Food & Drink

Which Oktoberfest is Best for You?

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

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.

Dish in Demand: The Pan-seared Hogfish at Sea-Guini

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Opal Moments, St. Petersburg/Clearwater|

Meet the melt-in-your mouth key ingredient that stars in the wildly popular pan-seared hogfish at Opal Sands’s Sea-Guini, plus the recipe for you to take home.

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

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

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

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Beach, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Family, Florida East Coast & Keys, Food & Drink, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

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

Day On, Day Off: The Samoset Resort

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.

Top Craft Breweries along Florida’s “Gulp Coast”

Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

Gulf Coast? More like the “Gulp Coast,” thanks to the rise of Florida craft breweries popping up in Clearwater and St. Petersburg. We highlight five of our favorites.

National Picnic Month: Our Top 5 Picnic Spots

Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Lake George, Lake Placid, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks|

Grab your red checkered blanket. In honor of July being National Picnic Month, we point you to the best places for a picnic near Opal resorts.

Top Summer Events & What to Have in Tow

Active, Arts & Culture, Bar Harbor, Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Delray Beach/Boca Raton, Experiences, Florida East Coast & Keys, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, Jupiter/North Palm Beach, Key West, Lake George, Lake Placid, Naples, New England Coast, New York Adirondacks, Sarasota/Longboat Key, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Treasure Island|

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

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

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.

This or That: Maine’s Blueberry Mojito or Florida’s Coconut Daiquiri

Camden/Rockport/Rockland, Clearwater Beach, Florida Gulf Coast, Food & Drink, New England Coast|

We compare two creative cocktails – one served at Opal resorts in the Northeast, and one served at the resorts in Florida – plus their recipes to take home.