Kissimmee holidays

Kissimmee is a great place to stay if you’re after the full Florida experience. Explore everything from world-renowned theme parks to the natural beauty of Florida in a single trip. Conveniently located just minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™. With an abundance of luxury resorts, well-known hotel properties and one-of-a-kind holiday homes, Kissimmee is a superb choice for your family holiday. 

Things to do

Located in Central Florida, Kissimmee is 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport and only minutes away from world-famous theme parks. From family-friendly rides to exhilarating roller coasters, Kissimmee has thrills for all! Immerse yourself in the beauty of Florida’s natural landscape with activities ranging from ziplining to paddle-boarding, play on championship-calibre golf courses, enjoy delectable international and local fare, and shop ‘til you drop for an unforgettable holiday. 

Theme parks

Kissimmee is a stone’s throw away from world famous theme parks. Visit Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the magical Walt Disney World Resort, where memories made will last a lifetime. At Universal Orlando® Resort the whole family can enjoy the waterparks, experience the wonder of The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM and whizz around on thrilling rides and rollercoasters.

History and culture

Take in a local art festival at The Osceola Performing Arts Center, and stroll through history at Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek. Be awed by masterpieces at the Orlando Museum of Art and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. And be moved by the Museum of Military History, which details the American military experience during wartime over the past 100 years. Everywhere you turn, beauty and discovery come to life in Kissimmee through our art, historic, and cultural attractions.

Family evening entertainment

Discover the boutique restaurants, one-off shops, and lively nightlife of Kissimmee Main Street. See the best of small-town America, complete with a modern twist, at Celebration Town Center. And be sure to explore Old Town Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Pointe Orlando, and 360 Complex for unique eateries and eclectic attractions. With six entertainment districts to choose from—and so many things to do in Kissimmee—we’ll keep you entertained all day (and night) long!

Map of Kissimmee

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26 ℃

Winter’s the most comfortable (and driest) season.

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Orlando International Airport (MCO), about 28km north-east of Kissimmee.

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Families: After exploring the theme parks, go up, up, and away in a hot air balloon with the kids for a memory they will cherish.

Thrill-seekers: Kissimmee has rides of its own, including rollercoasters and a ferris wheel. For something different, try a zipline adventure or ghost tour.

Nature-lovers: Take an airboat ride through the Headwaters of the Everglades and, ride horses along nature trails.

Fast facts for Kissimmee

Language: The language spoken in Kissimmee is English.

Currency: The currency used in Kissimmee is the US Dollar ($).

Local time: Kissimmee is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Orlando International Airport. The transfer time to Kissimmee is 25 minutes.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Kissimmee is 9 hours.

Tourist information: Further Kissimmee tourist information can be found at https://www.experiencekissimmee.com/.

Visa and health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/usa for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Kissimmee.

Holiday destinations related to Kissimmee:

  • Walt Disney World Resort 
  • Universal Resort
  • Lake Buena Vista
  • International Drive
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Orlando 
  • Florida
  • Getting around Kissimmee

    By car: Driving is by far the easiest and most flexible way to get to wherever you want to go in Kissimmee, Orlando and beyond. The Osceola Parkway (Toll Road 522) will take you straight to Walt Disney World Resort, and there’s parking at all major attractions.

    By taxi: There are plenty of taxi services in the Kissimmee and Orlando area, particularly handy if you’re planning a night out. You can even hire a limo to make a big entrance.

    By bus: Public transport is available around Florida, with buses operated by Lynx. Fares are very reasonably priced.

    Events in Kissimmee

    Snow in Florida: Now Snowing in Celebration is a seasonal Christmas event that is truly memorable. Gather around downtown Celebration and get into the spirit with snow-lined streets, carolers, an ice rink, and a tree-lighting.

    Start Your Engines: The Saturday Nite Car Cruise Citrus Parade is a major highlight of Old Town Kissimmee’s charm. Classic cars drive down Main Street as different entertainers perform for onlookers.

    Rodeo-time: Rodeos are a must-see in this old ranching area. The biggest events are the Silver Spurs rodeos at Osceola Heritage Park in February and June.

    Kissimmee weather

    Temperature: Average highs range from 21 (°C) in January to 33 (°C) in July and August.

    Best time to visit: Winter’s the most comfortable (and driest) season.

    You’ll need to pack your suncream whenever you go to Florida. Kissimmee basks in sunshine all year round, though you’ll want a light jacket between September and April. During the hot summer months, the weather in Kissimmee ’s hottest months also happens to be the wettest.

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