Planning a trip to Kissimmee
? You'll find this sun-soaked, family-friendly vacation hotspot offers a lot more than a portal to Walt Disney World. Though the destination is certainly perfectly primed for a theme park vacation, Kissimmee certainly has more to offer than access to Mickey Mouse. Best of all, the area is home to thousands of vacation rentals that put all Orlando has to offer within easy reach. From theme parks to theater, here are the top 10 things to do in Kissimmee.
1. Green Meadows Farm
If you're traveling with children too young to enjoy some of Orlando's more intense attractions, take them to Green Meadows Farm, where visitors can milk a cow, pet goats, and catch chickens on this homey farmstead.
2. Dinner at Sunset Sam's Fish Camp
This kitschy restaurant may look like a tourist trap, but appearances are deceiving: this favorite restaurant serves up some of the best local cuisine around. Savor some crispy conch fritters, seared sea scallops, or a simple slice of delectable key lime pie.
3. A Balloon Ride with Thompson Aire
Want a bird's eye view of the Orlando region? You'll get that view (and so much more) with a private hot air balloon ride with Thompson Aire. Only four to six people are allowed per ride, offering the most intimate balloon rides in the region.
4. Medieval Times
Is it cliche Sure. A little hokey? Maybe. But you're guaranteed to have a great time at Medieval Times, watching live jousters and maidens fair compete for the audience's affection. In fact, "Top 10 Things to Do in Kissimmee" wouldn't be complete without mentioning its most famous dinner theater.
If you're looking for a uniquely Floridian experience, look no further than Gatorland. This hardy attraction is the oldest theme park in the area, surviving both fires and stiff competition from other area attractions. You'll find thousands of alligators and crocodiles on display in addition to several gator-themed shows (the Gator Jungaroo show
is not to be missed).
6. Go Golfing Kissimmee
is home to several of the area's leading golf courses. Grab a tee time at the Ree Jones-designed Falcon's Fire Golf Club
, the 9-hole Crane's Bend
, or the old-school Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club
7. Zip Orlando
Craving a little outdoor adventure? You'll love Zip Orlando, an eight-cable zipline that sends visitors whooshing over trees 65 feet off the ground.
8. Lake Kissimmee
Need an escape from the crowds and the commercialism? Spend a day out at Lake Kissimmee State Park
, where you'll see more deer, turkeys, bald eagles and native bird species than you will people. Enjoy canoeing, fishing, or boating in addition to the park's 13 miles of hiking trails.
9. Old Town
Kissimmee's Old Town is an entertainment complex with something to offer everyone. Spend an evening wandering through Old Town's shops or grab a bite at one of the complex's many restaurants. Old Town also hosts a variety of rides and attractions, ranging from go-karts to laser tag. However, the complex is probably most well known for its weekly classic car cruises, where any and all pre-1975 cars are invited to come and take a literal cruise down memory lane alongside other car enthusiasts.
10. The Walt Disney World Resort
You knew it was coming. Though these other attractions are fantastic, the best of all the top 10 things to do in Kissimmee continues to be what is most-well known as the happiest place on Earth. World-class dining? Cirque du Soleil? Spas? Water parks? Endless rides and entertainment? Walt Disney World's got it all - and more. No trip to Kissimmee
is complete without paying homage to the Mouse.
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