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10 Top Events and Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, 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.

This or That: Florida’s East Coast vs. Gulf Coast

Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Naples, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We give you the lay of the land of both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and some highlights of each to define which is right for your next Florida beach vacation.

Your Special Birthday Bash Guide to Clearwater Beach

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

Is your friend’s – or maybe your own – 40th birthday coming up? Celebrate this milestone with a destination party in a locale you'll never forget. We have just the place…

Getting into Nature in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL

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

Yes, you’ll hit the beach on your Florida gulf vacation. But the Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg areas are also filled with some of Florida’s best parks.

The Girls’ Getaway Guide to Clearwater Beach

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

A girls’ getaway in Clearwater Beach balances beach time with deserted-island explorations, mural walking tours, and four-star cooking demos together.

Our Picks: 5 Top “Rooms with a View” within Opal

Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Oceans, mountain, or beach – we’ve rounded up five top rooms from across the Opal Collection that’ll make you want to plot some vacation time right now.

Marina Hopping down Florida’s Gulf Coast

Active, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Three of Florida’s best marinas are attached to Opal resorts. We break down where to tie up and what to do once you’ve done so.

Kicking Back at Opal’s Florida Beach Bars

Beach, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Sarasota/Longboat Key, Treasure Island|

Every oceanfront Florida vacation deserves some toes-in-the-sand sunset time at a beach bar. Here, we bring you inside Opal’s very own on both coasts.

Our Picks: Fun Fall Festivals

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

Exploring everything from hot-air ballooning to ski jumping amid prime foliage season to succulent stone crab is on our list of top fall festivals this year.

A Guide to Florida Stone Crab

Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples|

Every fall, Florida goes ga-ga for its stone crab claws. But there’s much more to this seasonal local delicacy than its succulent meat.