My wife and I are going to Florida next month to scout out winter rentals for next year. We have been planning on going to Naples (we have friends there), but our son and his wife, who vacation in St Pete almost yearly, say that we are making a mistake by not checking it out as well. We are looking for locations walking distance, if not directly on, the beach. And we also would like to be able to walk (or short drive) to restaurants and shopping. Any advice on areas or neighborhoods that we should check out would be appreciated. I've been on a few condo rental sites, which tout various areas by name, but I've never been to St. Pete so none of it means much to me. Also, if anyone has spent time in St Pete and Naples, I would appreciate input on the virtues of one over the other. Thank you.