Located right next door to Orlando, a Kissimmee vacation provides two cities worth of world-class attractions and family fun.
Number one on your list of family attractions to hit while staying in Kissimmee should, of course, be Walt Disney World
. Millions of annual visitors from every corner of the earth can’t be wrong. Far from just a place for kids, this massive Kissimmee area attraction includes four magical theme parks, including Epcot Center
, and two refreshing water parks. Plan to spend at least two days taking in this enchanting Kissimmee family attraction.
If Walt Disney World leaves you hungry for more, don’t worry. You’ve only just begun to experience all the attractions Kissimmee has to offer. Pay a visit to Shamu and catch some thrilling rides when you experience up-close animal encounters at Sea World Orlando
, near Kissimmee. Visitors who love movies will love Universal Studios Orlando
, also near Kissimmee. Attractions here include two amazing theme parks, great nightlife and live shows by international phenomena the Blue Man Group.
When the weather gets hot, Kissimmee kids and adults enjoy cooling down at Water Mania
, with over 36 acres of thrilling slides, flumes, pools and a variety of dry-land activities for the whole family to enjoy.
To experience the true "nature" of Kissimmee, visit Gatorland
. Highlights of this popular Kissimmee area attraction include gator wrestling shows and up-close encounters with snakes and other fascinating creatures. Another authentic Kissimmee attraction, Boggy Creek Airboat rides
, is an exhilarating way to tour the wetlands of the Central Florida Everglades and view wildlife in their natural habitat.
For romance in Kissimmee, get carried away with Orange Blossom Balloons
. These guided sight-seeing hot air balloon tours conveniently fly at dawn and are followed by a champagne breakfast so you can enjoy this experience and still make all the other Orlando and Kissimmee attractions during the day.
Your Kissimmee vacation is not complete without a day trip to Cape Canaveral and a bus tour through the Kennedy Space Center
, less than an hour away. Learn all about space travel and even experience the thrill of launching into space.
The ultimate Kissimmee area shopping experience is at the Orlando Premium Outlets
. Bargain hunters will love perusing through hundreds of designer and name brand stores. The premier Kissimmee golf course, Falcon's Fire Golf Club
, is conveniently located next to the Kissimmee’s main attractions. If you need to relax after an exhausting day of taking in all that Kissimmee has to offer, visit Pierre Day Spa
and prepare to be pampered.
Kissimmee offers several entertaining dining attractions. Kissimmee favorite, Arabian Nights
, is the “most honored dinner attraction in the world.” Beautiful horses from around the world are showcased in the world's largest indoor equestrian arena. The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
is another great Kissimmee dining adventure.
Some of the Kissimmee area’s best dining and nightlife options are located at Universal CityWalk
in Orlando. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit Emeril's Orlando
, a CityWalk hot spot that is everything Chef Emeril Agasse stands for, including high energy, bold exciting flavors and an unforgettable dining experience. Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville
features a unique combination of Key West and Caribbean food, live rock entertainment and three themed bars.