We have lived in Florida for almost 8 years now. It still seems like a vacation! Sure it gets hot, but not really any hotter than the rest of the country in the summer. Our summer's just start earlier and end later. We lived through 3 hurricanes, one right after the other, our first couple of months here. We still love it. You will only find our ac on occasionally, if at all.
Today, just a mile from our home, we had lunch in a park by the water. It was beautiful, with a nice breeze off the water. And we can go as often as we like....paradise.