Sarasota/Longboat Key

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 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.

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.

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.

5 Best Bike Routes in Opal’s Florida Destinations

Active, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Naples, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

For the vacationer who needs to move around – to get the heart pumping and explore a bit – we highlight the best bike trails to take your two wheels in Opal’s Florida destinations.

Dish in Demand: Grilled Australian Lamb Chops at Viento Kitchen + Bar

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The grilled lamb chops at Viento Kitchen + Bar at Zota Beach Resort embody the restaurant’s unique Florida-Mediterranean flavor. Here’s the story behind the dish, plus the recipe to take home.

Top Summer Events & What to Have in Tow

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Looking to live it up during these remaining months of summer? You’ll appreciate this piece on what to pack (albeit, some being more tongue-in-cheek) for these can’t-miss events near Opal destinations.

Ways to Keep Your Workouts Going in Opal Destinations

Active, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Lake George, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

While you could head to the hotel gym, there are always more creative “vacation workouts” that will keep your routine in check, while also getting you out and about in a destination.

Murky Origins: The Truth behind These Opal Destination Names

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Naples, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Did Treasure Island actually ever contain buried treasure? Why was Key West’s original translation “bone island”? We reveal the true origins of these town names in popular Opal destinations.

The Best Outdoor Summer Adventures in Every Opal Destination

Active, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, 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, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Summer is around the corner. Which means it's time to