Arts & Culture

Which Oktoberfest is Best for You?

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Oktoberfest may have originated in Bavaria, but the tradition is alive and well here in the States. Dust off your lederhosen for these five best Oktoberfests near Opal destinations.

Cuba, Curated: Day Trips to Havana from Sunset Key Cottages

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Take a quick trip to Cuba with Sunset Key Cottages’s turnkey, completely curated tour that brings travelers through the heart of Havana and has them home in time for dinner.

6 Last Chances for Summer

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Summer is winding down. Here, we list six quintessential experiences to squeeze into your summer bucket list before the season slips away.

Celebrating the Skies at the Adirondack Balloon Festival

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The timeless appeal behind ballooning, an experience Adirondack Balloon Company

Creative Ways to Beat the Heat in Opal Destinations

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As summer wears on, you may want to mix up your days beyond the pool and beach. We highlight alternative ways to keep cool in destinations near Opal Collection hotels.

Top Summer Events & What to Have in Tow

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Looking to live it up during these remaining months of summer? You’ll appreciate this piece on what to pack (albeit, some being more tongue-in-cheek) for these can’t-miss events near Opal destinations.

An Art-Themed Group Retreat to Clearwater Beach

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If you and your friends share an avid appreciation for art, then your next group retreat should be to Clearwater Beach where galleries, museums, and street installations are around every corner.

Day On, Day Off: Sunset Key Cottages & Key West

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We guide you through two days spent in Florida’s southernmost outpost – one reserved for living up luxuries on-resort at Sunset Key, and the other consumed with the can’t-miss things to do in nearby Key West.

The Nature Lovers’ Getaway Guide to Bar Harbor

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If you and your inner circle of friends are looking to escape the cacophony of city life for a collective retreat beside Mother Nature, there’s no better place than Bar Harbor.

Murky Origins: The Truth behind These Opal Destination Names

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Did Treasure Island actually ever contain buried treasure? Why was Key West’s original translation “bone island”? We reveal the true origins of these town names in popular Opal destinations.