Equally dazzling as ever, Fort Lauderdale effortlessly shook off its reputation as a college student getaway for partying and transformed into the brightly shining gem it was always supposed to be. Luxurious resorts and even more staggering private residences in private communities are sophisticated, and fully allow you to enjoy the close proximity to both the Atlantic as well as the Intracoastal Waterway.

The epicenter and main focal point of this destination is the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest of its kind, which showcases the best and the newest in the boating industry – from superyachts to catamarans, it’s all there.

Attracting boat owners, enthusiasts, and industry leaders, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is as much as industry highlight as it is a celebration of a stunning array of luxury marine life.

Best Hotels in Fort Lauderdale

A stay in Fort Lauderdale is all about enjoying the sun and the shimmering blue waters, and the colossal luxury resorts towering over the coastline fully embrace that. Most of the oceanfront resorts are nestled together in the best part of the strip – the Conrad, W, Hilton, Ritz-Carlton. With extensive options of dining and nightlife nearby and a very short drive to the Las Olas Boulevard for shopping, you really can’t find a better place to stay. Casually stylish, bright and sun-filled rooms, irresistible swimming pools right under the sun, and just a few steps from the beach – it doesn’t get better than this. Take a look at our guide for the best luxury hotels in Fort Lauderdale!

Best Dining Options in Fort Lauderdale

One of the best ways to experience any place in the world is through food. A colorful palette not just on your plate but also on your taste buds can really make any experience much more enjoyable. There’s more than a fair share of dining options in Fort Lauderdale, but where to book a table first? What not to miss? Luckily, the best restaurants here embrace freshness and only the best ingredients. From juicy and mouthwatering steaks (yes, including the best cuts in the world from Kobe beef) to excellent seafood and raw bars where only the freshest catch of the day is served. The majority of the best restaurants here embrace laid back and casual vibes with an emphasis on the food, the company, and having a good time.  Here are our top picks for some of the best dining spots in Fort Lauderdale!


Fort Lauderdale embodies relaxed living that is all about the sensory experience. Whether you are taking a stroll on the white-sand beach looking in the distance over the Atlantic, soaking in the sun on one of the loungers, or enjoying yourself in one of the world-class resorts, you’re set up for an experience that is equally blissful and refreshing. Fort Lauderdale embraces the casually cool resort-chic look and its perfect for strolling along the Las Olas Boulevard, lounging on a superyacht, or enjoying remarkable food in one of the restaurants. For some fashion inspiration make sure to have a look at our fashion guide for Fort Lauderdale; the main focus is definitely accessories – from deluxe eyewear to Rolex watches, and elegant and resort-appropriate footwear.

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With over 1500 yachts on display, the International Fort Lauderdale Boat Show is the largest on-water industry event in the world. Starting on October 31, it will be a week of industry heavyweights showcasing the cream of the crop of their newest designs, and boating enthusiasts from all over the world spectating. Here is what you can expect during this year’s show and we wouldn’t miss it for the world.