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Opal’s Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Award Winners

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Five Florida Opal Collection properties were awarded Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

5 Reasons Sunset Key Cottages is T+L’s “No. 1 Resort Hotel in Florida”

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments|

Why did this private Key West beach resort earn the title as the top-ranking resort in Florida by Travel + Leisure's World’s Best Awards? Let us count the reasons.

Get the Look: Clearwater’s Touch of Turquoise

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Style & Design|

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Our Favorite Opal Private Retreats

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Style & Design|

The idea of isolation takes on a different meaning when on vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Opal’s best on-property cabins, cottages, and other tucked-away spaces that marry supreme privacy with the ultimate escape.

A Southernmost Road Trip: Delray Beach to Key West on the Overseas Highway

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series|

A day-long road-trip journey to Mile Marker 0 via the “The Highway That Goes to Sea,” shouldn’t be done without experiencing these amazing pit stops.

Two Road Trips & Two Lakes in the New York Adirondacks

Active, Experiences, Lake George, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Road Trip Series|

Only an Upstate New York road trip can pack ancient gorges and lovely little farm stores paired with epic Adirondack views around every turn.

Coastal Distancing on Cruise Control: Clearwater Beach to Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We tasked the husband-and-wife couple behind the travel brand The League Collective with taking to the open road for a long weekend getaway. Their point A to point B? Clearwater Beach south to Sarasota along the Gulf Coast of Florida. The result? The perfect marriage of freewheeling and comfort-seeking.

5 Reasons Why Clearwater is America’s #1 Beach

Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast|

Sitting at the top of TripAdvisor’s 2018 “Best 25 Beaches in the United States” list, you’ll find none other than Clearwater Beach, which has been making waves with visitors for years. Here’s why.

Get the Look: Key West’s Cottage Chic

Florida East Coast & Keys, Key West, Style & Design|

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A How-to Guide for “Forest Bathing” At Home

Health & Wellness, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks|

Though new in the U.S., forest bathing has seemingly become a darling of wellness gurus overnight. So what is it, what are the benefits, and how can you try this therapy practice yourself? You just need some forest at your fingertips.