My friends and I will be flying into Tampa,FL & staying at a friend's place there. Our trip will be 11/17/06-11/27/06.
1) Are there any nearby alternate airports to tampa,fl that we should consider which may result in a lower fare?
2) We are considering a trip to Orlando for 1 day, what are some of the must do's there?
3) Also planning on a few days in Miami, what are some of the must do's there? Which cruise is highly recommended for 2-3days? Is the keys better or bahamas?
4) What will the weather be like around that time? what is the general attire?
5) Which area has the best nightlife?
6) Restaurant recommendations for tampa, orlando & miami would be much appreciated.
7) How much is the sales tax?
8) Where are the best shopping spots?
9) Should I book my tickets now or wait?
10) Any recs for hotels in miami in a happening area?