As always any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time.
My wife and I will be in florida the first week of October. We will start the trip in and or around Tampa for our first night and day. We will then drive across to Orlando where we will spend 3 nights 3 days in and around Orlando. After Orlando we will drive south on the east coast ending up in Key West for the remainder of our trip and then fly out of Fort Laurederdale.
I am hoping to make our trip as memorable as possible and need any help with the following. Please keep in mind when making suggestions that we do not mind traveling. Traveling for us is part of the adventure. We do not set plans and will let the wind take us as it may for most of this trip.
Activities we would like to do while in florida
Swim w/ the manatees
Take an airboat tour (swampland)
Local night life and or eateries
Cuisine we would like to experience (we like non-commercialized places. Places typically the locals only know about)
Best places for Cuban food
Best places for fresh seafood
Must eat places along our Journey
Romantic spots for dinner, a walk or just for the view
Finally an spots in South Florida that are must sees. Any coast towns that are a must to experience and any activities that I have not previously mentioned that are absolute must does.
Once again thank you for any and all help.