Florida East Coast & Keys

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Winter

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Fall

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

Where to Stay: The Laureate Key West

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

Key West’s newest retreat summons inspiration from the literary icons who have called the island home.

Where to Stay: Belleview Inn

Florida East Coast & Keys, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Where to Stay|

Opening in December of 2018, Belleview Inn is a preserved piece of a Queen Anne-style hotel that was originally built in 1897.

5 Signature Opal Dishes You Must Try

Across Opal, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

We polled a handful of Opal’s restaurant kitchens to bring you this list of most-ordered dishes – and to get you thinking (and drooling) about your next Opal meal in the process.

Key West’s Classic Landmarks & Their Hidden Counterparts

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

If you’ve checked every box next to Key West’s most popular landmarks, these similar – but lesser-known – highlights are as worthy of a look.