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Travel tips/suggestions for southern Florida???

We are trying to think of something relatively modest to do for our kids' spring break this year and are thinking about a 4 or 5 day trip to Florida because it's drivable for us. We are open to either the Gulf or Atlantic coast. Want to be on the beach for a few days in either a decent hotel/resort or a VRBO/AirBnB. No interest in Orlando for this trip - have been before and one of the kids has a school trip to Disney around the same time anyway.

Am interested in a few things if anyone has ideas or suggestions:
- Specific places to stay.
- Activities other than sitting on the beach, including day trips. For example, we've thought about doing a day trip into the Everglades. Don't know that we are interested in fishing - just not really our thing - but wouldn't totally rule it out just as a reason to get out on the water, especially if we were virtually certain to have a good day of it in terms of actually catching some stuff.
- Specific to the Everglades idea, any particular things to do or see. Also, whether we'd be better off staying on the Gulf or Atlantic side of Florida.
- Other ideas??


Posted: 12/07/2017 at 2:28PM


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Current Thread:
Travel tips/suggestions for southern Florida??? -- Starmut 12/07/2017 2:28PM
  Watercolor/Seaside etc. are good for break -- ARKHOO 12/08/2017 10:05AM
  You forgot beautiful scenic Lehigh Acres :) -- rdm 12/08/2017 1:33PM
  Not sure who you're responding to... -- VOLnHOO 12/08/2017 2:32PM
  Being sarcastic. -- rdm 12/08/2017 2:57PM
  Ft.Myers/Sanibel -- VOLnHOO 12/08/2017 12:01PM
  Agreed. Beautiful area. ** -- Wahoos79 12/08/2017 10:10AM
  Second Sanibel -- rdm 12/07/2017 11:33PM
  How old are the kids? Are they into nature? ** -- PBCHoo 12/07/2017 3:57PM
  Son will be 15 and daughter will be 13 -- Starmut 12/07/2017 4:40PM
  Check out Jupiter, north of West Palm. -- PBCHoo 12/08/2017 09:46AM
  Florida is full of people who prey on tourists -- DevinSprite 12/07/2017 2:56PM
  Tough call with the hurricane last summer -- VignetteHoo 12/07/2017 2:33PM

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