Have a few days off at Christmas (Dec 29-Jan2) and thinking of going somewhere warm with the kids (19 and 10). All inclusives are tough to find (and expensive) for 4 nights. Decided possibly Florida (not Orlando) but St Petersurg, Clearwater, Miami, Tampa, something like that and need ideas on which one is best. Son wants to see stuff. Daughter wants to hang out by the pool/beach so hoping to do some sightseeing stuff in the morning when it's cooler and then spending the afternoon at the pool/beach.
What would be the best area to go?
In that best area, looking for hotel that hopefully has family suites, or two rooms to accomodate the four of us. Would like hotel to have a pool and hopefully be on or near a beach. If the hotel has breakfast included, that would be great but not mandatory.
Things to do: dolphin/whale watching? Miami everglades tour?
Don't really want to do Busch Grds since it will likely be super busy.
Any ideas/suggestions would be great