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The Clearwater Beach Family Bucket List

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Family, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

One of the top family resorts in Clearwater Beach, Sandpearl Resort gives you easy access to a frenzy of family-friendly to-dos on property – and off.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Winter

Active, Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

We dug deep into all Opal destinations in Florida, Maine,

Day On, Day Off: Treasure Island Beach Resort & St. Petersburg

Florida Gulf Coast, Treasure Island|

When it comes to staying on Florida’s Gulf Coast there are two ways to go about it, staying on resort and exploring the area. We show you the best way to experience St. Petersburg, by spending one day at the Treasure Island Beach Resort and another exploring town.

This or That: The Laureate Key West & Belleview Inn

Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

In December, Opal premiered two new Florida properties – one set in a restored historic property overlooking the Gulf a stone’s throw from Clearwater Beach, the other embodying a classic island lifestyle in one of the Florida Key’s most colorful destinations.

Street Smart: Lake Placid’s Main Street

Food & Drink, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Street Smart|

This one-mile stretch offers everything from boutiques carrying independent designers and food artisans, brand-name outlets, and Olympic attractions galore.

Day On, Day Off: Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa and Jensen Beach

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal Moments|

You may be surprised by how much you can fit into 48 hours in Jensen Beach. Here’s how to spend two days in this town once known as the “pineapple capital of the world” – one full day spent at Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, followed by a second day in town.

Must-See Stops Along the Northern Half of the Pinellas Trail

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Belleair and Belleview Inn are the perfect jumping off point to explore the northern stretch of this 38-mile linear bike trail that runs from St. Pete to Tarpon Springs.

Florida’s Gulf vs. Atlantic Beach Scene

Beach, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota/Longboat Key, Treasure Island|

When you think Florida, you think beach and ocean. But the state is home to two very distinct coastlines – the East Coast and the Gulf Coast – offering very different beach experiences for families, surfers, and fisherman. So which coast is the best destination for your vacation?

Alternative Thanksgiving Getaways in Opal Destinations

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

Dreaming of a stress-free Thanksgiving away, where there’s no cooking and no cleaning involved? Here are a few top alternative turkey-day dinners and events in Opal destinations to shape a last-minute stay around.

Best in “Bleisure:” How to Mix Business with Pleasure in Opal Destinations

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, Treasure Island|

“Bleisure” – a new term describing the act of mixing business and leisure travel – is booming. Luckily, these Opal properties are in the trend, too.