New England Coast

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

5 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?

A Photographer’s Guide to Seeing the Best of Bar Harbor

Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Experiences, New England Coast|

Maine-native and photography-guru, Greg Hartford offers up some of his favorite places to wile away a day in Bar Harbor and beyond.

A Primer on The Porcupines Islands of Bar Harbor’s Frenchman Bay

Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Experiences, New England Coast|

At the top of the list of things to do in Bar Harbor, Maine, for kayakers looking to experience some rugged Downeast mother nature, The Porcupine Islands clustered around Bar Harbor are a curious collection of evergreen-spiked domes with a unique history, to boot.

Design in Detail: Samoset Resort’s New Look

Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Family, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Property in Perspective|

Shiplap walls, stunning Midcoast Maine photography from a local artist, decorative wooden paddles – these are just a few of the nautically rich details to look forward to in the recent 178-room refresh at Samoset Resort.

Street Smart: Rockland’s Main Street

Active, Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Family, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Street Smart|

When it comes to things to do in Rockland, Maine, there’s no better place to explore than the town’s Main Street, a one-mile stretch through downtown that feels perfectly warm and familiar to New Englanders and outsiders alike.

Sculpting Steeds: Richard Allen’s Driftwood Art of Midcoast Maine

Arts & Culture, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences|

Ever noticed driftwood on the beach? Rockland artist Richard Allen certainly does. Such knobby, bleached pieces serve as the medium for his stunning, life-size horse sculptures which are taking the Rockland/Rockport/Camden area by storm.

Property in Perspective: Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

Bar Harbor, Family, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Property in Perspective|

With their new wall-to-wall renovations, Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina is doubling down on family fun.

This or That: Maine or the Motherland

Bar Harbor, Food & Drink, New England Coast|

While Bar Harbor restaurants Stewman’s Lobster Pound and Paddy’s Irish Pub offer cuisines that are world’s away from each other, what unites them is their approach to the authentic.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Spring

Across Opal, 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.