I get confused by TA policies at times cause to me, it makes sense to find a similar post to what I'd like to ask and continue the discussion there instead of starting multiple posts all asking the same thing. However, when I've done that before, I've been told to start my own post. Therefore, I apologize for the repetitive nature of my questions.
A friend of mine (widow) and I would like to vacation somewhere warm, beachy, kid friendly and safe either this fall or next spring. Through research, I'm considering Florida and specifically the gulf as apparently, the beaches and water are better than the Atlantic.
I understand there are quite a few resort towns like Seaside, Blue Mountain, Watercolor, etc., and wondered which or if any, would be recommended. I think a 2 - 3 bdrm condo/cottage or nice resort/hotel would be nice. I'd like to spend about $200-250 night each max. Is this doable? At Watercolors it appears not.
I'd like to be walking to a beach, heated pool, kitchen or kitchenette in suite as eating out 3 times a day with 2 toddlers? No thanks! Near to other activities for when not on beach or weather/mood isn't up for more beach or pool, decent dining options and access to babysitting services or a kids club would be great. I want my friend to enjoy herself and sometimes moms need "me" time and girl time.
I am a little picky and have spent $500 night on hotel rooms but Canada can be pricey. I don't want to be crazy spending money nor force my friend to spend too much. However- cleanliness is number one priority.
Any advice? Suggestions? Stay away froms??? Please help.