Bar Harbor

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Property in Perspective: Harborside Hotel, Spa & Marina

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

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