A family-friendly area full of off-the-beaten-path adventures, Kissimmee is a laid-back town with Old Florida charm. It’s also a relaxing place to stay after a thrilling day at the world-famous theme parks in Orlando, with plenty of outdoor space to explore.
Things to do in Kissimmee
Like most Florida towns, nature is a major calling card in Kissimmee. You can get adventurous with options such as hot-air ballooning, zip-lining and zooming across the swamps of the Everglades on an airboat. The wildlife park at Wild Florida is home to more than 200 animals, while Gatorland puts you eye-to-eye with crocodiles, alligators and other reptiles.
The little ones can have plenty of fun at Kissimmee’s own amusement park, Fun Spot America, with one of the world’s tallest SkyCoaster rides, numerous arcades and go-kart tracks. For a day out in nature, Shingle Creek Regional Park in Kissimmee offers hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, cycling and picnicking.
Old Town is one of the most visited sites in Kissimmee, home to 80 shops, bars and eateries with renowned classic car shows regularly occurring. Weekend nights spring to life with a Friday night American muscle-car show and Saturday night classic-car parade streaming with an average of 250 antique and vintage vehicles.
Getting around Kissimmee
Visitors to Kissimmee can arrive by air at Kissimmee Gateway Airport or Orlando International, about 20 minutes away. Renting a car gives access to major attractions nearby, while taxis, limousines and shuttles ensure there are plenty of accessible ways to get around.