My husband and 10 year old daughter plan to trave to GC in July - have not settled on a place but will for sure be on 7 mile beach, probably Marriot or Westin. I have a few questions - yes I know I could probably search around TA and find them all, but to spare a little time, I would like your help. First, my daughter is an avid outdoorsman (girl) who loves to do anything and everything outside. This will be her first snorkeling trip however, and wanted to know if the waters are calm enough for a beginner. Also, she loves, loves, LOVES, animals and critters of all sorts - is there enough for her to see there? Are there places besides stringray city that we should visit that she would enjoy?
Food......she doesn't eat much, but is very picky - typical cheesburger, nugget, quesadilla type kid. Can we find a few restaurants like that around? Are there some restaurants that are more budget friendly for a small family or are we going to be eating at expensive restaurants for every meal?
Shopping - are there some fun shops around?