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Discover Why Kissimmee is a Haven for Families

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 04 September 2018
  • Revised 17 December 2023
Discover Why Kissimmee is a Haven for Families
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 04 September 2018
  • Revised 17 December 2023
Discover Why Kissimmee is a Haven for Families
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 04 September 2018
  • Revised 17 December 2023
It’s not hard to see why so many families flock to Kissimmee. Year-round warm weather, gorgeous villas, theme parks, and mesmerising scenery are just some of the things which attract holidaymakers visit year after year. Discover why families visit the sunny Kissimmee.

Kissimmee Villas

Known as the Vacation Capital of the World®, you’ll feel right at home in a Kissimmee, Florida villa. With an array of humble abodes to impressive, celebrity-style mansions, every family will find a villa which ticks all their boxes. You could opt for a home just moments from all the action or one slightly further afield, but one thing for sure is, you’ll enjoy a slice of Florida no matter where you choose.

Kissimmee villas offer a self-catering holiday like no other. Cook impressive meals in your very own kitchen and dine al fresco by the pool. Some homes even have a games room where you can play pool, air hockey, darts, and more.

Attractions and Theme Parks

Besides the largest range of holiday homes in the world, Kissimmee is bursting at the seams with adventure. Go zip-lining above an alligator-filled swamp, meet your favourite blockbuster characters, and scream to the top of your lungs on the most heart-pounding rollercoasters. Explore a by-gone era at Old Town Kissimmee where you experience traditional-style attractions or visit Fun Spot America, a family-owned fairground filled with classic rides and coasters.

Kids big and small, and grown-ups too will have a whale of a time at the sensational SeaWorld Parks. Be thrilled by SeaWords attractions, visit their whimsical waterpark, Aquatica, the wild animals and wilder rides of Busch Gardens as well as Discovery Cove; the only place where you can swim with dolphins in Central Florida. Unearth even more excitement at Universal Orlando Resort™ and Walt Disney World Resort, known for their impressive rollercoasters and attractions where your family can immerse themselves into a land a make-believe.

Go and See the Sea

A family holiday is always complete with a trip to the seaside and you’ll be pleased to hear that Kissimmee is in the perfect position for a beach day. Venture to Tampa, just an hour west to visit Busch Gardens or drive a little further for Clearwater, named the #1 Best Beach in the USA by TripAdvisor. If you head an hour and 20 minutes east from Kissimmee, you’ll reach the Cocoa Beach, where you can encounter an out-of-this-world experience at the most famous spaceport, Kennedy Space Center.


Whether you have your eye on something special or want to poodle through the malls looking for bargains, you’ll find malls aplenty throughout Kissimmee. Visit The Florida Mall for all of your sought-after American brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Macy’s, and Yankee Candle. Little ones can discover a world of colour at the Crayola Experience, also in the mall. If a bargain is what you’re after, then visit Orlando Premium Outlets filled with special discounts, sales and, factory shops.

Get your game face on for some serious shopping at Disney Springs and Universal’s City Walk. Find your most prized souvenirs here in the expansive gift shops where you can buy T-shirts, mugs, homewares, and everything else you can think of, all featuring your favourite characters, rides, and attractions.

Dining Experiences

With 1000 places to eat and drink, there really is no excuse to go hungry in Kissimmee. Choose from cuisines from across the globe, boasting a carnival of flavours or simply go all-American with indulgent classics. Fill your boots in buffets, teeming with bubbling, mouth-watering concoctions like Golden Corral, or dine in an upscale eatery like The Boathouse which overlooks the lake in Disney Springs.

Some of the most exciting nights are at dinner shows where you marvel at jaw-dropping performances as you tuck into a delicious plate of food, like the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament or Pirate’s Dinner Adventure.


Did you know that Kissimmee is the Gateway to the Everglades®? Get your trainers and venture off the beaten path and discover great leafy swamps and glistening lakes, just waiting to be explored. Ride on horseback, cycle, hike, or glide across Florida’s alluring scenery on an airboat. Gain a new perspective of the area by enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime romantic experience, a sunrise hot air balloon ride, giving you 360° views of the breath-taking landscape below.

Book your Kissimmee holiday today!


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