I'll be in the area at the end of February of 2011. I have 3 day conference at Clearwater beach Sheraton. I want to come to Florida 2 days before the conference, to rent a car and explore the area a little (Salvador Dali museum etc.). I don't know what to do with car after that: to leave it for more 3 days to go some places on the evenings after confernece day, or to return it and just stay at the hotel and surrounding area. What is the traffic conditions at weekday evenings (after 5 pm), is it a lot of traffi jams? Where could you recommend to drive? I'm interested the mostly in sightseeing, less in the night life. So may be some places with special sunset? or interesting neon lights game? Any ideas?
Thank you in advance