Kissimmee, in Central
Florida, has the charm and hospitality of a small town, with the thrills
and adventure of being right next door to some the most exciting attractions
in the world!
In fact, Kissimmee’s
welcoming motto is “The Gateway to Fun.” That’s
because Kissimmee puts you on the threshold of everything Orlando and
Central Florida have to offer: Disney World, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,
Sea World, Universal Studios, Legoland, the Kennedy Space Center…. And
while those are all great, there’s so much more to Kissimmee than just
big theme parks.
Kissimmee is your gateway
to golfing, fishing, camping, hiking, and horseback riding. You can see the
stunning natural beauty of the area in countless ways: airboating through
the Everglades; ziplining over its jungle-like
canopy; eco touring to catch a glimps of turtles, aligators, and birds (Kissimmee
has the largest nesting population of bald eagles outside of Alaska); you can
even take a sightseeing Segway tour!
Old Town Kissimmee is
a must-stroll throwback to old fashioned, small town U.S.A. Wander down memory
lane with kitchy shops, ice cream parlors, carnival games and rides, and
regular classic car cruises featuring hot rods, muscle cars, doo wop, and
rock ‘n roll!
Are you a sports fan?
Take in an NBA game with the Orlando Magic or come for Major League Baseball’s
spring training: both the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves train in
If your idea of a vacation
is more relaxation focused, Kissimmee delivers ulta-luxurious spas, a mid-way
point between the stunning beaches of the gulf coast and the Atlantic coast,
and the opportunity to sample cuisine from around the world. Kissimmee’s
Latin Trail is an especially yummy diversion as it gives you the chance to
savor authentic dishes from Cuba, Columbia, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Olé!
Oh, and have we mentioned
the shopping? You can get your retail therapy on in Kissimmee and its next-door
neighbor, Celebration. There are three, yes THREE, factory outlet malls in
the area including Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and two locations of Orlando
Premium Outlets. You’re also close
to The Florida Mall, Orlando’s largest shopping centre. Looking for more
of a Rodeo Drive experience? Head to The Mall at Millenia to browse exclusive
boutiques showcasing the world’s top designers. Festival Bay Mall takes
you to the more casual side of the shopping universe with stores like Bass
Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Sheplers Western Wear. And
if vintage or collectibles are more your thing, definitely plan to spend some
time poking around historic town centers of Kissimmee and St. Cloud.