Clearwater Beach

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 12 Opal Properties Recognized in 2020’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Across Opal, Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Twelve Opal Collection properties were awarded Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

Your Golf Bucket List: Top 5 Historic Holes You Must Play at Belleair Country Club

Active, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Just as the Belleview Inn pays tribute to its history as a Gilded Age Gulf icon, the two historic Donald Ross-designed golf courses at the neighboring Belleair Country Club evoke a flashback to the days when clubs were wooden and golf knickers were de rigueur.

Alfresco Eating: Our Favorite Opal Outdoor Dining Experiences

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

(Above) © The League Collective, @leaguetravels Dining in an outdoor setting

5 End-of-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?

Our One-Day Itinerary to the Best of Belleview Inn & Beyond

Active, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments|

While the on-site plethora of pastimes is enough to keep you busy at Belleview Inn, sister property, Sandpearl Resort, also brings guests a little bit of Clearwater Beach.

Our Favorite Outdoor Fire Pit Experiences at Opal Resorts

Across Opal, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Treasure Island|

These seven Opal resorts offer fire pit experiences that are nothing like your average campfire – but you can still feel free to toast marshmallows.

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.

Get the Look: Clearwater’s Touch of Turquoise

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Style & Design|

Noticing a room in your home in need of a

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.