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The 50 Best Snacks for Your Next Family Vacation

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

It can be quite challenging to plan out family vacations, especially when you have young kids. Packing their snack bag for traveling is almost as important as the trip itself! You want to pack foods that are easy to eat and even easier to clean up.

If you've been trying to decide what to pack for your next road trip or airplane ride, keep on reading to get inspired! Here's a list of our top fifty favorite travel snacks that are perfect for your whole family:

Healthy Snacks


Berries are great options for road trips because they're easy to pop in your mouth and taste like a sweet treat. They're also incredibly healthy and rich in antioxidants! Nearly every kid loves to snack on blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. The only downside is that they can be pretty expensive.



Grapes are delicious, inexpensive, healthy, and are beloved in snack boxes. They're great on their own and also pair well with cheese cubes.



Speaking of cheese, add some slices or cubes into your kids' lunches for a good source of calcium and protein. Cheddar, mozzarella, and gouda cheese are our favorite!


Granola bars

Whether you choose to buy them in-store or make them at home, granola bars are the quintessential road trip snack. Just toss them into your snack bag, and you're good to go!

granola bars

Banana Chips

Banana chips or plantain chips are a yummy snack that is toddler-friendly and mess-free. You'll have to carefully inspect the labels to make sure they're not full of sugar, though.

banana chips

Salami Sticks

Meat in a packaged stick form is perfect for individual use. You don't have to worry about preparing salami slices or bringing napkins to clean greasy hands. They provide protein and calories in a kid-friendly wrapper.

Tortilla Rolls

Use tortillas to make easy on-the-go sandwiches. The most popular types are made with bananas and peanut butter, deli meat and cheese, or chocolate sauce.

Saltine Crackers

Crackers are a must on trips, although you might have a lot of crumbs while eating them. Salt also helps against nausea, so these are great for when someone gets a little carsick.