Bar Harbor

How to Navigate Acadia National Park’s New Vehicle Reservations System

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

Here’s what you need to know about how to make a vehicle reservation online and common questions about the process answered.

6 of The Best Botanical Gardens in the US & Opal Destinations

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Health & Wellness, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Key West, Lake George, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Pop art woven among blooms, a royal garden cultivated for a king, and a Japanese-style sanctuary reimagined for the craggy coast of Maine. Consider seeking out these best botanical gardens rooted to Opal destinations for a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Your Gourmet, Stone-Cooked Pizza Primer from the Pros at Opal Restaurants

Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, New England Coast, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Think pizza-making may not require the same skill as, say,

Opal’s Guide to Stocking Your Home Bar for the Fall Season

Across Opal, Bar Harbor, Food & Drink|

Say sayonara to the spiked seltzers, palomas, mojitos, and crisp white wines of summer, and hello to some of our fall favorites – whiskeys, rum, liqueurs, and seasonal beers and wines – to start stocking up within your own bar.

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 12 Opal Properties Recognized in 2020’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Across Opal, Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Twelve Opal Collection properties were awarded Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

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 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.