Ready to take some time off in Sunny Florida?! Then make your next family vacation trip here to Kissimmee, Florida. You'll enjoy getting in the thrills at our world-famous theme parks, and exploring the natural wonder through unique outdoor activities. Kissimmee is the perfect place to plan your next Central Florida vacation. Here's our suggestion for an unforgettable five-night, four-day family experience.
With over 45,000 accommodations in the destination, Kissimmee offers a lodging experience second to none. From luxury resorts, to "out-of-this world" vacation homes and nature campgrounds. As the "Vacation Home Capital of the World®," we would suggest to book at one of our vacation home rentals. Many of our vacation villas and condos offer 2-3 bedrooms with a full-size kitchen. And some luxury vacation homes offer as many as 6-7 bedrooms, making them a perfect option for extended families planning a vacation together. You'll be in a home-away-from-home!
Start your day bright and early at Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park! Here you'll find the perfect complement to your family vacation plans, as you glide across pristine Florida wetlands on an exhilarating airboat ride. You'll have the opportunity to spot wild alligators from the safety of the airboat and interact with over 100 native and exotic animals, birds, and more at their Wildlife Park.
Are the kids hungry after this thrilling experience? Don't fret! Just stop by Chomp House Grillright on property and enjoy some of the best signature slushies and BBQ around!
Now, it's time for a stroll at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. This world-class waterfront park located in beautiful downtown Kissimmee is the ideal place to enjoy the scenic view of Lake Toho at sunset. It will have you saying: "But first, let me take a selfie!"
Head out west just 4.4 miles away and close the night with an epic dinner and theater show at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament! Experience amazing performances portrayed by a magnificent display of horsemanship, jousting, archery, and more. Medieval Times is a one-of-a-kind dinner-show that will make your evening a KNIGHT to remember
If you are visiting with children, you know they'll want to visit Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World Resort. This attraction will allow you and family to experience all the classic Disney attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and much more. Walk along Main Street, USA and catch your first glimpse of Cinderella Castle as beloved characters greet you.
With over 25 restaurants you will have no problem finding excellent dining options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. After a full day of fun activities, end your magical day with Wishes Nighttime Spectacular, the biggest and brightest fireworks extravaganza and parade in Central Florida.
Start your day with a pleasant bike ride tour in Celebration, Florida with Celebration Bike Rental. Explore next to your loved ones and create unforgettable experiences as you pedal down the quiet streets of the town of Celebration, famous for its nostalgic hometown flavor and elegance. Discover picturesque neighborhoods with world-class architecture and a vibrant downtown area. Take in the natural wildlife while on scenic winding trails and waterfront pathways. And don't forget to take a bike trail map as a souvenir.
Reward yourself and the kids after a long bike ride around town with a delicious ice cream at Kilwins Celebration. Kilwins franchise has been pleasing customers since 1947 with chocolate, fudge, ice cream, caramel, brittles, caramel apples, and gift baskets. All from probably the best confectionary you will ever enjoy.
End your day at Fun Spot America! This is a great area for both parents and kids to enjoy time together. Parents ride down with the kids on the Fun Slide, laughing, sometimes crying, but most of the time smiling. Fun Spot America, with two locations in Kissimmee and Orlando, is a family-fun amusement park complete with roller coasters, thrill rides, multi-level go-karts, and more. One of the most thrilling attractions in the Kissimmee park is the world's tallest SkyCoaster, standing at 300 feet tall and combining the thrill of skydiving and hang-gliding for one exhilarating ride.
Once you've been on all the rides and feel like doing more, just go next door to Old Town Kissimmee! This attraction has a retro vibe reminiscent of the 50s and 60s that everyone will love. Take a stroll through Old Town's shops and you'll feel as if you're in another time and place - a place where you can relax, unwind and enjoy the moment. Don't forget to check the weekly All-American Muscle and Classic Car Cruise. Note: stay tuned as this timeless attraction faces a $10 million renovation that will include new restaurants, remodeled restrooms, additional parking capacity, a concert stage, farmer's market, the return of the Ferris Wheel, and more, all throughout 2017.
Welcome your day at one of Central Florida's most unique attractions since 1949: Gatorland! You and the family will enjoy seeing literally hundreds of alligators and crocodiles in a lush, green setting. In addition, you'll find an aviary, an observation tower, nature walk opportunities, a petting zoo, gift shop, and amazing reptilian shows including the chance to wrestle your very own alligator. Okay, maybe not wrestle, but you will get the chance for a great photo opportunity with one. Don't forget to capture the perfect family pic at the iconic open gator mouth entrance!
Next stop is at Disney Springs, home to a vast array of shops, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues: Town Center featuring brand-name shopping and dining; The Landing offering gourmet dining with waterfront views; The Marketplace incorporating an over-the-water pedestrian causeway and expansive World of Disney® store; and West Side containing live entertainment and more. This place offers free smart parking garages and the best entertainment options in town.
Check out the following Disney Springs attractions:
1. Characters in Flight Float high in the sky in a hand-painted helium balloon, covered with classic flying Disney characters. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you ascend 400 feet in the air hovering over Disney Springs in the world's largest tethered helium balloon.
2. Chef Art Smith's Homecoming Enjoy Southern-style cuisine and cocktails with a Florida flair. We promise you, the food here is truly a work of Art!
End the night enjoying the taste of fine Cuban & Spanish cuisine at Columbia Restaurant in Celebration, Florida. Try the delicious "1905" Salad® and sample some sangria. The food is simply incredible, and different from anything you will find elsewhere in the area.
For your last day in our Kissimmee destination, we suggest stopping by Orange World right on U.S. Route 192. This huge orange building, gleams in the hot Florida sun with the words "Orange World" stamped across the front - beckoning tourists and locals inside. And unless you have terrible vision, this landmark is pretty hard to miss. Here you will find classic Florida souvenirs, like citrus spoons and sippers, alligator heads, orange blossom perfumes, and dwarf trees. This store is totally #ThrowbackThursday worthy.
In Kissimmee, we make FAMILY vacations. It's what we do. That's why year after year, families come to Kissimmee for memories that last them a lifetime. From finding thrills at our world-famous theme parks to exploring the natural wonder of Florida from a hot air balloon, the possibilities are endless here. For more information about planning your visit to Kissimmee, request a FREE Destination Magazine from Experience Kissimmee!