DbacksRback wrote:....I went to Disney World a couple times?
That's also the closest thing to visiting Jacksonville for me, as well.
To be fair, the last time I visited Florida was as a teenager (Disney World/Orlando whereabouts) for about a week (less than 15 years ago). I got the impression that Central Florida is quite a dodgy place, from staying there nearly a week. Not dodgy in the sense that the place was suspiciously crime-ridden, but dodgy in that the place had a suspiciously relaxed vibe about it. For instance, I stayed in a relatively nice Hyatt hotel outside the Disney World premises. There's a bumper boats/miniature golf/go-kart complex, a gas station, and a mini-mall all comprised of restaurants that open at 6pm 'till Midnight... within walking distance of the hotel. During the day, barely a soul walking about and the only noise stirring was from a local business that specializes in helicopter trips of the area. Problem was, there was practically nothing else there besides the highway parallel to the hotel and swamp/marsh land as far as the eye could see. Personally, I thought Disney World was nice, although it's basically a much bigger version of the Disneyland complex I'm used to at home. Orlando was OK and to me, it had the similar vibe to the hotel and surrounding areas I was staying in at the time.
My experience in Florida probably isn't going to be of much help, but hey, better than no opinion, right?