Hello- we are thinking of taking a 10-day Florida vacation in December and will probably fly into Tampa. We are a couple aged 39&41 so don't plan to head to Orlando for the parks. Instead we'd like to base ourselves in 3 or 4 places down the Gulf coast staying maybe 2- 3 nights in each, ending up back in Tampa. Can anyone suggest a good itinerary, probably including Sanibel island?
We'd like to stay in beach resorts but prefer the small & quirky to large towns. To give an idea of what suits us, last year we spent time in Key West & loved it, but didn't enjoy Miami Beach. We'd like to see lovely beaches & stay in small hotels where we can walk out to restaurants & bars in the evening.
Any ideas greatly appreciated!