Not too long ago, Fort Lauderdale had the reputation where college students and spring breakers would roam free. In recent years, however, Fort Lauderdale has been completely transformed into a destination that caters to the mature and sophisticated traveler. While the city may never completely shed its raucous fun-in-the-sun mythology, nowadays you can find just as many martini establishments as beer chugging; elegant Jamaican and Brazilian fusion restaurants instead of wet T-shirt contests. This upscale energy is epitomized each year during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. From traditional superyacht builders to the world’s latest in boating, the show brings together industry leaders and nautical lifestyle enthusiasts alike for a wonderful 5-day celebration. Fort Lauderdale is a destination where you generally shouldn’t expect to make your way too far in land anyway, as the beautiful sandy shores, wonderful resorts and endless array of overseas activities will likely round out the rest of your time.
Lounging at the Resort
Fort Lauderdale has a number of excellent 4-star and 5-star resorts at your disposal, each equipped with their own breathtaking oceanside views, upscale dining establishments and wonderful amenities. Fort Lauderdale is a destination that epitomizes relaxation and tranquility. Whether you find yourself reading by the pool or melting your cares away at the spa, Fort Lauderdale has no shortage of good living.
This matching Ephemera Gingham Bra-Style Bikini Top and Ephemera High-Waisted Gingham Bikini Briefs set is cut from a smooth stretch fabric that will keep you comfortable whether you actually go in the water or not. The wonderful design is flattering in all the right places and while the vintage-inspired style is elegant and sophisticated.
Fort Lauderdale Promenade
Alongside the main beach lies the Fort Lauderdale Promenade, the wide brick pathway that stretches 7 miles along the white sand beaches. The beachfront promenade is lined with tall palm trees and full of life – you’ll find more than your fair share of joggers, runners and buskers, while typical shoreside shops and restaurants are never too far away.
Ancient Greek Sandals is a well-respected label that has made a name for itself with a range of sandals handmade on the island of Crete. Using techniques and traditions of Ancient Greek footwear, these sandals are inspired by gods, pottery, myths, jewellery and sculpture. Most importantly, they’re functional and stylish for the modern day. The Ancient Greek Sandals Grace Kelly is a style that is a study in elegant simplicity, while the Ancient Greek Sandals Illia Cutout Suede Slides are an effortlessly chic option in a rustic style. These footwear options were skillfully designed to take you from the beach to cocktail hour, making them the perfect complement for strolling the promenade and everything it has in store.
Whether you find yourself on an overseas excursion, lounging poolside or browsing the shops along the promenade, you can bet that any getaway to Fort Lauderdale will be a sunny one. From October onwards, thousands begin to flock to Fort Lauderdale to flee the dropping temperatures. Unlike many beach towns, Fort Lauderdale doesn’t shut down. At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, there will be a grand total of seven locations at various centers and marinas, meaning you’ll also be spending a fair amount of time at the outdoor exhibitions.
For women, these Karen Walker Number One Round-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses are a stylish way to enjoy the sunshine state in its fullest. The oversized silhouette works particularly well for the upscale shops, world-class dining and luxury resorts that have come to characterize Fort Lauderdale in recent years. Crafted from tortoiseshell acetate, these pair of shades offer complete UV protection.
For the gentlemen, these Garrett Leight Hampton Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses are a wonderfully stylish option. The simple design ensures that you can wear every day of your stay without getting tired of them and with different outfit combinations and social settings. Inspired by the frames that have been frequented by military pilots, the Hampton frames are lightweight and subtle, and, of course, provide all the protection you need.
Venice of America
From the various special events to marvelling at the spectacular boats themselves, it’s not a stretch to say that you’ll spend your fair share of time overseas during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Outside of the show, Fort Lauderdale is dubbed the “Venice of America” for its jaw dropping marinas and riverfront which has a funny way of changing your perspective on the tropical city. Along any trip along the crystal clear ocean waters, you’ll spot ornate mansions and yachts by the dozen. Many companies offer luxury tours filled with scenic views of the pier and marina, beautiful Florida sunsets and beverage services that end in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
These Orlebar Brown Bulldog Mid-Length Swim Shorts are the perfect swimwear option that doubles as a sharply tailored and effortlessly cool style. Constructed from over 60 elements, the unique fabric makeup of the of the Bulldog shorts ensures that it will dry quickly. Complete the overseas outfit with the Orlebar Brown Cotton Terry Polo Shirt. Cut from a luxurious and absorbent terry cotton, this polo shirt is a wonderful resort getaway essential.
South Florida is one of the best diving destinations in North America. The Southeast Florida Reef Tract runs from the southern part of Miami all the way north to West Palm Beach while the Tenneco Towers, Hog Heaven and the Mercedes are the all popular underwater sites among advanced divers. Put quite simply, the Rolex Submariner is one of the top diving watches on the market. Since the model launched in 1963, it’s been present for some of the most daring underwater adventures of the 20th century. The Submariner is also the perfect nautical option when it comes to attending an exclusive event such as the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The cherry on top is that the iconic aesthetic of the Rolex Submariner is of the utmost elegance and sophistication when it comes to wrist apparel, a versatile option that will carry you from day to night.