Arts & Culture

Murky Origins: The Truth behind These Opal Destination Names

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Naples, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Did Treasure Island actually ever contain buried treasure? Why was Key West’s original translation “bone island”? We reveal the true origins of these town names in popular Opal destinations.

5 Unexpected Highlights around Hutchinson Island

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, North Palm Beach, Opal Moments|

If you’re looking for things to do in Hutchinson Island and its neighboring town of Stuart, Florida, you’ll appreciate this slightly eclectic but can’t-miss mix of activities.

8 Things Your Kids Will Love About Lake Placid

Active, Arts & Culture, Experiences, Family, Food & Drink, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

Any parent knows that traveling with kids is an exercise in logistical planning. Not when you’re on a family vacation to Lake Placid, where the kid activities naturally abound.

Hidden Histories inside Opal Resorts

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

These Opal Hotels & Resorts host fascinating secret histories as contained in these particular artifacts and items – you just need to know where to look.

The Best Hands-On Learning Activities in Bar Harbor

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Experiences, Family, New England Coast|

When it comes to things to do in Bar Harbor, there’s a slew of hands-on learning highlights that transform places of study into places of play.

10 Top Events and Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

Active, Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New York Adirondacks, North Palm Beach, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We dug deep into all Opal destinations from Florida, Maine, and New York to build this list of top spring events and seasonal vacation ideas.

The Tennis Getaway Guide to Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

If yours is a group looking for a tennis vacation, look no further than The Resort at Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, one of Florida’s top tennis resorts.

The Family Reunion Guide to Treasure Island

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Treasure Island|

A family retreat headquartered at Treasure Island Beach Resort puts you within striking distance of John’s Pass Village in Madeira Beach, museums in St. Pete, and Busch Gardens in Tampa.

The Girls’ Getaway Guide to Lake George

Active, Arts & Culture, Experiences, Food & Drink, Lake George, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

A girls’ getaway in Lake George marries Adirondack outdoor adventure with rest and relaxation at The Sagamore Resort, secluded on its own private island.

The Family Reunion Guide to Longboat Key

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

A brand-new resort, an easy-to-reach location, and all the best multi-generational Sarasota activities? That’s just a few of the reasons why Longboat Key makes for the ultimate family reunion location.