Sarasota/Longboat Key

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Sarasota/Longboat Key

Unparalleled water adventure, dining, galleries, and shops take center stage in Sarasota

A constellation of beautiful barrier islands along Florida’s Gulf Coast
Vacation Type
Beachfront Resorts, Romance, Active, Family, Adventure
Nearest Airport
Sarasota Bradenton International


A violinist performs at Lido Beach Resort.

Opal Unpacked

Sarasota’s Best Live Music Venues

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.

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Your Guide to Sarasota, Florida

Beyond the white-sand beaches of this Gulf Coast gem is a sophisticated city sparkling with fine dining, fascinating art and science museums, and even the Big Cat Habitat. Sarasota’s top attractions are also easy to get to, making your Florida beach vacation a snap. Here are the Opal-curated picks for experiencing “Circus City”.

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Design in Detail: The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s New Look

Sleek marble, polished wood in all tones and hues, luxury navy blue carpets and tiling – these are just a few of the nautically rich details to look forward to in the soon-to-be-completed top-to-bottom renovation at The Resort at Longboat Key Club.

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Golf at The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Golf at The Resort at Longboat Key Club’s two iconic, top-rated courses. Harbourside Golf Course and the Links of Longboat Course feature 45 challenging holes alongside unforgettable views of the Gulf of Mexico.


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