About Kissimmee

airboat lake at sunrise

Lake Kissimmee at sunrise is best viewed on an airboat

Welcome to Kissimmee

The official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida.

We promote the destination domestically and around the world to potential leisure, business, and sports travelers. Our team develops and implements sales, marketing, and communications programs that encourage more than 9 million overnight guests annually. Our goal is to further our popular Central Florida destination’s reputation as being a top vacation spot by positioning Kissimmee as perfectly Whelmed – the perfect balance of thrilling adventures and relaxing moments. 

Our marketing and sales programs and campaigns highlight Kissimmee’s easy access to legendary theme parks and immersive outdoor experiences. It’s a place where visitors can zip line over alligators and find the perfect outlets for shopping, then cruise down memory lane in a hot ride to a dinner that delights. Plus, visitors can stay their way at more than 70,000 accommodation options, including 50,000 private vacation homes (maybe that’s why we’re called the Vacation Home Capital of the World®). 

We work directly with our 900+ local Industry Partners to tell the Kissimmee story and all there is to see and do in this sunny location. A vacation here is one that will be remembered forever, for all the right reasons.



Osceola County

A hot air balloon takes off

A hot air balloon floats up into the Central Florida sky

Home to Kissimmee, St. Cloud & So Much More

Founded in 1883 and made in 1971, Osceola County is a place rich in history and life. This 1,506-square-mile area serves as the south/central boundary of the Central Florida greater metropolitan area, with Kissimmee as the county seat. Osceola County was first established as a transportation hub in the late nineteenth century for riverboats and railroads. This began a cattle, sugar, and lumber-based economy. But all that changed with the arrival of Walt Disney World® Resort in 1971.  

Since then, Kissimmee and Central Florida have evolved from a few roadside attractions into one of the top vacation destinations in the world. Tourism and hospitality are at the heart of this place we call home, and Experience Kissimmee is proud to have been helping people plan perfectly Whelmed vacations for more than 40 years. As our destination continues to grow, we’re excited to continue sharing the Kissimmee story around the world.

As the official tourism authority for Osceola County, Florida, Experience Kissimmee works closely with our community to inspire visitation to our sunny destination. With all the incredible things to do and see here, visitors can find the perfect balance of vacation chill and thrill.



Climate & Weather

The Sunshine State

If you’re planning a trip to Kissimmee, there are a few things you should know about our Florida climate and weather. The winter months generally provide the most pleasant temperatures, where the rainfall is low and even the cooler nights warm up into beautiful days. (But it’s still a good idea to pack a light jacket.)

As spring approaches, temperatures start to warm up. Though still on the pleasant side, rainfall does start to increase and temperatures can fluctuate.

The months of July through September are the rainy season in Central Florida. The temperatures can often rise into the 90’s and afternoon thundershowers are a common occurrence. Evenings can be on the pleasant side, especially if there is an afternoon rain. If visiting Kissimmee in the summer, be sure to pack lightweight clothing and items to protect you from the sun and rain.

As fall approaches the average temperature and rainfall start to decrease. On any given day, it can be hot enough for a day basking in the sun or cool enough for a light-weight jacket.

No matter what time of year, it is recommended you always wear sunscreen when enjoying our Florida sun.


Getting to & around Kissimmee

Explore a host of convenient transportation options.

Easy access by air, car, or rail make getting to Kissimmee a breeze any time of year. Once you've arrived, a variety of transportation options can easily connect you to nearby attractions, including world-famous theme parks. Explore all the options here and start charting your course to Central Florida adventure!

Transportation Options


Kissimmee FAQs

We’ve Got the Answers to Your Kissimmee FAQs

Traveling to Central Florida? We’ve put together this handy guide, complete with travel tips and helpful advice for you to consider when making first-time—or welcome back again—visits to the Kissimmee and Orlando area. From how to purchase attraction tickets and book accommodations to finding information on the latest promotions, here are our most frequently asked questions…and answers!

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Destination Marketing Accreditation


The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) of Experience Kissimmee is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of Destinations International, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20036, USA. 202-296-7888.