A Guide to Kissimmee, Florida

A Guide to Kissimmee, Florida

A Guide to Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee, in Central Florida, has the charm and hospitality of a small town, with the thrills and adventure of being right next door to some the most exciting attractions in the world!

The Gateway to Fun

In fact, Kissimmee’s welcoming motto is “The Gateway to Fun.” That’s because Kissimmee puts you on the threshold of everything Orlando and Central Florida have to offer: Disney World, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland, the Kennedy Space Center…. And while those are all great, there’s so much more to Kissimmee than just big theme parks.

Kissimmee is your gateway to golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding. You can see the stunning natural beauty of the area in countless ways: airboating through the Everglades; ziplining over its jungle-like canopy; eco touring to catch a glimps of turtles, aligators, and birds (Kissimmee has the largest nesting population of bald eagles outside of Alaska); you can even take a sightseeing Segway tour!

Old Town Kissimmee is a must-stroll throwback to old fashioned, small town U.S.A. Wander down memory lane with kitchy shops, ice cream parlors, carnival games and rides, and regular classic car cruises featuring hot rods, muscle cars, doo wop, and rock ‘n roll!

Are you a sports fan? Take in an NBA game with the Orlando Magic or come for Major League Baseball’s spring training: both the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves train in Kissimmee.

Kick Back and Relax

If your idea of a vacation is more relaxation focused, Kissimmee delivers ulta-luxurious spas, a mid-way point between the stunning beaches of the gulf coast and the Atlantic coast, and the opportunity to sample cuisine from around the world. Kissimmee’s Latin Trail is an especially yummy diversion as it gives you the chance to savor authentic dishes from Cuba, Columbia, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Olé!

Oh, and have we mentioned the shopping? You can get your retail therapy on in Kissimmee and its next-door neighbor, Celebration. There are three, yes THREE, factory outlet malls in the area including Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and two locations of Orlando Premium Outlets. You’re also close to The Florida Mall, Orlando’s largest shopping centre. Looking for more of a Rodeo Drive experience? Head to The Mall at Millenia to browse exclusive boutiques showcasing the world’s top designers. Festival Bay Mall takes you to the more casual side of the shopping universe with stores like Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Sheplers Western Wear. And if vintage or collectibles are more your thing, definitely plan to spend some time poking around historic town centers of Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

Find a Place to Stay

Accommodations and vacation rentals in Kissimmee are as diverse as the activities the area offers. You’ll find find luxury vacation homes, condos, and villas to suit every taste and budget.

So whether you come to Kissimmee for business or pleasure, you will find a welcoming community, world-class amenities and activities, and the stuff from which life-long memories are made. Enjoy!

A Guide to Kissimmee, Florida was last modified: January 20th, 2019 by Vic
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About the Author


Vic works for Owner Direct Vacation Rentals. She’s a passionate photographer who loves traveling, cooking, and reading books.


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