If you're thinking about getting away with your best buds for a vacation, Kissimmee's got a lot of great activities that the whole group can enjoy. With that in mind, here's a sample itinerary for an awesome five-night, four-day guys' getaway.
Start by booking your stay at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. This luxury resort includes 15 acres of virtually limitless leisure activities, including unsurpassed golf (more on that later). The resort also features a full-service fitness center, a spa, swimming pools, a basketball court, billiards at David's Club, and much more.
Get your tee times at the ChampionsGate Golf Club, which features 36 holes of world-class golf designed by Greg Norman. Play 18 holes in the morning and another 18 that afternoon, or take it a little easier with a lighted, nine-hole, par 3 course.
Finally, enjoy cocktails and dinner at David's Club, an upscale sports bar that serves spectacular steaks and other cuisine. Plus, you can watch sports on the 90-inch video wall, or just enjoy the view of the resort.
You and the guys can get in some quality fishing time on Kissimmee's more than 80,000 acres of scenic and unspoiled lakes. Visit Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho for short), one of the finest bass-fishing locations in Florida. For a list of charter fishing companies that can help get you and the gang out on the water, visit here.
Start your day with breakfast at Buchito, a Cuban coffee shop with delicious food and cortadito, a Cuban-style espresso.
If you're not still out on the lake at lunchtime, visit Savion's Place, where Chef Pouchon Savion serves delicious crab cakes, lobster mac and cheese, and a tostones bowl, fried plantain bowls with juicy prawns and pulled pork.
For dinner, try Big John's Rockin BBQ, where "Big" John Glover has been perfecting his barbecue flavors for decades.
After a relaxing day of fishing, it's time to get active at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park, Orlando's premiere aerial adventure course with zip lines, nets, rope swings, and lots of other obstacles for every ability level. Book your tickets online at www.orlandotreetrek.com and plan to spend the morning honing your aerial skills.
First, stop at Morsel's at the Omni Orlando Resort for a quick breakfast, then plan to spend the next two or three hours at Tree Trek.
For lunch, check out Draft Sports Bar & Grill at the Westgate Vacation Villas, just minutes from Tree Trek, where you can enjoy the gourmet burger bar.
Then head over to Max Flight Helicopter Services, where you can choose from a variety of day or night tours, or even create a customized flight.
For dinner, try Columbia Restaurant in downtown Celebration, where you can enjoy delicious Cuban and Spanish cuisine like Cuban black bean soup and Pompano en Papillot, a pompano fillet stuffed with shrimp, crab meat, and artichoke.
Experience authentic Florida by taking an airboat tour of the headwaters of the Everglades. You'll need to get an early start for the best chance of seeing alligators.
Get an early breakfast at Woodsby's Countryside Café, and treat yourself to the Hungry Man's Special, featuring eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, and biscuits smothered in gravy.
Boggy Creek Airboat Rides offers a variety of airboat tours that will let you and your friends experience Florida wetlands with all their diverse wildlife and natural beauty. After your tour you can stroll through the native village and then get lunch at the Boggy Bottom BBQ.
In the afternoon, visit Warbird Adventures and book a flight on a fighter, where you can take the controls (along with an experienced instructor) and do your own flying! Afterward, stroll through the Air Museum and enjoy the displays of working and static aircraft.
For dinner try Café d' Antonio in Celebration, serving incredible Italian dishes like Pappardelle with Salmon, ribbon pasta with salmon in a brandy-mascarpone cream sauce.
It's time to wrap up your week-long adventure. After you get packed, make one last stop at Joanie's Diner where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast from their extensive breakfast menu, including pancakes, French toast, waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs, and even pork chops. Then it's off to the airport, where you can relive the fun you had and plan your next trip.