Kissimmee is the ultimate getaway for all ages. For the young, it inspires, encouraging them to dream as they encounter some of their favourite characters and creatures. The theme parks and outdoor adventures offer the epitome of fun for the whole family. But we can’t forget the sensational shopping that awaits. From designer garments to local trinkets, the options are endless in the malls of Kissimmee. None of this would be possible without the exquisite dining that keeps visitors coming back for more. Your tastebuds are in for an adventure with local and international cuisine, lighting up the streets of Kissimmee.
Theme Park Thrills
You can’t mention Kissimmee without taking a deep dive into the exciting and thrilling range of theme parks on offer. After all, it is one of the main draws to Florida.
Starting with the most popular, Walt Disney World® Resort has just about everything you could ever ask for from a theme park. Exciting rides, ranging from spine-chilling rollercoasters for thrill seekers to all-time Disney classics that keep the little visitors busy throughout the day, Disney has something the whole family can enjoy. The various themes enthral your senses with tasty treats, parades, and a chance to meet some of your favourite characters.
Whether you want to enjoy some of your favourite movie-themed rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® or want to go on an animal adventure at Disney’s Animal Kingdom®, the excitement never sleeps.
If you want to head into the water for a few days, Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park is packed to the brim with fun slides, rides, and areas to park off and enjoy the sunshine.
Next up, Universal Orlando Resort, where you can see your favourite movies come to life, just 20 minutes from Kissimmee. Harry Potter lovers are in for the trip of a lifetime with a chance to sip the delicious butterbeer in Hogsmeade™. For thrills and excitement, Jurassic Park awaits with some massive jaws, inviting you to explore and enjoy the realistic dinosaur attractions.
Fun Spot Kissimmee is another popular theme park with enticing carnival games at the arcade, a carousel, and bumper cars. For the adrenaline seekers, it’s time to live it up on the 300-foot-high SkyCoaster, the tallest coaster in the world!
LEGOLAND, Florida is up next with dozens of LEGO®-inspired shows, rides, and attractions. This park was designed with kids in mind, so this is the perfect choice for families of all ages. From the millions of colourful blocks that make up the many attractions and rides to fun in the sun at the water park, LEGOLAND, Florida is an adventure from the moment you arrive.
Just steps away from LEGOLAND, a world of wonder awaits at the Peppa Pig Theme Park. Here, little ones can enjoy the very first theme park of its kind with Peppa-inspired rides and attractions that will have small visitors laughing, smiling, and daydreaming along with some of their favourite characters.
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Kissimmee is home to the headwaters of the Everglades, where you can explore the sensational outdoors with fun activities and adventures. From hiking and biking to airboats and kayaking, the parks and lakes of the Everglades are a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor extravaganza.
One of the main attractions to the Everglades is the fantastic airboats that whip you through the wetlands. The boats are fast and exciting, but also stop to give everyone a chance to soak in the stunning natural landscapes and the awesome creatures that call it home. Alligators and bald eagles are part of the daily routine for Kissimmee airboats, so keep your cameras handy.
If you fancy fishing in Kissimmee, it has pristine fishing conditions where you can catch some mammoth bass on Lake Kissimmee. After all, this is where the Florida Bass Federation Tour and Bassmaster Classic take place.
Thrill seekers should add airborne adventures to their Kissimmee holiday to-do list. Whether it’s hopping in a hot-air balloon to explore the exquisite natural surroundings, ziplining over inquisitive alligators, or taking a helicopter ride to experience the fantastic Epcot fireworks show, the air adventures in Kissimmee are endless.
No holiday to Kissimmee is complete without visiting the many luxury shopping malls and local boutiques. Whether you’re looking for delightful designer brands or blissful bargains, you will surely find everything you need and more while shopping in Kissimmee.
Disney Springs is home to a combination of locally made trinkets for the perfect souvenir to a bountiful range of famous brands. This outdoor shopping sensation is well worth a visit.
For an all-out luxury shopping extravaganza, The Mall at Millenia is a bustling hub for some needed retail therapy. With over 150 shops and dining options, the sky is the limit.
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is where you want to be for over 160 luxury brands that put you in line for between 25%-65% discounts.
For a more traditional all-American shopping experience, Celebration Town Center is modelled after small-town shops and dining experiences. The Town Hall and Post Office bring the whole area together, surrounding a stunning, calm lakeside. This is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to take a stroll through the stores, finding some one-of-a-kind pieces.
While Kissimmee Florida holidays are all about the thrills and adventure, there is no doubt that the extensive dining experiences are at the top of the list of things to do. Whether you want something low-key and local or a grand first-class dining experience, Kissimmee restaurants and cafes have it all.
If you’re after dinner and entertainment, the dinner shows are an absolute must with song and dance to keep your feet grooving while you indulge in scrumptious delights. If you want to keep the party pumping, some fantastic bars and clubs will have you dancing the night away.
For the sweet tooth, the range of dessert spots will have you drooling at the display case with local and international delicacies. Gelato, fresh pastries, and fancy doughnuts are all on the menu.
Families are also in for a real treat with amazing fun kid favourites. From imaginary worlds with knights and castles to casual dining with simply delicious feasts, the options for kids’ dining in Kissimmee are endless.