Located just next door to Orlando, as well as some of the largest theme parks in Florida, the city of Kissimmee offers a wealth of activities and fun of its own. Enjoy exciting events, educational museums, and unforgettable outdoor excursions. Book a Kissimmee vacation rental today. Here are several of the most popular activities for families in Kissimmee.
1. Visit Old Town
Gather the family and explore the sights and sounds of Old Town. Visit the small shops and purchase gifts and souvenirs, and then tempt your palate at one of the delectable restaurants. Stunning architecture adorns the historic buildings where lights and music fill the streets at night. Kids enjoy a ride on the Ferris wheel, while thrill seekers can take a ride on the wooden coaster. You’ll find weekly car show events to dazzle your young petrolheads, or test your skills at the Rootin and Tootin’s Shooting Alley.
2. Enjoy a Meal at Medieval Times
Step back in time and watch a legendary show of two knights as they battle it out on horseback through a friendly game of jousting. The show also features two medieval soldiers with weapons drawn, and experience the beautiful of the royal falcon in flight. During the show, you and your family may enjoy a meal with King Don Carlos and his royal court. Menu items include sweet buttered corn, roasted chicken, potatoes, and delicate pastries from the castle.
3. Take a Boggy Creek Airboat Ride
Explore the Everglades from on board an airboat ride tour. Choose from a half an hour to an hour-long excursion, or opt for a 45-minute nighttime cruise. Boggy Creek Airboats take you through the cypress-filled wetlands and swamps where you and the family will see a variety of wildlife including alligators, birds, and sea turtles. Before you launch, have a meal at the barbecue restaurant at the boat ramp, or take a walking tour of a Native American village and learn how early residents of Kissimmee cooked, hunted, and survived.
4. Kayak Along Shingle Creek
The Shingle Creek Regional Park is located near downtown Kissimmee. You’ll find calm and tranquil water that is warm and inviting for those who enjoy kayaking and canoeing, and as you traverse the creek, enjoy the wildlife that lingers on the shore with curiosity. Take a short stroll along the trails, and then stop in and enjoy the small free museum.
5. Spend the Day at Lakefront Park
Situated on Lake Tohopekaliga, the Lakefront Park is the place to go if you want to get outside and stretch your legs from your vacation rental in Kissimmee. There are a couple of playgrounds for the kids to enjoy and a large splash pad to keep children cool during the summer. Use the barbecue grills and cook lunch for your crew, and then settle down on the open grass for a picnic lunch. You’ll also find plenty of shade trees and tables and chairs. If you like cycling, rent a bike and ride with the kids on the paved paths.
6. Experience a Zipline Tour
Forever Florida is a 4,700-acre conservation area that is ideal for those who like to explore natural habitats. Ziplining is the most popular activity within the area. Seven different courses let you spend an entire day in the park. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, you can tour the area on foot. There’s also horseback riding and a bus tour through the canopy of trees.
7. Ride a Hot Air Balloon
Aerostat Adventures offers balloon rides over the entire city. Here, you can get an excellent vantage point of various points in the area. From breathtaking heights, you can also see all the way to Disney and some of the other famous attractions of central Florida. At the end of the ride, your family receives a flight certificate for a life-long souvenir.
8. Tour the Museum of Military History
If you or someone you love has ever been in the military or has an interest in the armed forces, the Museum of Military History should not be missed. The museum seeks to educate and create awareness on all the branches of the military. Ideal for all ages, this museum features artifacts from the Civil War up to the present day. At the end of the tour, you can donate to help keep the museum running. Active military members get in at no charge.
9. Earn Some Prizes at the Happy Days Family Fun Center
Fight the heat and the rain at the Happy Days Family Fun Center. One of the few arcades that still takes tokens, this center has a plethora of video games to play. As you play, you can earn tickets for exchange in the gift center. Fight your thirst at the Happy Daiquiri inside the center, which has over 144 flavor combinations. They also offer sodas and sweet treats you can take back to your vacation rental in Kissimmee.
10. Experience Thrills at Kissimmee GoKarts
Enjoy the thrill of speed when you travel around the largest go-kart track in Florida. At nearly a mile long, the Kissimmee track is perfect for all ages. Part of the track is elevated to help you gain more speed, and the track is open 7 days a week, so you can work the trip into your plans. Younger children enjoy the inside arcade, which features full-sized video games, including Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. If you’re booking your vacation rental in Kissimmee around a birthday or special occasion, you can rent the entire park out.
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