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Best Florida Vacation Destinations
The quest for the best Florida vacation destinations is a common inquiry – and deeply researched topic – among our guests. So we did the legwork to deliver these curated selections tailored to various travel interests. Read More
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Your Guide to the Best of Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach
Halfway between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Atlantic Avenue is Delray Beach’s version of Worth Avenue or Las Olas Boulevard with – dare we say? – a little more attitude. We’ve got just the list of latest hotspots you must hit along this award-winning avenue. Read More
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Best Rooftop Bars on the Eastern Seaboard
If you’re looking for rooftop bars along the eastern coast of the US, we have six worthy waterside picks in Opal destinations, from Bar Harbor, Maine, down to Key West, Florida. Read More
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10 Experiences to Level Up Your Next Opal Escape
Opal Collection resorts and hotels are more than just luxurious places to lay your head. From private chef-led culinary events to hands-on outdoor adventures you’ll be raving about for years to come, here’s how our collection can craft and connect you to indelible experiences that discerning travelers covet. Read More
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Electric violinist Matt Dendy performs on the beach at Lido Beach Resort.

10 Best Live Music Venues in Sarasota, Florida

Matt Dendy knows a few things about the Sarasota music scene. Not only is he an acclaimed violinist – boasting a unique sound not typical for this stringed instrument – he's also a native who has played most major venues for an up-close and personal look at the best places to take in live tunes. Read More

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6 Last Chances for Summer

Summer may be winding down, but not before you make one more splash to send it out in style. Here, we list six quintessential experiences – from digging into a classic Downeast lobster dish in Bar Harbor, Maine, to a night out on the town in downtown Delray Beach, Florida – to eek into your summer bucket list before the season sneaks away. Read More

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The view of Frenchman Bay from Bar Harbor

A Coveted Coastal New England Road Trip

The beauty of a multi-day, 220-mile road trip up the craggy coast from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Bar Harbor, Maine isn’t just the plethora of enticing pit stops along the route – from high culture to scenic coves. It’s also the way that Opal properties serve as your easy and convenient overnight waypoints for piecing together one epic coastal cruise. Read More

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A happy couple during their beach ceremony at Edgewater Beach Hotel.

Your Naples, Florida Destination Wedding Guide

Considering a destination beach wedding? Naples, Florida might just be your perfect location for its small coastal town with plenty of to-dos and very classy, very luxurious feel. We sat down with a couple of brides who recently planned destination weddings in the seaside city to hear their experience, what they considered, as well as lessons learned. Read More

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A key lime pie set on a swirl of garnish.

A Delicious Debate: What’s the Best Key Lime Pie in Key West?

There’s no arguing that savoring this silky, sweet, and tart treat is a must-do when in Key West. What is up for debate, however, is the truly proper way to prepare the iconic pie. Luckily, there are a multitude of variations to dig into across the island – including two twists from our Opal resort restaurants – so grab your fork and find out which side of the fence your tastebuds stand. Read More

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