Florida Gulf Coast

Our Picks: Top Fireworks and Celebrations for the Fourth of July

Bar Harbor, Destination Guides, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

From southern Florida’s largest display to a Fourth set in

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.

The Art of Making Your Own Sushi

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

Chef de cuisine at Sandpearl Resort’s Caretta on the Gulf provides a primer to making the Japanese delicacy at home.

8 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

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.

Top Things to Do in Sarasota in May & June

Active, Arts & Culture, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Rare blooming flowers, tarpon fishing season, and Andy Warhol are just a few reasons to visit Sarasota during these select summer months.

Top Things to Do in Clearwater/St. Petersburg from March through May

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

Only during these months in Clearwater and St. Pete, Florida, will you find MLB spring training, monarch butterflies galore, and a 10-day sand-sculpting festival.

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Accomplish…by Vacationing

Active, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Exercise more, learn a new skill, travel more. If these sound like your kind of New Year’s resolution ideas, then we’ve got the perfect ways you can actually accomplish them – while taking a vacation, to boot.

Day On, Day Off: Edgewater Beach Hotel & Naples

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Naples, Opal Moments|

We describe how you can maximize two days in Naples, Florida, with one day spent exclusively on property at the Edgewater Beach Hotel and the other consumed with the can’t-miss things to do in town.

Day On, Day Off: Sarasota & Zota Beach Resort

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

Here, we map out two full days in Sarasota, Florida – one spent exclusively on-property at Zota Beach Resort; the next, a full day in town.

Top Things to Do in Naples, Florida, in February & March

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Only during the months of February and March in Naples will you find the best shelling along the coast, the sweetest stone crab, and hundreds of migratory bird species flying overhead.