Arts & Culture

Top Things to Do in Naples, Florida, in February & March

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Only during the months of February and March in Naples will you find the best shelling along the coast, the sweetest stone crab, and hundreds of migratory bird species flying overhead.

Top Things to do on Hutchinson Island during March & Beyond

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Singing alligators, sunset drives, and Florida’s largest amateur surf festival are just a few reasons to visit Hutchinson Island during these select months.

Henry Plant: The Florida Legend You Never Knew

Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast|

Henry Plant didn’t just build the original iteration of the hotel that is now The Belleview Inn. He’s the little-known individual responsible for kick-starting the development of Florida.

Where to Stay: Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa

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4 Landmarks to Live Up Key West’s Literary Past

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The history of Key West has been marked by the comings and goings of many literary greats, from Ernest Hemingway to Judy Blume. Here’s how you can walk in their footsteps…beyond just a visit to the oh-so-obvious Hemingway House on Whitehead Street.

Your Best Key West Fest

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For such a small island – sizing in at just 8 square miles – Key West sure knows how to go big when it comes to parties. That’s perhaps best demonstrated in the never-ending merry-go-round of eclectic annual festivals that call this southernmost outpost home. Here’s a look at the upcoming conch-blowing contests, Hemingway look-alikes, and mind-blowing masquerades to frame a future visit around.

Inside Sarasota’s Wood Street Studio

Arts & Culture, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

Across the country, more and more woodworkers are jumping on the urban lumber bandwagon by breathing new life into old wood destined for the dump. But only in Sarasota will you find an abundance of rare tree species and a man, named Dale Reike, who transforms it into stunning pieces that tell a unique story about this southwestern spot on the gulf.

Street Smart: SW Flagler Avenue in Stuart, Florida

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Wondering what to do in Stuart, Florida? Start on SW Flagler Avenue – we’ll take it from there.

Behind the Brushstrokes: Belleview Inn’s “Queen on the Gulf” Still Life

Arts & Culture, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Florida Gulf Coast, Opal Moments|

There are some 50-odd items and artifacts packed into this 72- by 60-inch still life hanging in the lobby of Belleview Inn by master Florida artist Christopher Still that pay homage to the inn’s illustrious history. While we can’t cover all of them in this one blog post, here are a special few to pay attention to.

This or That: Delray Beach vs. Boca Raton

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Delray Beach and Boca Raton, though located less than 10 miles from each other, offer distinctly different vibes. We compare the two for guests staying right in the middle of it all – at Delray Sands Resort.