Family

7 Must-See Stops in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts

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

Located no more than 10 miles north of Sarasota proper

Day On, Day Off: The Samoset Resort & Rockport

Active, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Experiences, Family, Food & Drink, New England Coast, Opal Moments|

When it comes to things to do in Rockport, Maine, we have the perfect ways to spend two days – the first occupied with the offerings at The Samoset Resort; the second, a full day in town.

Rare Rocks: Inside Jupiter Island’s One-of-a-Kind Blowing Rocks Preserve

Active, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Opal Moments|

Celebrating five decades of protection in 2019, Jupiter’s Blowing Rocks Preserve is considered one of The Nature Conservancy’s proudest achievements – and most fascinating stretches of restored barrier island habitats in all of Florida.

Jensen Beach’s Best Boating Tours

Active, Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Jupiter/North Palm Beach|

From fishing charters to airboat tours to brunch, we explore five ways to hit the waves around Jensen Beach and Port St. Lucie.

Condé Nast–Confirmed: 10 Opal Properties Recognized in 2018’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Active, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

The people have spoken. Ten Opal Collection properties were awarded

The Clearwater Beach Family Bucket List

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Clearwater Beach, Destination Guides, Experiences, Family, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

One of the top family resorts in Clearwater Beach, Sandpearl Resort gives you easy access to a frenzy of family-friendly to-dos on property – and off.

7 Reasons to Visit Opal Destinations This Winter

Active, Arts & Culture, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Opal Moments, Sarasota/Longboat Key|

We dug deep into all Opal destinations in Florida, Maine,

Day On, Day Off: Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa and Jensen Beach

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Opal Moments|

You may be surprised by how much you can fit into 48 hours in Jensen Beach. Here’s how to spend two days in this town once known as the “pineapple capital of the world” – one full day spent at Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, followed by a second day in town.

Must-See Stops Along the Northern Half of the Pinellas Trail

Active, Arts & Culture, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Belleair and Belleview Inn are the perfect jumping off point to explore the northern stretch of this 38-mile linear bike trail that runs from St. Pete to Tarpon Springs.

Florida’s Gulf vs. Atlantic Beach Scene

Beach, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Hutchinson Island/Jensen Beach, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota/Longboat Key, Treasure Island|

When you think Florida, you think beach and ocean. But the state is home to two very distinct coastlines – the East Coast and the Gulf Coast – offering very different beach experiences for families, surfers, and fisherman. So which coast is the best destination for your vacation?