Sarasota/Longboat Key

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?

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

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.

5 Signature Opal Dishes You Must Try

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

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.

Street Smart: Sarasota’s Palm Avenue

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

When it comes to things to do in Sarasota, Florida, there’s no better place to spend a morning or afternoon soaking up the chic shopping experience than this popular stretch of Palm Avenue.

High Spirits: 5 Booming Florida Distilleries

Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Thanks to loosening laws, more and more Florida craft distillers have opened shop over the last few years. Here are a few based near Opal destinations.

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.

Top Things to Do in Sarasota in November and December

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

Shooting stars, seasonal beer, and a holiday block party are just a few reasons to visit Sarasota during these cooler 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.

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.