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Kissimmee, FL
Travel Guide

Kissimmee as well as a family

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.

Where to stay in Kissimmee

Red Lion Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Red Lion Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
3.5 out of 5
5150 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL
The price is $90 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
This family-friendly Kissimmee hotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Congo River Golf, Old Town, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Fun Spot America ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,373 reviews)
"Loved the location, which was easily close to everything."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Red Lion Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista South
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
4 out of 5
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL
The price is $242 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
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! (1,616 reviews)
"Very nice property. Rooms were beautiful and spacious."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Margaritaville Resort Orlando
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 $231 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
This family-friendly Kissimmee hotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Fun Spot America, Old Town, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Congo River ...
4.1/5Very Good! (4,480 reviews)
"Nice place for kids. Only complaint we have is AC didn’t work very well. We would probably stay again."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Magic Moment Resort and Kids Club
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.
Vacation USA LTD
Vacation USA LTD
3.5 out of 5
US-192 & N Poinciana Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
The price is $150 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Situated in Kissimmee, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Congo River Golf, Old Town, and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores. Fun Spot America and Medieval ...
3.5/5Good! (78 reviews)
"When we arrived after a 9 hour drive, our apartment was 91 degrees. It took a long time to figure out how to get in touch with the management. After getting in touch with the management, they said they would send someone out the next morning to look into the issue. The issue was never fixed. After ..."

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Vacation USA LTD
Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
4 out of 5
2621 Sunrise Shores Drive, Kissimmee, FL
This family-friendly Kissimmee vacation home is located in the entertainment district, 3 mi (4.9 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and within 9 mi ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (79 reviews)
"Very clean and spacious condo. The condo came with everything you may need in your home."

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Summerville Vacation Homes by Columbia Management
Orlando Renters
Orlando Renters
3.5 out of 5
8285 Champions Gate Blvd, Kissimmee, FL
Situated in Kissimmee, this vacation home is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from ChampionsGate Golf Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of Old Town and Fun Spot America. Highland ...
2.9/5 (32 reviews)
"I like the fact that it was very spacious and had enough room for the kids to be able to enjoy themselves..."

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Orlando Renters
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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