We're planning a family trip to Fort Meyers area in March/April 2010 (kids are 12 and 8) and I'm trying to decide what area to stay in. I'd originally thought Sanibel - but I'm concerned about the traffic, as we have several day trips planned, so would be on/off the island a fair amount. I've heard traffic across the causeway can get pretty bad.
We'll be there for 10 days, and will take in a couple of spring training games (Twins fans!), probably a day-trip up to Tampa to go to Busch Gardens, and another day trip to the Everglades. This will be the kids' first trip to a beach, so I want to choose a great one - but on the other hand, it's not like we'll just be spending the whole week at the beach either.
Also, while I know every place will be crowded during spring break, if there are some places that are better than others crowdwise, I'd love to hear.
Would love to hear everyone's recommendations!!