Hello, we're taking a four-day cruise from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas, and I'd like to rent a car afterward and make a road trip around to St. Pete where we'd stay for a couple of days and then make our way to New Orleans before flying home to California.
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions about "must-see" spots along that route. We're into great hotels on beaches, good down-home ethnic dining, music, spectacular views, and history. As much as possible, we'd like to avoid huge crowds and "touristy" stuff. We have up to about 7 to 10 days to make the trip.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.