Kissimmee is a city of 60,000 in the beautiful center of Old Florida, however within effortless reach of Disney World and the family escape hotspots in the metropolitan area of Orlando. What began as a minor trading post on the Kissimmee River in the 18th century has become one of Florida’s most exceptional and alluring vacation hotspots, particularly for families ready to discover the mystery of Disney.
Beginning your vacation in Kissimmee additionally offers your family access to the rest of Florida’s entertainment and recreation opportunities, with simple entry to the ranches of central Florida, the beaches of the Atlantic coast, the unaffected wonderland of the Everglades, or the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. There are various Kissimmee vacation rentals to choose from all through out this convenient city and the surrounding area.
Disney is the main theme park so there are many Kissimmee Disney rental homes , but Disney is not the only attraction! Kissimmee’s Old Town is a shopping, restaurant, and entertainment attraction intended to seem and feel similar to an old fashioned amusement park. The park features rides like the 1,437 foot steel roller coaster, Windstorm, or the sixty-foot Century Ferris Wheel. Go-kart tracks and fair games will keep the entire family amused for hours.
For the more adventurous tourist, Kissimmee is furthermore home to the renowned Gatorland. Founded in 1949 as a roadside destination, and housing very few actual alligators, Gatorland has grown to be one of the largest alligator zoos in the world. Gatorland now houses thousands of alligators and crocodiles on 70 acres. Facilities incorporate breeding pens, nurseries, and “rearing ponds” which are located all through the park. Gatorland is additionally home to snakes and insects, and a multitude of other reptilian creatures native to the sands of Florida. 2,000 feet of elevated boardwalk twist through the swamp, giving visitors an unparalleled landscape of the local inhabitants.
For those who are searching for a way to get into the outdoors that does not entail lethal predators, Kissimmee offers miles and miles of hiking trails that bring visitors into the back country of Old Florida. One thing to look out for while hiking is the obscure American Bald Eagle. Kissimmee has the largest nesting population of the national bird in the continental United States.
Shopping in Kissimmee is varied and plentiful. The historic downtown shopping district is the oldest and largest of its class in the county, with a broad array of shops where you can buy collectibles, antiques, clothes, travel services, and much more, all in a charming, old-fashioned Florida atmosphere.
Lanier’s Historic Downtown Marketplace is another peaceful shopping experience. The 18,000 square foot showroom filled with antiques, collectibles, and design ideas for the home. It is situated in downtown Kissimmee in the midst of other antique shops, art galleries and several dining establishments.
Stretch your legs and wander through the Osceola Square Mall, the only enclosed mall in Kissimmee (which may be a welcome change in the Florida summer). The mall includes more than 50 shops, a sizeable food court and a movie theater.
Dining in Kissimmee is as assorted as Florida, with conventional southern food, first-rate fresh seafood, or the zesty flair of South Florida’s Latin cuisine. There is an example of every imaginable brand of restaurant within easy reach of Kissimmee. Kissimmee and the greater Orlando region present whatever you and your family could possibly desire—from fine dining to casual bistros—and numerous restaurants offer the opportunity to sit outside during Florida’s 320 days of annual sunshine.