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Visit Kissimee.com: Start your Florida vacation in Kissimmee and the possibilities are endless. Just a quick drive south of Orlando puts you right in the middle of all the activities and attractions that turn family vacations into non-stop fun and lasting memories.
Putting you near all the best theme park destinations in the Orlando area, Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando are just a short drive from Kissimmee.
Go flying across the water on a thrilling airboat ride and discover a world alive with tropical birds, turtles and legendary alligators. Travel to Old Town or tour the brick-lined streets of Celebration, where colorful restaurants offer a variety of dining options and unique shopping possibilities. If golf is your game, Kissimmee is a vacation dream come true. Our year-round warm weather and variety of golf courses are ideal for tourism and welcome everyone from beginners to touring pros.
Whether you’re planning a family vacation, meeting, convention or just a weekend getaway with friends, we invite you to come out and play in Kissimmee…the heart of Florida.
Visit Kissimee.com: Free events
You may think you know Kissimmee. The year-round sunny weather, the theme park thrills, the exciting dinner shows, the great shopping deals, the perfect place to create lasting memories. But the locals will tell you there are even more things to do. And the best part is, some of Kissimmee’s best-kept secrets are free!
In Kissimmee, stop at the historic Courthouse, the oldest in continuous use in the State of Florida; then meander through the downtown area to see the Kissimmee Sculpture Experience. Each year artists submit their work and a dozen are selected to adorn the tree-lined streets. Then head to Lakefront Park, but be sure to check out the Monument of States along the way.
For more leisurely meandering, head to St. Cloud, dubbed "The Friendly Soldier City" for the thousands of Civil War veterans who relocated here in the early 1900s. Let the antique stores, shops, waterfront parks, and restaurants guide you along as you stroll, shop, dine, and “people watch” all at your leisure. You’ll also enjoy the neo-traditional architecture and charm of downtown Celebration, which plays host to special events on a regular basis. It also provides an inviting international dining region with a variety of restaurants all within a four-block area.
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll be interested to know that Osceola County has the largest population of nesting bald eagles in the continental U.S. It’s also one of the country's few re-introduction sites for the endangered Whooping Crane. You and your kids can spot some of these awe-inspiring birds at Lake Lizzie Nature Preserve, the Osceola County Environmental Center, and in the Wildlife Management Areas of Bull Creek, Prairie Lakes, Three Lakes, and Triple N Ranch—all Great Florida Birding Trail sites near Orlando and the Central Florida region.
Take one day of your vacation to slow down the pace and just enjoy all of the freebies that the area has to offer. You’ll discover a different side of Kissimmee … the heart of Florida.