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.

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
The price is CA $90 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Set in Kissimmee, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and Epcot®. Orlando ...
4.3/5Excellent! (3,475 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
3 out of 5
5200 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $91 per night from Sep 25 to Sep 25
This family-friendly Kissimmee hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Museum of Military History and Lake Cecile. Old Town is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) ...
4.1/5Very Good! (4,592 reviews)
"Todo estuvo perfecto"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
4 out of 5
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $151 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,805 reviews)
"Staff was very friendly and property was super clean"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Margaritaville Resort Orlando
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.
Polynesian Isles by Diamond Resorts
Polynesian Isles by Diamond Resorts
3 out of 5
3045 Polynesian Isle Blvd., Kissimmee, FL
The price is CA $103 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated in Kissimmee, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Museum of Military History and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Old Town. Lake Buena Vista Factory ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,467 reviews)
"Everything AWESOME excepr view of rhe highway. Also pic showed jacuzzi tub in mb ans just very cool shower but i would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Polynesian Isles by Diamond Resorts
Fantasy World Resort
Fantasy World Resort
3.5 out of 5
5005 Kyngs Heath Rd, Kissimmee, FL
This family-friendly Kissimmee aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Military History and Lake Cecile. Old ...
4.2/5Very Good! (3,953 reviews)
"Fantacy world resort is in a great location. Just a few minutes from Disney and the Orlando outlet mall. The rooms were fully equipped with everything we needed for our stay, including plates and silverware. The rooms and property were very clean, and had many activities for adults and children. ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 11, 2021

Fantasy World Resort
Margaritaville Resort Orlando Cottages by Rentyl
Margaritaville Resort Orlando Cottages by Rentyl
4 out of 5
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL
Located in Kissimmee, this family-friendly aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Island H2O Live!, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (233 reviews)
"The cottages make you feel like a home away from home"

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Cottages by Rentyl
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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