Arts & Culture

Where to Stay: The Capitana Key West

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The Capitana Key West, Key West’s newest boutique hotel opening in December of 2020, is inspired by the famous shipwrecks that dot the shores off the Florida Keys.

This or That: Opal Key Resort & Marina and The Capitana Key West

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This winter, Opal will add two more Key West, Florida, properties to its collection. But just because they share the same zip code, don’t think that that means they are carbon copies of each other. Read on to see what makes each of these gems uniquely Opal.

A Guest-Geared Guide to Opal’s Sweetest Hotel Suites

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We aren’t speaking in hyperbole when we say these rooms are our biggest and boldest. And we’re presenting them to you based on what type of grand retreat you’re looking book.

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.