Florida Gulf Coast

ICYMI: What’s New at Treasure Island Beach Resort

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

(Above) © The League Collective Why this is the year

Our Picks: Opal Romantic Getaways

Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place to rekindle as a couple, we’ve got five OPAL destinations just for the two of you.

ICYMI: What’s New at Edgewater Beach Hotel

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

Haven’t been to Naples, Florida, in a while? Here’s what you’ve been missing, from a score of new health and wellness programs at Edgewater Beach Hotel to a sleek, new, and custom-built catamaran offering daily public cruises through Naples Bay, Port Royal, and the Gulf of Mexico in style.

ICYMI: What’s New at Sandpearl Resort

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

Why this is the year to reacquaint yourself with Sandpearl Resort and its surrounding attractions in Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

ICYMI: What’s New at Belleview Inn

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

Why this is the year to reacquaint yourself with Belleview Inn and its surrounding attractions in Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

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

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

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.

New Year’s Resolutions You Can Accomplish…by Vacationing

Across Opal, 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.

Henry Plant: The Florida Legend You Never Knew

Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast|

Henry Plant didn’t just build the original iteration of the hotel that is now The Belleview Inn. He’s the little-known individual responsible for kick-starting the development of Florida.

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 11 Opal Properties Recognized in 2019’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. Eleven Opal Collection properties were awarded

Inside Sarasota’s Wood Street Studio

Arts & Culture, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Across the country, more and more woodworkers are jumping on the urban lumber bandwagon by breathing new life into old wood destined for the dump. But only in Sarasota will you find an abundance of rare tree species and a man, named Dale Reike, who transforms it into stunning pieces that tell a unique story about this southwestern spot on the gulf.