Ahh, the great outdoors. There’s really nothing quite like it. Spending time outside alleviates stress, boosts your mood and immune system, and brings good vibes all around! In Kissimmee, you’ll find outdoor experiences that run the gamut from laid back to pulse pounding, so whether you’re a daredevil or maybe more of a down-to-earth type, you’ll find something awesome to do under these Central Florida skies. Here are a few suggestions for spending time outside when you visit us.
Grab a classic bike at Celebration Bike Rental and cruise around the picture-perfect town of Celebration on two wheels. This charming community was planned by award-winning architects from The Walt Disney Company and delivers heart-warming, nostalgic vibes along with trails that take you through beautiful natural scenes. It’s a great way for those with varying activity levels to explore together and enjoy a day spent outside. Whether you set out on a scavenger hunt or discover this Insta-worthy small town on your own, you'll have a blast.
Get Your Adventure On
If you’re in need of a dose of adrenaline after spending time at home, Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park is just the ticket! Five color-coded courses (including one just for kids), that get progressively more challenging, across this 15-acre park offer a full day’s worth of adventure in the treetops. Climb through a real pine forest, leap into nets, cross wobbly suspended bridges, balance on skateboards, and soar to an awesome finish on giant zip lines. If you’ve always wanted to swing through the air on a giant trapeze, this is your chance to check that dream off your bucket list.
Get Some Major Air
This one is for all the early birds out there. Float over treetops as the sun rises with Bob’s Balloon Rides and see Kissimmee from a new, serene perspective. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and try to catch the reflection of your brilliantly colored balloon on the lakes below as you glide over the water. You’ll often share the air with other balloons, so be sure to wave. One of the coolest parts of a hot air balloon ride is the landing — because you never know quite where it will be. These balloons rely on their pilot’s knowledge of air currents to get around, so your final destination will always be a bit of a surprise!
Get A Hole in One
Calling all swashbucklers. Perfect your putting prowess at Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf, where adventure and education go hand in hand. This mini golf experience takes you through caves, tropical lagoons, waterfalls, and more as you putt your way to Captain Kidd’s treasure ship. With opportunities to learn a little pirate history mixed in with mini golf fun, Pirate’s Island brings out the inner adventurer in everyone.
Get Back to Nature
Did you know Kissimmee was an early cowboy settlement and ranch town? Get a taste of life as a cattle rustler at Lazy H Ranch, where you can saddle up and ride through open prairies, under hundred-year-old live oaks, and along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga. As you make your way across the Kissimmee Valley, you’ll discover a true connection with nature and amazing landscapes that show Florida’s beautiful biodiversity.
If you love animals, you’ll find creatures of all shapes and sizes around here. Head to Wild Florida for authentic Florida experiences — like exploring the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Zoom along the surface of Lake Cypress in an airboat while looking for alligators, eagles, wild hogs, and more. Plus the Gator and Wildlife Park is home to more than 200 exotic animals.
Have you ever wondered where the Alligator Capital of the World is? It’s right here at Gatorland. Stroll through those gaping gator jaws at the park’s entrance and discover a lush world full of crocs, an aviary, a petting zoo, and an adrenaline-pumping zip line ride over hundreds of gators!
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