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3 New Gulf Coast Florida Resorts Coming to Opal
Prepare to pack your bags for the Gulf Coast of Florida. Because it’s soon to be the home of Opal’s three newest and – dare we say? – most novel properties. Read More
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7 Fun Facts About Maine You Never Knew
Maine is the first state to see sunlight daily, but did you know exact spots vary year-round? Or that, after lobsters and blueberries, potatoes are also a leading state export? If you think you know Maine, it might be time to brush up on your knowledge. Read More
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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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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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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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Morning Glory: 12 Best Ways To Start Your Day

Start your day off right, and the rest of it will fall into place. Luckily, Opal hotels boast a myriad of top-notch early-morning experiences sure to get you out your hotel room quickly. From standout breakfasts to scenic yoga sessions, here are the best things to do before the clock strikes 12 (p.m.). Read More

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Name That Opal: Design in Detail

Just like our expansive and diverse Opal Collection footprint that extends from coastal Maine through the Florida Keys, the design and style within each of our 22 properties are far from uniform. Each destination has its own story to tell, culture to celebrate, and history to pay homage… Read More

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7 Winter Hikes in Sun and Snow

Winter doesn’t mean an end to hiking season. In Florida, the Adirondacks, and Maine, it’s an ideal time to take to the trails. Bald Mountain [Camden, ME] Located just a 20-minute drive from downtown Camden, this is the ideal introductory winter hike. The wide, gradual path to the top… Read More

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