St. Petersburg/Clearwater

Opal Unpacked: Unwrapping The Best Guest Moments of 2021

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, 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, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Opal Unpacked is unwrapping the top #MyOpalMoment posts shared by guests in 2021. Here’s a look back at 21 posts, across each of our 21 properties that highlight your year of fun and fabulous times with Opal. Did your post make it into this year’s top moments? 

QUIZ: Your Next Opal Collection Destination

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Destination Guides, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, 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, Where to Stay|

With 21 unique Opal Collection properties dotting the East Coast from Bar Harbor, Maine to the Florida Keys, we’re sure this quick quiz will lead you to an amazing trip, and possibly add a few new items to your bucket list.

Inside the New St. Pete Pier

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

Bigger and better than ever, this district over the water offers excitement, leisure, and dining for guests of all ages, all year long!

3 Places to Take Your Belleview Inn Breakfast Picnic

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

After a restful night’s sleep amid the Victorian-era appointments of

Gulfport, Florida: A Hidden Gem Just in Sight of St. Pete

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

© All photos courtesy of Larry Busby via Visit Gulfport

Hidden History in Plain Sight: Inside the Artifacts of Belleview Inn’s Morton Reading Room

Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

On display in the Morton Meeting Room of the reimagined

My Belleview Inn Memory: Secret Service, the Cabana Club, and Golf & Glamour

Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

If these walls could talk, they’d whisper stories about past presidents wandering these halls, weddings taking place generation after generation within the ballrooms, special anniversary dinners, and more. But alas, walls cannot talk. Luckily, these longtime locals can.

A Guest-Geared Guide to Opal’s Sweetest Hotel Suites

Active, Arts & Culture, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Lake George, Lake Placid, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We aren’t speaking in hyperbole when we say these rooms are our biggest and boldest. And we’re presenting them to you based on what type of grand retreat you’re looking book.

Your Golf Bucket List: Top 5 Historic Holes You Must Play at Belleair Country Club

Active, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Just as the Belleview Inn pays tribute to its history as a Gilded Age Gulf icon, the two historic Donald Ross-designed golf courses at the neighboring Belleair Country Club evoke a flashback to the days when clubs were wooden and golf knickers were de rigueur.

Coastal Distancing on Cruise Control: Clearwater Beach to Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

We tasked the husband-and-wife couple behind the travel brand The League Collective with taking to the open road for a long weekend getaway. Their point A to point B? Clearwater Beach south to Sarasota along the Gulf Coast of Florida. The result? The perfect marriage of freewheeling and comfort-seeking.