Florida Gulf Coast

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, 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.

7 Must-See Stops in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts

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

Located no more than 10 miles north of Sarasota proper

Sarasota’s Secret Surf Scene

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

When it comes to the best surfing in Florida, your mind likely goes to the East Coast stretch of the state. That’s not the case for waterman Juan Rodriguez, who, despite having surf all over the world, has always been partial to the surf scene of Sarasota.

Street Smart: Third Street South in Naples

Arts & Culture, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples, Street Smart|

Naples is known as Florida’s shopping Mecca. Here we explore the historic street in the heart of Old Naples that started it all.

Naples’s Novel Wellness Trend: Animal Yoga

Active, Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples, Opal Moments|

Downward dog and upward dog take on entirely new meanings when you perform the poses…with your dog. That’s just one of the ways the health mecca of Naples, Florida, is pioneering the trend of “animal yoga.”

Go with Your Gut: St. Pete’s Fermented Food Artisans

Destination Guides, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

The latest food trend to hit the foodie world has big fans in St. Petersburg, Florida. We look at the city’s many fermented food artisans and what their products – everything from pickled veggies to kombucha – bring to the table.

Christopher Still’s Public Art Guide to Clearwater

Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Florida Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

A native Floridian whose paintings grace the Smithsonian Institution, Christopher Still knows a thing or two about art – and boy, does it abound in Clearwater Beach.

Property in Perspective: Zota Beach Resort

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

One of Opal’s newer properties (it opened in spring if

Street Smart: Cleveland Street in Clearwater

Active, Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Street Smart|

Clearwater Beach is known for its artsy, beachy vibe, but

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 10 Opal Properties Recognized in 2018’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. Ten Opal Collection properties were awarded