My wife and I, plus our 3 kids (10, 6, 3) are planning to drive from Wisconsin to Florida panhandle for weeklong low-maintenance vacation between April 12-19. We've never been to the area. I've looked through the forum and I am having a hard time choosing a city. We'd like to spend most of our time on the beach "hanging out." We're open to 2 or 3 days of sight-seeing but overall prefer not to drive too much. Kids would enjoy seeing dolphins, a boat ride, and maybe some snorkeling (not too adventurous). Pensacola seems to have nice beaches and some sightseeing options. Destin seems to be quite developed for tourists. Seagrove sounds quieter. We would prefer to avoid a wild college/high-school spring break scene -- do you think that crowd will have died down by our trip?
Thanks for your help in focusing our search.