Kissimmee Like a Local

Why You Should Drive to Kissimmee

Whether you and your family are new or longtime residents of the sunshine state, take time to rediscover all the reasons Kissimmee is the Big, Bold Heart of Florida.

In Kissimmee, you'll find endless possibilities for things to do and places to explore. Sunny Kissimmee is only about an hour drive to each coast, on the doorstep of world-famous theme parks, and surrounded by thrilling outdoor adventures.

In addition to being the Vacation Home Capital of the World, Kissimmee is also home to many hotels and resorts perfect for the entire family. You can have all the comforts of home plus amenities like resort-style pools and water parks, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and so much more. So grab your sunglasses, pack an overnight bag, and head to Kissimmee to get the full experience of living in the sunshine state.

Family walking down sidewalk at the Promenade at Sunset Walk

Kissimmee Lakefront Park

Beyond the Theme Parks: Fun Things To Do in Kissimmee

Immerse yourself in a world of outdoor adventures, entertainment districts, and fun-filled shopping and dining in Kissimmee.

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Group of 3 girlfriends walking down the sidewalk in downtown Kissimmee examining their shopping bags

Score the find of a lifetime shopping in Downtown Kissimmee

A family picnic at Kissimmee Lakefront Park
Yellow kayak in Cypress Forest

Kissimmee Like a Local

From delicious dining and fun weekly attractions to appreciating the great outdoors, we’ve rounded up Kissimmee locals’ favorite things to do in this sunny part of Central Florida.

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A ferris wheel at Old Town Kissimmee.
Family of Five on Adventures on Kissimmee
two kids play in a red towel

Enjoying a staycation with Vacations Homes Collection / @asekyb

Spring Break Like a Local Itinerary

If you’ve ever been to Central Florida (or you’re lucky enough to live here), you know just how beautiful, fun, and exciting it is here in spring — not to mention year-round!

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Biking around Celebration / @asekyb

Biking around Celebration / @asekyb

Best Water Parks in Kissimmee

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