Needing advice and tips on taking a family vacation to Fort Myers Beach area. We would go Friday March 7th through Sunday March 16th 2014. We have 3 daughters 20, 15 and 12. We like nice white sandy beaches, going for walks or biking, shopping, casual restaurants and close to the action.
We would like to rent either a condo/ cottage or apartment (whichever would be cheapest) but do want to be on the beach. We do not do vacations like this often so would love to be right on the beach, oceanfront, but anything with a kitchen. Any advice on staying on the north or south end of Fort Myers Beach? We would like to be within walking distance of shops and entertainment. Is the north or south end better?
We are thnking of goinig to Sanibel a day and maybe Siesta Key Beach a day.
I have read Siesta Key beach is rated #1 for a white sandy beach, so would it be worth the drive there??
We would stay on Fort Myers Beach for 6 or 7 days, and then possibly driving to the Florida Keys for 2 nights. Maybe even staying overnight 1 night along the drive since its about a 6 or 7 hour drive. We would like to end up at Key West. We could stay anywhere there- even a cheap motel, but clean. Is this too much to consider in one trip? We have a total of 10 days. Is there more things to do in Key West then Fort Myers Beach? Should we stay longer in the Keys and make Fort Myers Beach a shorter trip?
Any advice and ideas would be greatly appreciated! Affordable places to stay, the must see and do list, and casual restaurants.
Thanks so much!!!