Planning a road trip from north down to the Clearwater or St Pete or Treasure Island area. I've never been to the west coast of FL except for business so I'm looking for thoughts on vacationing in this area w two boys (9 and 11) and the wifey.
We're looking for:
1) long stretches of beach;
2) hotels (or condo) ideally on or very very close to beach,
3) fitness center
4) restaurants and shopping within walking (or close driving) distance - "things to do and see"
Let me know your impressions of these areas - looks like beachfront hotels in St Pete and Tr Island seem to be less expensive then Clearwater.