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KissimmeeUnited States of America

This exciting city in Central Florida is known for its world famous theme parks, beautiful nature, outdoor adventures and classic car shows.

Stay in Kissimmee and there’ll never be a dull moment. Get out there and enjoy its amusements, nature trails, museums, swamp tours and outdoor sports activities. This lakeside city’s proximity to Orlando’s biggest theme parks and its budget-friendly hotel accommodation make it a popular holiday destination with tourists from around the world.

Theme parks are not the only adventures available in Orlando. Surrounded by swamps, famous for their alligator population, take the chance to explore the wilderness on Kissimmee's backdoor. Hike a nature trail near Lake Tohopekaliga and spot the local wildlife. Take a ride through the countryside Visit an exciting city in Central Florida that’s known for its family attractions, natural surroundings, outdoor adventures and classic car shows.

Spend a few days in Kissimmee and enjoy its amusements, museums, swamp tours, nature trails and other outdoor activities. The lakeside city’s proximity to Orlando’s biggest theme parks and its budget-friendly hotel accommodation make it a popular holiday destination.

Theme parks are not the only places for adventure in Orlando. Get out and explore the wilderness on Kissimmee's backdoor. Hike the nature trail near Lake Tohopekaliga and spot local wildlife, or hop on an ATV for a ride through the countryside. Go deep under the waves on a scuba diving trip off the Florida coast or, if you’d rather stay near the surface, kayak around one of the area’s many lakes. Travel to the far reaches of the Florida Everglades by taking an airboat tour or take a hide on a hovercraft.

Historic Kissimmee city centre is a mix of shops, restaurants and attractions. Shop for collectables at Lanier's Historic Downtown Marketplace, a large antique mall. For lunch or dinner, head over to Dakin Avenue, home to some of the city's most popular restaurants and bars. At Lakefront Park, find the Monument of States, a 50-foot (15-meter) tower made from minerals, fossils and pieces of buildings from all over the United States. Come back to the park at dusk on the first Friday of every month for the outdoor cinema.

If you are interested in history, devote some time to Kissimmee's museums. Watch World War II planes being restored at the Kissimmee Air Museum and stroll through Pioneer Village to see authentic buildings from the late 19th century including a citrus packing house.

Where to stay in Kissimmee

Orlando showing golf

West Kissimmee

4/5Very Good!(83 area reviews)

West Kissimmee is known for its exciting water parks, and with sights like Lake Davenport and Island H2O Live!, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Four Corners.

West Kissimmee
Kissimmee featuring a river or creek, boating and rapids

Historic Downtown Kissimmee

3.5/5Good!(11 area reviews)

Unique features of Historic Downtown Kissimmee include the theme parks and shopping. Make a stop by Kissimmee Lakefront Park or Lake Tohopekaliga while you're exploring the area.

Historic Downtown Kissimmee

Top hotels in Kissimmee

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
7600 Mystic Dunes Lane, Kissimmee, FL
The price is £64 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Set in Kissimmee, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Epcot®. Orlando Vineland ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,837 reviews)

"I love everything but I found a roach in the kitchen and the next day I ordered food and I found another one inside the plate with the mozzarella sticks not cool at all other than that I was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club by Diamond Resorts
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Margaritaville Resort Orlando
4 out of 5
8000 Fins Up Circle, Kissimmee, FL
The price is £158 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

Located in the suburbs, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lake Davenport, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, and Disney's Winter Summerland ...

4.3/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"I will stay here again. I loved everything about it and how close it was to the parks too."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Westgate Vacation Villas Resort
Westgate Vacation Villas Resort
3.5 out of 5
7700 Westgate Blvd., Kissimmee, FL
The price is £87 per night from 25 Sep to 26 Sep

This family-friendly Kissimmee resort is located in the entertainment district, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, and within 6 mi (10 ...

3.7/5Good! (1,077 reviews)

"This place was amazing!! Definitely staying here again"…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Westgate Vacation Villas Resort

Popular places to visit in Kissimmee

Old Town
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Old Town

4/5(115 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Old Town, a favourite shopping spot in Kissimmee. Discover the acclaimed theatre scene and theme park in this family-friendly area.

Osceola Heritage Park
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Osceola Heritage Park

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Osceola Heritage Park, a popular green space in Kissimmee. Attend a sporting event or visit the theme park in this family-friendly area.

Silver Spurs Arena
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Silver Spurs Arena

Catch an event at Silver Spurs Arena during your trip to Kissimmee.Visit the theme park and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Mystic Dunes Golf Club
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Mystic Dunes Golf Club

Tee off at one of Orlando’s premier golf clubs and enjoy the championship course, the excellent facilities and the laid-back Florida vibe. 

Lake Tohopekaliga
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Lake Tohopekaliga

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Tohopekaliga, a popular spot to commune with nature in Orlando. Wander the lakeside or discover the area's sunrises.

Falcon's Fire Golf Club
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Falcon's Fire Golf Club

4/5(1 review)

Enjoy a round of golf at one of Orlando’s top courses, where rolling greens, shimmering lakes and a restaurant await. 

Top things to do in Kissimmee

Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets
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Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets

£441
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

£53
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour
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Chocolate Kingdom - Factory Adventure Tour

£13
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride
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Florida Manatee Adventure & Airboat Ride

£111
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Excursion to Clearwater Beach with Lunch from Orlando
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Excursion to Clearwater Beach with Lunch from Orlando

£63
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
In the City Discount Card: Orlando
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In the City Discount Card: Orlando

£12
Per adult

Reviews of Kissimmee

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
91
5 - Excellent 37.75933609958506%
4 - Good
118
4 - Good 48.96265560165975%
3 - Okay
26
3 - Okay 10.78838174273859%
2 - Disappointing
3
2 - Disappointing 1.2448132780082988%
1 - Terrible
3
1 - Terrible 1.2448132780082988%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

Quiet area. Will definitely need a car. Be aware of toll roads in the area. 192 can get busy with traffic and you have to drive everywhere

4/5 - Good

Cameron

11 Mar 2020

The historic old town and park are very nice but less so the rest of the area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Feb 2020

plenty of dining options and publix. central for parks

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Celebration is close by and is well worth a visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Dee

17 Dec 2019

Peaceful and safe :-)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Dec 2019

Great shopping roads great to drive on love all local shops restaurants and bars

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