Holidays to Kissimmee combine the tranquillity of a lakeside setting with the thrills of Florida's most popular theme parks.
Located bang in the middle of Florida
, Kissimmee's brimming with small-city USA
charm – featuring a historic downtown district full of classic American diners and traditional stores. Built along the lakeshore, Kissimmee's also home to Old Town USA – a quaint replica village with an antique fairground and a weekly vintage car rally.
Despite its quiet, unhurried feel, Kissimmee's just a 30-minute drive away from some of Orlando
's biggest theme parks. Walt Disney World
Resort is one of the most popular, and Magic Kingdom
Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom
and Disney Springs
are all within a 30-minute drive.
Wetlands and wilderness
Get a glimpse of the local wildlife with an organised tour of Kissimmee's wetlands – home to a variety of birds, turtles and – of course – gators. Tours typically take you out on an airboat, so you'll skim across the swamps without muddying the waters or disturbing the peace for its two and four-legged locals.