Located in central Florida’s Osceola County, along the shore of Lake Tohopekaliga, which is locally referred to as Lake Toho. Kissimmee is home to some of that state’s largest and most popular attractions and is equidistant from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Of all of Florida’s popular family destinations, Walt Disney World may be the most well-known; for those visiting Kissimmee with children, it deserves a top spot on your itinerary. Kissimmee is just minutes away from everything you need for the perfect vacation. Whether you want to spend a day at a theme park, kayak, shop, see the sights by bicycle, eat all the best food or chill by the pool you can do it all here. This city is well known for No booking fee vacation rentals.
This is a place where thrills and fun are plenty, luxuries are many and there is an abundance of ways to explore nature and all that a Florida vacation has to offer. Kissimmee’s holiday accommodation options (a vast array cabins, condos, apartments, cottages, and luxury villas with private pools) are an idyllic place to return to after a day of soaking up the fun and thrills of world-famous theme parks.
You could spend a thousand hours in Kissimmee and still feel like it was too short, there is so much to see and do there. Yet, Kissimmee is great for couples of all ages as well, year-round-sunshine and luxury living.
Main Attractions at Kissimmee
Whether you are visiting with friends or on a gateway with family, you will be amazed at the activities that you can fit into the itinerary during your Kissimmee vacation. While in Kissimmee you must visit Lake Toho for amazing wildlife and picture-postcard scenery, because it is nice to get out and enjoy the counties sunshine, and Kissimmee’s carefully preserved natural environment and various outdoor attractions offer visitors a chance to reconnect with nature!
Being by the waters deep blue depths feels as though you are on a tiny ocean, and there are plenty of things to do on and around the lake, if you’ve never experienced an airboat ride, this is the perfect place to do it – a truly fantastic Floridian experience.
Old Town Kissimmee
Old Town in Kissimmee is filled with vintage-style shops that sell everything from NFL souvenirs to classic hot sauces to old heritage souvenirs. It is really a nice place to walk around and explore, you should not forget to pop into one of the bars out there.
If you head down to Old Town on a Friday, prepare to be amazed as there is an incredible procession of vintage cars, from sports cars to trucks and more. These are some of the most popular car cruises in the world, and you never know what amazing automobiles are going to show up and show off. And for even more fun, stop by Old Town’s main stage after Saturday’s show for some of that old-time rock and roll (the kind of music that soothes the soul).
Fun Spot America
Fun Spot America has two amusement parks in Central Florida, one on International Drive and the other in Old Town Kissimmee. You can enter the park for free, but if you want to enjoy any of the rides, you will need to pay for a wristband that lasts all day and includes same-day entry – with the park being open until midnight, this is a great incentive.
This amusement park has free parking too, which is a great bonus as most other theme parks in the area tend to charge. Expect shorter queuing times at Fun Spot America Kissimmee too, so you’ll be able to go on your favorite ride, again and again, it’s a great thing to do with the family and you can come and go as you like for the whole day so how much time you spend here is completely up to you.
It has a relaxed atmosphere and the rides are very good, they have a wooden roller coaster and the World’s tallest sky-coaster (300ft), which we can tell you from first-hand experience is the most terrifying and thrilling thing we’ve ever done! So, pen down this amazing park in your list along with no booking fee vacation rentals in Kissimmee.
Gatorland was the first theme park to be built in Kissimmee. Its family feels runs all the way through the park, and it is good to spend a morning or afternoon here.
The park is a huge 110-acre and is home to more gators than we could even count! You hurl yourself across open water wearing a helmet and zipping over live Alligators who love to come and watch – it is so thrilling!
Be sure to book an adventure hour if you want to get up close and personal with the alligators, you will be taken waterside where you will have the chance to hand-feed the gators. You are typically given a piece of meat that you will then throw to the gators and watch them chomp it down.
Boggy Creek gives you a taste of authentic Florida. Located in the headwaters of the Everglades, this is a fantastic place to go and try and spot some gators while aboard a huge airboat!
The airboats are great fun, there is no set route, but the guides know where to go looking for the gators. It is worth taking the trip just for the tranquillity and serenity of the place. The sunset rides are fantastic for beautiful sunset views over the headwaters of the Everglades but unfortunately, you are less likely to see gators then as they love the sun as much as we do.
Following the airboat ride, you have the chance to visit the Native American workshop, which is hosted by a very informative Native American who gets you really involved in his stories. It is fascinating to listen to and there are even some authentic Native treasures to have a look at there.
Whether you are into soaring above it all in a hot air balloon, scouting for alligators down below, or relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty all around, Kissimmee has it all. This area is full of opportunities to experience nature, especially when it comes to visiting wildlife preserves or conservation areas. You can even take small tours to experience the area’s natural beauty. Vacation rentals in Kissimmee will be the best-suited accommodations for you to spend some mesmerizing moments here. With so many reasons to visit, it’s time to pack your bags and head to Kissimmee!
A scenic view of Birds
With natural preserves and wildlife refuges, Kissimmee is a perfect home for tropical, exotic, rare and endangered birds, Kissimmee is the heart of all species. Kissimmee is home to the “Osceola” wild turkey, ibis, hawks, falcons, quail, and herons of every color. In addition, you may have the chance to see some very rare birds during your visit, including the Florida scrub-jay, snail kite, crested caracara, and limpkin. With so many birds flocking to Kissimmee, you would want to check out a few favorite Central Florida birding spots. So, pack your binoculars, get your field guides out, and keep your eyes (and ears) peeled.
Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
If you are a burgeoning eco-tourism on the lookout for excellent seasonal birding opportunities, the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve is for you. This State Park offers refuge to six threatened and endangered species. During your visit, you may catch a glimpse of a burrowing owl, crested caracara, wood stork, or white-tail kite. This Preserve has several features like diverse habitats, including wetlands, dry prairie, and hardwood hammocks- offering bird lovers a full day’s worth of activities and areas to investigate. You can hop aboard an airboat and spend through the Headwaters of the Everglades. As you make your way through the reeds, you will have plenty of opportunities to snap photos of birds in their natural habitat.
If a nature walk is your natural inclination, you will love being amongst the more than 1,000 species of plants and animals that call The Disney Wilderness Preserve home. This preserve features over 3,500 acres of restored wetlands — an essential part of Florida’s ecosystem. These wetlands are known as “Nature’s Sponges”. Try out capturing everlasting moments here along with your family and friends comprising of cozy accommodation such as villas, cabins, cottages, condos, and apartments in Kissimmee as per your choice.
Bring History to life
If you are a history seeker then you must be expecting to explore the past. To explore this place, you have to stop by the Osceola Country Welcome Center and History Museum. A collaboration between Osceola Country and the Osceola Historical Society this museum explores the connection between nature and history in the area. It also highlights the origins of the local citrus and cattle industries, as well as transportation and early tourism.
Once you have explored the museum, you are just a hop, skip, and a jump from Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. The collection of authentic structures here tells the fascinating stories of Osceola Country’s early settlers. While you are here, make your way through original Pioneer homes, a general-stores, school buses, blacksmith shop, and more to experience Kissimmee's life from a bygone era.
Kissimmee’s Museum of Military History is located on West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and has been open since 2012. With exhibits, artifacts, and displays covering nearly every war in the country’s history, it is a must-see for amateur historians and military personnel, and the cost of admission would not break the bank.
The items on display include uniforms, weapons, vehicles, and a large variety of photographs, letters, and other firsthand accounts, many of which are very graphic and poignant. Consider spending an hour or so at the museum when the weather is not cooperating, or when you have reached your limit of fighting hordes of tourists.
Have Fun time in Celebration
Taking a stroll through Celebration Town Center with your family is the perfect way to spend your day. As you make your way along the beautiful brick-lined streets, you can stop and visit unique retail shops and restaurants. Have a relaxation time by the celebration fountain or hang out in the water street park. If you would like to have something energetic then hop on a bike, get set, and ride to the wide promenade that winds its way along with the Lake Richard. It will be a great outing for you leaving you astonished by all way.
Have a window Shopping Experience at Kissimmee
When you plan a trip to Kissimmee, don’t forget to budget for shopping. Explore Kissimmee’s local boutiques, galleries, and wine shops to find one-of-a-kind items. The local shop owners are friendly and always willing to help you find the ideal souvenir. Coming here along with near and dear ones can empty your pocket. Just because you are interested in saving a few bucks doesn’t mean you can’t browse, especially with so many awesome shopping options in Kissimmee.
You can visit Central Florida’s largest shopping mall named The Florida Mall with so many options in dining, retails, and entertainment. You can find plenty of shops along the Kissimmee Main Street, many of which are family-owned and especially famous for their hospitality. Disney Springs and Universal City Walk both offer the Perfect blend of Shopping, sights, and entertainment that are sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces.
Although Kissimmee sits central to Florida, it is within an easy drive to some beaches – meaning you can also enjoy some wonderful Florida beach time!
To the west is stunning Clearwater beach – a barrier beach, this white sandy bar is surrounded by water, backed by luxury hotels, bars, and restaurants it offers that chilled-out Golf of Mexico lifestyle. Bus and lunch packages are available to make it super easy to enjoy a day at the beach, a break from the theme parks. Or Cocoa Beach is an hour’s drive to the east and is often called the quintessential beach holiday of Florida. Sandy beaches meet the warm Atlantic for swimming and water sport opportunities.
If you are happy to drive just a little further, about an hour and 15 minutes north-east is the world-famous Dayton Beach! proclaimed by locals as the best beach in the world, this typical Floridan beach is bustling and still steeped in its ‘playground to the world’s roots and motorsports history. With all this and much more, Kissimmee is a hidden gem if ever we saw one! So, if you are thinking about a trip to Florida, don’t just head straight for Orlando explore Kissimmee we say.
Medieval Times Dinner
If you want dinner with some incredible entertainment, then head down to Medieval Times Dinner and Restaurants in Kissimmee. It’s absolutely an event to take your children to; you’re involved from the very beginning when you are given a flag that represents the knight you’ll be supporting for the evening.
During the evening, there are several jousts that take place while you eat and drink. The knights are very interactive with the audience, getting them to cheer and even throwing roses to some lucky ladies or guys in the audience! The costumes are amazing too, there is a lot of effort that goes into it and it pays off.
The venue itself is designed to look like a medieval castle and you are served a traditional medieval dish. An example of this is tomato soup to start, chicken and potato for main and cake for dessert. The food was lovely, fresh, and hot but it’s worth noting that keeping up with the medieval theme, there’s no cutlery so customers may want to consider bringing their own if it’s an issue.
Fun with the family
What could be better than a place that is a great fit for everyone? Kissimmee has a little bit of everything, and you will find numerous high-quality activities that the whole family will appreciate. Kissimmee is just a few minutes away from several world-famous theme parks, including Universal Orlando, Legoland Florida, and SeaWorld Orlando.
Indulge your inner child and add Disney World to your itinerary. If you’re wondering why you should visit a place designed for kids, envision how much fun you’ll have getting on the thrill rides, checking out the parades, and eating whenever and whatever you can without judgment. Going to Disney World as a grownup is a whole new world.
Kissimmee’s amazing weather is a dream come true for visitors and locals alike. Whether you visit during the summer or the winter, the weather will be ideal for you to enjoy outdoor adventures. The hottest month is August, and the coldest is January. The annual average temperature is 22 Celsius. For a homey accommodation here, during vacations Vacation Rentals by owner are popular. You can easily go through the number of properties on www.findhomeaway.com
Often described as Orlando’s friendly next-door neighbor, Kissimmee is an ideal kid-friendly destination that has plenty of family-oriented attractions and entertainment. With a great variety of natural adventures, outdoor activities, and perfect weather year-round, Kissimmee is a must if you want to spend quality time with your family. Book one of the many family-friendly No booking fee Vacation Rentals in Kissimmee and have a look at some of the most compelling reasons to choose this area as your next vacation destination. Booking with us will be a favorable deal for you as we offer15-20% off on service fees or booking fees. Don’t forget to book a Vacation Rentals from Find Home Away. Happy Booking!