When you come to Kissimmee, we want to make sure you have the best vacation ever—exploring world-famous rides and attractions, embarking on awesome outdoor adventures, and feasting like a foodie. That’s why we’re sharing our top travel tips and giving you the inside scoop on all things Kissimmee, Florida!
Make a Plan
There’s a lot to do here in Kissimmee. So, even before you arrive, thinking ahead is a must to ensure you include every stop on your vacation bucket list. Want to go on a food tour and navigate an escape room in one day? Make a plan. Want to play a round of golf, then go from the links to a go-kart track? Set an agenda. And hey, if you need a little help putting together the perfect vacation game plan, here’s a quiz to help narrow down your choices!
Pack for Sunny Weather and Play It Cool
When visiting Kissimmee, be sure to pack your favorite bathing suit, lots of short-sleeve tees, a stand-out hat, and a cool pair of shades for fun in the sun. Keep in mind many of our restaurants, shopping spots, and attractions have air conditioning, so throw in a light jacket or sweater to keep comfortable all vacation long.
Layer on the Sunscreen and Stay Hydrated
Florida’s known as “The Sunshine State” for a reason, and we want you to stay in a happy state on vacation from start to finish. So, keep the sunscreen flowing, even during our “winter” months. Water-resistant sunscreen with a minimum SPF rating of 35 is recommended for your visit. Another great way to stay in tip-top vacation shape? Stay hydrated and drink lots of water throughout the day.
Take Time to Relax
Sure, there are endless things to do here in Kissimmee, but you don’t need to be on the go-go-go all the time. During your visit, be sure to take the time to really unwind and feel like you’re in getaway mode. Staying at a vacation home with a pool? Enjoy a relaxing evening dip or slip into the hot tub. And, if you’re thinking about throwing a pool party with family and friends, we have a few suggestions to help with that, too!
Map Out Your Food Adventures
Great news for your taste buds: There’s a cornucopia of culinary options in Kissimmee! For example, enjoy local favorite Charley’s Steakhouse, Mexican cuisine at El Tapatio, and Spanish flavors with a side of Flamenco dancing at Tapa Toro. (And that’s just a few of the options for Day One of your vacation.)
If you’re taking in a dinner show or checking out a popular restaurant, make reservations early for peace of mind and—if you have room for dessert—a piece of key lime pie. And while it’s nice to eat out, staying in a vacation home gives you a chance to buy some local ingredients and try your hand at a Kissimmee-cooked meal!
Get the Most Out of Theme Parks
The early bird gets the worm, but also saves money and time. Booking your theme park adventures in advance is the way to get the best deals on park passes. Also arriving at places such as LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, Universal Studios Florida™, and SeaWorld® Parks & Resorts™ Orlando early in the day means more time to take in all the thrills and excitement.
Another great tip: Did you know you can bring snacks and beverages from home into some of the theme parks? Be sure to pack a few treats to save a couple dollars.
Try a Few Nature and Science Experiments
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll enjoy exploring the wild side of Kissimmee. Take to the skies for spectacular views from a hot air balloon, plane, or helicopter. Go for an exhilarating ride at Wild Florida Airboats & Gator Park, and visit the Alligator Capital of the World at Gatorland. Ready for some rocket science? Spend a day on an out-of-this-world adventure at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. There’s so much to discover in this one-of-a-kind destination.