My husband and kids (9 & 12) will be visiting Florida in late July. Our plan is 2-3 days in Olando followed by 4-5 days of relaxing beach time on the west coast. We did this last summer and spent the 2nd half of our vacation on Cocoa Beach. We had a nice time but, Cocoa Beach was much too commercial for our tastes.
From what I've read Sanibel is very appealing to me but, I'm concerned about the long drive from Orlando. I'd prefer to keep the drive between 1-2 hours. Any tips, suggestions and or feedback on Siesta Key vs. Sanibel would be appreciated.
We are looking for great beaches with minimal commercial areas.