Kissimmee is a destination known for its endless sunshine, off-the-beaten-path adventures, and famous theme parks. As friends of mine who run a custom event flooring business quickly found out, here is more to this city than theme parks, and you will love exploring its beautiful gardens and parks, visiting local galleries and museums, or shopping at its boutiques and malls. Here are some fun things to do in Kissimmee, Florida.
Walt Disney World Resort
This is the world’s most frequented and largest vacation park. The Walt Disney World Resort boasts a never-ending program of fun for the entire family and 4 different theme parks. The Magic Kingdom radiates classical Disney, while Epcot celebrates a variety of cultures from different parts of the world. The Animal Kingdom is a great place to celebrate nature, and Hollywood Studios brings to life movie-making magic. There are also your favorite characters every stop along the way.
Universal Orlando Resort
The Universal Orlando Resort is a mega-theme park that combines the themed “Islands of Adventure” with the famous Universal Studios. With its impressive movie experience, this resort rivals Walt Disney. Walk through breathtaking recreations of New York and Hollywood, and let your favorite actors guide you as you walk down the rabbit hole.
Kissimmee Lakefront Park
If you want to take a break from the theme parks, visit Kissimmee Lakefront Front. An elegant recreational park awaits visitors complete with social spaces, boat slips, waterside piers, and playgrounds. You can also visit the Tohopekaliga Lake to explore the Floridian fauns and flora or stay on land to see the various entertainment spots.
Old Town is both a shopping mall and an amusement park at the same time. This place is not actually old as it is a nostalgic recreation of time past, inviting visitors and locals alike on a retro trip. The influence here is thoroughly American, and when compared to other local themed parks in this area, Old Town is a destination for relaxation. You will also find classic cars and the food sold here is in line with the retro theme. If you are still looking for a kick, the Fun Spot nearby fulfills that need.
Florida is well-known for alligators, creatures that have always inspired fascination and fear. The great reptiles at Gatorland can be both understood and admired. This wildlife preserve maintains and breeds different species, and boasts a safe and top-notch observation deck for introducing gators to visitors. If you are not too bothered about safety, you can enjoy the Gator Zipline.