Florida East Coast & Keys

4 Landmarks to Live Up Key West’s Literary Past

Active, Arts & Culture, Destination Guides, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink|

The history of Key West has been marked by the comings and goings of many literary greats, from Ernest Hemingway to Judy Blume. Here’s how you can walk in their footsteps…beyond just a visit to the oh-so-obvious Hemingway House on Whitehead Street.

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 11 Opal Properties Recognized in 2019’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Across Opal, Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Eleven Opal Collection properties were awarded

Your Best Key West Fest

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For such a small island – sizing in at just 8 square miles – Key West sure knows how to go big when it comes to parties. That’s perhaps best demonstrated in the never-ending merry-go-round of eclectic annual festivals that call this southernmost outpost home. Here’s a look at the upcoming conch-blowing contests, Hemingway look-alikes, and mind-blowing masquerades to frame a future visit around.

5 Summer Sundowner Cocktails to Sip On

Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

The days are cooling, the sun is setting earlier. Summer is taking its last gasps as we speak. So what better way to say farewell to the season than over a poolside sundowner cocktail at these various Opal properties?

5 Nature Preserves & Parks in Jensen Beach to Suit Your Style

Active, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach|

Are you big into birding? Or perhaps have the kids

Exploring Jupiter on Two Wheels

Active, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Jupiter/North Palm Beach|

Bicycling can allow you to experience a destination in a richer way than if you’re confined to a car. And thanks to Jupiter’s wide bike lanes, it’s easy to pedal to many points of interest, straight from the hotel.

Street Smart: SW Flagler Avenue in Stuart, Florida

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Wondering what to do in Stuart, Florida? Start on SW Flagler Avenue – we’ll take it from there.

This or That: Delray Beach vs. Boca Raton

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Delray Beach and Boca Raton, though located less than 10 miles from each other, offer distinctly different vibes. We compare the two for guests staying right in the middle of it all – at Delray Sands Resort.

7 Best Places to Eat in Key West

Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West|

If you came to Key West, you likely looking to experience the local flavor. And there are no more flavorful joints that these amazing Key West restaurants.

The Hunt for the “Grey Ghost:” How to Catch a Bonefish in the Florida Keys

Active, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Key West|

May and June signal the start of bonefish season in the Keys. But this coveted sportfish isn’t nicknamed the “Grey Ghost” and “Silver Bullet” for no reason.