Florida Gulf Coast

Day On, Day Off: Treasure Island Beach Resort & St. Petersburg

Florida Gulf Coast, Treasure Island|

When it comes to staying on Florida’s Gulf Coast there are two ways to go about it, staying on resort and exploring the area. We show you the best way to experience St. Petersburg, by spending one day at the Treasure Island Beach Resort and another exploring town.

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.

Must-See Stops Along the Northern Half of the Pinellas Trail

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

Belleair and Belleview Inn are the perfect jumping off point to explore the northern stretch of this 38-mile linear bike trail that runs from St. Pete to Tarpon Springs.

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

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

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.

Best in “Bleisure:” How to Mix Business with Pleasure in Opal Destinations

Across Opal, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Naples, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, Treasure Island|

“Bleisure” – a new term describing the act of mixing business and leisure travel – is booming. Luckily, these Opal properties are in the trend, too.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Fall

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, 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, Key West, Lake George, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

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: 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.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Summer

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, 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, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

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