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The Best Sunglasses For Your First Vacation

Enjoying your best getaway starts with protecting your eyes.

Whether heading on a tropical island adventure, hitting the slopes, or teeing up for a golf weekend, first-time travelers should invest in a decent pair of sunglasses. Keeping the sun out of your eyes is obviously priority number one, but with so many smart and stylish options available—you may as well also look great doing it.


And of course, it's also important to find a pair that rest comfortably on your face. But with so many models tailored for men, women, or even unisex designs, it shouldn't be difficult to find just the right pair for you.

Ray-Ban Justin Rectangular Sunglasses
One great pair goes with any outfit. | Ray-Ban

For timeless fashion, you can't go wrong with these classic unisex rectangular-style frames that flatter nearly any face. Polarized lenses improve clarity and contrast while reducing glare and eye strain on even the sunniest days.

Oakley Women's Unstoppable Sunglasses
Out on the water or enjoying a sunset at the beachside bar, don't worry about switching accessories. | Oakley

For maximum performance and comfort, these lightweight, durable sunglasses feature patented High Definition Optics (HDO) that provide superior optical clarity and razor-sharp vision at every angle. For added protection, the plutonite lenses offer 100 percent UV Protection filtering of all UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful blue light.

Costa Del Mar Men's Rinconcito Sunglasses
Some styles were created with action and adventure in mind. | Costa

When you need eye protection for the most high-flying adventures, these polycarbonate frames pair impact, and scratch-resistance along with lightweight all-day comfort. The blue mirror polarized lenses are ideal for bright, full-sun situations on the open water and offshore.

Nike Golf Unrest Sunglasses
Certain situations call for certain styles, but a common necessity is comfort. | Nike

Because precision visual equipment can make the difference between winning and losing, these sunglasses can help take your golf game to the next level. Keep your eye on the ball with optics that deliver zero distortion straight ahead, as well as minimal distortion across the complete curve of the lens.

Kate Spade New York Women's Avaline Aviator Sunglasses
Some styles simply never get old. | Kate Spade

You'll be turning heads at the beach or resort with these classic aviator-style sunglasses that come in a variety of frame and lens colors so you can match them to your personal style. The UV protection coating will keep your eyes protected from the sun while looking fabulous.