New England Coast

Alfresco Eating: Our Favorite Opal Outdoor Dining Experiences

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

(Above) © The League Collective, @leaguetravels Dining in an outdoor setting

5 End-of-Summer Sundowner Cocktails to Sip On

Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments|

The days are cooling, the sun is setting earlier. Summer is taking its last gasps as we speak. So what better way to say farewell to the season than over a poolside sundowner cocktail at these various Opal properties?

5 Ways to Best Take Advantage of the Storied Bar Harbor Club & Pool House

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Experiences, Family, Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, New England Coast, Opal Moments|

Guests of West Street and Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina don’t always realize the amazing amenity they have access to when they stay here: the Bar Harbor Club, holding more than just Gilded Era history, but amazing ways to make the most out of your Bar Harbor vacation

Our Favorite Outdoor Fire Pit Experiences at Opal Resorts

Across Opal, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Florida Gulf Coast, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Treasure Island|

These seven Opal resorts offer fire pit experiences that are nothing like your average campfire – but you can still feel free to toast marshmallows.

Our Favorite Opal Private Retreats

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Style & Design|

The idea of isolation takes on a different meaning when on vacation. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of Opal’s best on-property cabins, cottages, and other tucked-away spaces that marry supreme privacy with the ultimate escape.

Finding Maine Along Coastal Route 1

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Road Trip Series|

During a three-day road trip up the coast of Maine, from Penobscot Bay to Bar Harbor, our writer and New England native, Maggie Wallace, attempts to show her “from-away” friend that there’s more to this state than just lobster. In the process, she receives some schooling of her own.

This or That: Maine’s Blueberry Mojito or Florida’s Coconut Daiquiri

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Opal's Own Recipes, This or That|

We compare two creative cocktails – one served at Opal resorts in the Northeast, and one served at the resorts in Florida – plus their recipes to take home.

Get the Look: Maine’s Modern Nautical

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Style & Design|

Noticing a room in your home in need of a bit of a refresh? Taking a page from the design of Samoset Resort’s newly renovated guest rooms.

The 2020 Opals: The Best of Arts & Culture in Opal Destinations

Across Opal, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Key West, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

Awards season may be over, but we’ve still got our own crop of statues to hand out to a few of the outstanding arts and culture institutions in and around Opal destinations.

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.