Kissimmee

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Visit an exciting city in Central Florida that’s known for its family attractions, natural surroundings, outdoor adventures and classic car shows.

Spend a few days in Kissimmee and enjoy its amusements, museums, swamp tours, nature trails and other outdoor activities. The lakeside city’s proximity to Orlando’s biggest theme parks and its budget-friendly hotel accommodation make it a popular vacation destination.

Theme parks are not the only places for adventure in Orlando. Get out and explore the wilderness on Kissimmee's backdoor. Go wildlife spotting on a nature trail near Lake Tohopekaliga. Jump on an ATV for a ride through the countryside or go deep under the waves on a scuba diving trip off the Florida coast. Kayak down one of the area’s many lakes, with the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes being the largest. Travel to the far reaches of the Florida Everglades by taking an airboat tour.

Historic downtown Kissimmee is a mix of shops, restaurants and attractions. Shop for collectables at Lanier's Historic Downtown Marketplace, a large antique mall. For lunch or dinner, head over to Dakin Avenue, home to some of the city's most popular restaurants and bars. At Lakefront Park, find the Monument of States, a 50-foot (15-meter) tower made from minerals, fossils and pieces of buildings from all over the United States. Come back to the park at dusk on the first Friday of every month for the outdoor cinema.

If you are interested in history, devote some time to Kissimmee's museums. Watch World War II planes being restored at the Kissimmee Air Museum and stroll through Pioneer Village to see authentic buildings from the late 19th century including a citrus packing house.

On the weekends, visit the old town for the classic car show. The big draw is the Saturday Nite Cruise where you can watch the parade of pre-1975 American cars and dance to live music. Old town’s other attractions are its themed dinner restaurants, shops and amusement rides including a roller coaster and bumper cars.

Kissimmee is approximately 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of Orlando. The city is less than a 30-minute drive from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. 

Where to stay in Kissimmee

Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
3 out of 5
5200 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
The price is CA $80 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $80
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Kissimmee. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (4,848 reviews)
"Very clean and no carpet."

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2022

Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
4 out of 5
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL, 34747
The price is CA $185 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
CA $185
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Kissimmee. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools, and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,215 reviews)
"It was great from the minute I pulled up. Beautiful hotel. Very nice staff. Excellent amenities. Clean room. Booked last minute, but got a good deal. Would have like to know about the "resort fees" upfront as this as another $40. Overall, wonderful experience."

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2022

Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Palazzo Lakeside
Palazzo Lakeside
3 out of 5
4944 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
CA $80
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kissimmee. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,947 reviews)
"Loved this place , staff is super friendly , the hotel is beautiful, I’m definitely coming back"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2022

Palazzo Lakeside
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway
Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway
3 out of 5
7470 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy., Kissimmee, FL, 34747
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Kissimmee. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family ...
3.4/5 Good! (3,893 reviews)
"The Ramada is our go to place to stay! The woman at the front desk was so nice and accommodating. Love this place."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Kissimmee. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 6 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,293 reviews)
"We had a wonderful dinner at the steakhouse."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East
Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East
3 out of 5
5678 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly aparthotel in Kissimmee. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall ...
2.6/5 (4,127 reviews)
"It was a good stay, good local shops and restaurants."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2022

Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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