With an idyllic location in Central Florida, Kissimmee is close to everything families want in a Florida vacation: world famous theme parks, exciting entertainment, dinner attractions and access to thrilling natural attractions including zip-lining through the treetops and alligator spotting aboard an airboat.
Plus parents like me love the impressive array of shopping and dining options. Don't forget about splashing in the warm Florida water. From Kissimmee it's an easy drive to Florida’s beaches, the Space Coast and other attractions.
Kissimmee Florida Spring Break Planning
Every kid longs to experience the Florida theme parks at least once. It's really a "bucket list" trip when it comes to family travel. When you are based in Kissimmee you have Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, LEGOLAND Florida and Busch Gardens. Whew! That's a whole lot of action. Additional Kissimmee-based attractions include Fun Spot America’s pulsating rides for thrill seekers.
My family has taken some special trips down to Florida to escape the cold NYC winter. Our first family trip was to Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park. Our girls needed to get their princess on! But we didn't stop there. Over the years we've explored many on the popular theme parks and have made Kissimmee our home base.
Some of our other favorite experiences near Kissimmee included seeing LEGOLAND Florida and Sea World. Sea World definitely stands out in my memories since I brought my mom along. Momtrends Tip: if you can make a trip to Florida a multi-generational one DO IT! It's 3x more fun with grandparents along.
Kissimmee is More than Theme Parks
There’s also plenty to experience outside the theme parks. Families can enjoy a colorful adventure at the Crayola Experience or visit Disney Springs for a couple games of bowling at the high-energy Splitsville and a transforming performance at Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba.
Kissimmee is a great place to update your family's style. Get deals at Kissimmee’s shopping, dining and entertainment center, The Loop and The Loop West. These locations offer more than 400,000-square-feet of retail options in pedestrian-friendly, open-air atmospheres. Outlet shopping is also available at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and Orlando Premium Outlets and more treasures can be discovered at boutiques along the downtown streets of Kissimmee, St. Cloud and Celebration. The Florida Mall and the Mall at Millenia, just minutes away, also offer a mix of familiar favorites and high-end shops. At Disney Springs® hundreds of shopping options await, from high-end designer fashions to the perfect keepsakes.
Natural Attractions at Kissimmee Florida
Kissimmee’s carefully preserved natural environment and various outdoor attractions offer visitors a chance to reconnect with nature. Take a zipline through the treetops at Forever Florida Ziplines & Adventures in the Wild and Orlando Tree Trek or over alligators at Gatorland. Have an up-close animal encounter at Green Meadows Petting Farm and Lazy H Ranch. Speed through the wetlands and depths of pristine lakes on an airboat tour with Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Wild Florida Airboats & Wildlife Park and Spirit of the Swamp.
History and Culture in Kissimmee
Why not turn a portion of your trip into a learning adventure? Your family can experience a taste of authentic Florida culture and history within the downtown districts of Kissimmee and St. Cloud, or take a stroll down the trendy, brick-lined streets of Celebration. A variety of local museums provide hands-on, educational fun. Pay your respects to Veterans at the Museum of Military History, take a step back in time at Warbird Adventures and Air Museum.
Plan Your Trip to Kissimmee Florida for Spring Break
Kissimmee offers easy access to world famous Orlando theme parks and a variety of nature-based, eco-friendly activities. For more information on places to stay, things to do and discount offers in the Kissimmee area, visit www.ExperienceKissimmee.com.
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