So, we are headed down to Orlando to visit with Cinderella and the gang over Christmas and New Years. We would like to spend 4 days at the Disney theme parks and then take a 3 day break and spend another 3 days at the parks before flying back home.
For the 3 day break (from Disney), we would like to take a trip out somewhere. We wanted the trip to be within 2/3 hour distance from Orlando (traveling with two kids, 2 & 5). We wanted to see some beaches and were thinking Daytona Beach for a day or maybe the other side; Clearwater (or something else)? Since we have never been to Florida, we would really like some suggestions for this. Considering its December, weather will be cold at the beach, so after spending a day at the beach, we would like to visit some small touristy type town(s): Something like Solveng, Santa Barbra, CA etc.
Appreciate your suggestions.