacket or sweater that you can cozy up in. You don’t want to be enjoying a night out, or strolling through vineyards and be hit with the chilly air.

If you plan on partaking in hikes or other adventurous activities, keep athletic wear that you’re comfortable in. This includes socks, sports bras and, of course, swimsuits!


It’s tempting to pull out those cute beachy sandals for a relaxing vacation, but remember that you’re going to be walking around a lot. Sneakers will be your best friend, or any other comfortable, closed shoes for that matter.

Accessories and Miscellaneous Items

Sunglasses, hats, backpacks, water bottles, medication, first-aid kit, toiletries are all important things that you should come with. Don’t count on being able to buy any of these things while on your trip, especially not medication.

It’s important to have a place that’s comfortable enough for you to bring all these items and settle in comfortably. This is why you should get a vacation rental when staying in Sonoma County. Get in touch with us to learn more!