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Holidays in Kissimmee

The southern edge of Orlando, 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 old Florida in a single trip. Conveniently located just minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios® Orlando and SeaWorld® Orlando, Kissimmee is a superb choice for your family holiday. Take a break from the theme parks and experience Florida's pristine landscape on a kayak or hot water balloon adventure.

26 °C

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

9 hours 35 minutes

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

For a relaxed holiday vibe with some of the world’s best theme parks just a short drive away, book a Thomas Cook holiday to Kissimmee.

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Orlando Superior Villas - Excel

Orlando

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Private screened outdoor pool
  • Great option for families and groups of friends
  • Car Hire included

What is included?

  • ATOL Cover
  • Resort service
  • Accommodation

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£791

Tuscana Resort

Florida, Orlando, Kissimmee Area

14 Nights, 2 Adults & 2 Children, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Bright and comfortable apartment
  • Relaxing pool
  • Movie room and clubhouse
  • Golf course next door

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Based on 920 reviews

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

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£971

Melia Orlando Suite Hotel

Florida, Orlando, Celebration

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 360-degree infinity swimming pool
  • Fuego Restaurant & Gastrobar serving international dishes
  • Access to the Celebration Day Spa

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Based on 1716 reviews

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • In-Flight Meals
  • Car Hire

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£992

Comfort Suites Maingate East

Kissimmee

7 Nights, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Fitness center
  • complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast

What is included?

  • Flight inc. taxes
  • Accommodation
  • 24hr Resort Service
  • ATOL Cover

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£1238

Lighthouse Key Resort Spa

Kissimmee

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Movie theatre
  • Spa & Saunas

What is included?

  • ATOL Cover
  • 24hr Resort Service
  • Flight inc. taxes
  • Accommodation

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£1381

Celebration Suites

Florida, Orlando, Kissimmee Area

7 Nights, 2 Adults, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Sun terraces with sunloungers
  • 2.5km from Walt Disney World Resort

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2962 reviews

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

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£770

Fantasy World Resort

Kissimmee

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 4 Star town homes
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Two swimming pools
  • Two five story water slides

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 128 reviews

What is included?

  • ATOL Cover
  • Flight inc. taxes
  • Accommodation

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£1234

Ramada Gateway

Florida, Orlando, Kissimmee Area

14 Nights, 2 Adults & 2 Children, Room Only
Hotel highlights
  • 1.5km from all the biggest attractions
  • Two outdoor pools
  • Delicious grillhouse restaurant

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 2081 reviews

What is included?

  • ATOL Protection
  • Resort service
  • 23kgs Standard Luggage Allowance
  • Car Hire

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£1089

Golf all year-round in Kissimmee on championship-calibre courses designed by some of golf’s greatest, dine outdoors on the brick-paved streets of Celebration, and shop ‘til you drop at local outlet malls where you will find some of the best designer brands. Kissimmee’s central location puts it just about an hour from the coast and around 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

Known as the Gateway to Fun, Kissimmee is located just minutes from world-famous theme parks like Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios® Orlando and SeaWorld® Orlando, making it the perfect destination for your holiday headquarters. Experience everything from wildlife areas and art exhibitions, to twisting rollercoasters and water slides.  On the outskirts of town, the Pioneer Village & History Museum is one of the key Kissimmee attractions for fans of local history.

For a break from the theme parks, explore Florida’s natural landscape with a range of exciting outdoor adventures. Glide across the headwaters of the Everglades as you spot alligators and bald eagles; lose yourself in the lush vegetation as you kayak beneath towering Cypress Trees in the calming Shingle Creek Regional Park; enjoy a lakeside picnic at Kissimmee Lakefront Park; and take in the all the sights from above on a hot air balloon ride. From thrills to tranquillity, each of these outdoor excursions put you at the centre of the excitement.

When it comes to dinner shows, Kissimmee serves up a variety of options that keep the whole family entertained and satisfied. So what can we start you off with? How about a trip back to Medieval Times for incredible jousting and a meal fit for a king? Or maybe you'd like to swim with the fishes? If so, bring your gang to Capone's Dinner & Show for a fun trip back in time to Prohibition-era Chicago. Knock three times at this speakeasy and give the secret password to enter. Then go on in and soak up a musical cabaret.

KISSIMMEE IS BEST FOR...

Families: After a long day in the theme parks, go for a round of mini-golf with the kids.

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

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


FAST FACTS

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

Flight time from UK: 9 hours 35 minutes

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

Visa & 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.


WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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

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.


GETTING AROUND

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

Catch a ballgame: See the Houston Astros in action at Kissimmee’s Osceola County Stadium during baseball’s spring training (February/March), when tickets are very cheap. Or head to the Citrus Bowl for American football.

On parade: The Citrus Parade is a major highlight of the USA’s sports parade calendar. Marching bands accompany floats through Downtown Orlando at the end of December.

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.


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