Things to do in Kissimmee
Apart from the magical, world-famous theme parks, there’s still lots of other things to do in Kissimmee. The sunny resort, which lies on the northwest shore of Lake Tohopekaliga, is surrounded by nature reserves that are ideal for off-track adventures. Be entertained by a boat trip through the mysterious swampland or discover the wildlife in a fairytale-like forest. After long days of adventure, unwind in the evening at a dinner and show that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Whether you love the outdoors or prefer to splash about on a beach, there’s plenty of Kissimmee things to do to keep everyone happy.
Get to Gatorland, and make it snappy! Encounter crocodiles, alligators and more at Florida’s famous Gatorland, where thrill-seekers can even soar over the alligators on the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line (don’t worry, it’s perfectly safe!). At the family-friendly Fun Spot America amusement park, you’ll find go-karts, rollercoasters, an arcade and rides for all ages. There’s plenty of free attractions in and budget-friendly things to do in Kissimmee, too. Visit the historic courthouse, head to the beautiful Lakefront Park, and take a closer look at the Monument of States. If you like to fish, there are plenty of tranquil waterside spots to see if the bass are biting, at Lake Tohopekaliga.
Whether it’s relaxing at the beach or hitting some balls on the golf course, Kissimmee’s warm weather makes it perfect for outdoor activities. For those rare days when the sun isn’t shining, you can make rainy days fun and relax at a luxury spa or explore a variety of museums in the area. Families in particular are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and things to do in Kissimmee, so you should never hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”.
No trip to Kissimmee is complete without a visit to the charming boutiques in the downtown area. For one-of-kind souvenirs and collectibles, there’s the eclectic boutiques and shops on offer in Old Town, or the speciality stores found in the tree-lined avenues of Celebration. If designer and name brands are bargain prices are more your thing, then head to one of Orlando’s premium outlets on International Drive. With its department stores and popular retailers, The Loop in Kissimmee even has a 16-screen cinema so you can finish your day of retail therapy with a family movie.
Nightlife and entertainment
It may not be renowned for its nightlife, but Kissimmee still has plenty to do once the rollercoasters have stopped and the sun sets. There’s a selection of bars that are open late, and you’ll still find evening entertainment in hotels and theme park events for families. Enjoy live music, fine dining, dancing and performances from world-famous acts like Cirque Du Soleil and the Blue Man Group.
Appealing to the nature lover in all of us, Kissimmee offers the very best in outdoor adventure. Soar high above Central Florida and enjoy breathtaking views in a hot air balloon. Zip along the everglades in an airboat for a chance to see a real live alligator; no trip to the Sunshine State is complete without one! There are great hiking and biking trails too, so if you love the outdoors then Kissimmee is the place for you.
Historic downtown Kissimmee
Take a walk through the Old Town and you’ll enjoy a distinctive Americana vibe reminiscent of the fifties and sixties. Offering up a nostalgic take on family entertainment, great shopping and restaurants, this famous Kissimmee district has everything from all-American muscle cars on Friday nights to street parties and arcade games at the Happy Days Family Fun Center, which should definitely be on your list of things to do in Kissimmee!