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Kissimmee

 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.

Top Hotels in Kissimmee

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
7600 Mystic Dunes Lane, Kissimmee, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $70 per night

Set in Kissimmee, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Epcot®. Orlando Vineland ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,798 reviews)

"We only stayed because of our disneyworld trip. We were surprised how pretty the area is, we wish we had time to take advantage of the amenities. Slow check in when there’s a few people needing help. The room was great, we had a one bedroom and full kitchen which was beneficial. It provided plenty ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
4 out of 5
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $173 per night

Located in the suburbs, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Davenport, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, and Disney's Winter Summerland ...

4.2/5Excellent! (919 reviews)

"Beautiful new resort hotel. Very clean and staff is very friendly. I was really impressed by the details that went into creating this resort. Would definitely stay again. Highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Westgate Vacation Villas Resort
Westgate Vacation Villas Resort
3.5 out of 5
7700 Westgate Blvd., Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $135 per night

This family-friendly Kissimmee resort is located in the entertainment district, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and within 6 mi (10 ...

3.7/5Good! (1,062 reviews)

"The only problem I had was finding my room. We had a nice time. Everything is right there at the resort. Within five minutes to other restaurants and stores."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 28, 2020

Westgate Vacation Villas Resort

Popular places to visit in Kissimmee

Mystic Dunes Golf Club
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Mystic Dunes Golf Club

2.5/5(2 reviews)

Tee off at one of Orlando’s premier golf clubs and enjoy the championship course, the excellent facilities and the laid-back Florida vibe. 

Falcon's Fire Golf Club
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Falcon's Fire Golf Club

5/5(1 review)

Enjoy a round of golf at one of Orlando’s top courses, where rolling greens, shimmering lakes and a restaurant await. 

Walt Disney World® area
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Walt Disney World® area

4.5/5(864 reviews)

Discover why this fantasy land of theme parks, hotels and entertainment venues is the number one holiday destination on the planet.

Top things to do in Kissimmee

Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park Tickets

CA $181
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour
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Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour

CA $23
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

CA $92
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Kennedy Space Center with Transportation
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Kennedy Space Center with Transportation

CA $80
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride
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Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride

CA $189
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
In the City Discount Card: Orlando
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In the City Discount Card: Orlando

CA $20
Per adult

Reviews of Kissimmee

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
349
5 - Excellent 35.831622176591374%
4 - Good
521
4 - Good 53.49075975359343%
3 - Okay
91
3 - Okay 9.342915811088295%
2 - Disappointing
6
2 - Disappointing 0.6160164271047228%
1 - Terrible
7
1 - Terrible 0.7186858316221766%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 2, 2020

Nice but with virus did not have time to explore more

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 18, 2020

Great place to travel to and visit. First vacation to Florida will definitely come back!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 17, 2020

This is my 3rd stay in Kissimmee, enjoyed each time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 16, 2020

Kissimmee is a great place to vacate

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 16, 2020

Great Safe Fun Place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 15, 2020

Kissimmee is beautiful and friendly. As for our stay at quality inn. It never happened.

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