Arts & Culture

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

5 Reasons Sunset Key Cottages is T+L’s “No. 1 Resort Hotel in Florida”

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments|

Why did this private Key West beach resort earn the title as the top-ranking resort in Florida by Travel + Leisure's World’s Best Awards? Let us count the reasons.

Opal’s Travel + Leisure 2020 World’s Best Award Winners

Across Opal, Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Five Florida Opal Collection properties were awarded Travel + Leisure’s 2020 World’s Best Awards. So what’s all the fuss about?

A Southernmost Road Trip: Delray Beach to Key West on the Overseas Highway

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Opal Moments, Road Trip Series|

A day-long road-trip journey to Mile Marker 0 via the “The Highway That Goes to Sea,” shouldn’t be done without experiencing these amazing pit stops.

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.

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.

A Tale of Two Coasts: Sampling Both Sides of Florida on an Open Stretch of Road

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Naples, Road Trip Series|

A three-day road trip down the lower half of Florida’s Atlantic Coast, then across the northern section of the Everglades to the Gulf, means you get the best of both worlds: the East Coast’s waves and nightlife action and the Gulf Coast’s wildlife and sugar-sand beaches.

ICYMI: What’s New at The Resort at Longboat Key Club & Longboat Key

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

(Above) © @theweekendfox, Katherine Fox Haven’t been to Longboat Key

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.

ICYMI: What’s New at Lido Beach Resort & Sarasota

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Haven’t been to Sarasota, Florida, in a while? Here’s what you’ve been missing, from Lido Beach Resort’s all-new Drift Kitchen & Bar to a landmark modern art museum that has garnered attention from The New York Times.