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Relaxing Things to Do in Kissimmee

  • By Tammy van der Westhuizen
  • Published 28 January 2019
  • Revised 28 September 2023
Relaxing Things to Do in Kissimmee
  • By Tammy van der Westhuizen
  • Published 28 January 2019
  • Revised 28 September 2023
Relaxing Things to Do in Kissimmee
  • By Tammy van der Westhuizen
  • Published 28 January 2019
  • Revised 28 September 2023

With the world’s theme park capital on its doorstep, Kissimmee is a top choice for holidaymakers due to its quiet and suburban setting. And with an array of prestigious villa communities scattered throughout Central Florida, it's no surprise that Kissimmee is a sought-after destination for those planning an Orlando holiday.

Here, you can enjoy the best of both worlds – the convenience of being near the theme parks and the peace of suburban life. To enhance this sense of calm, Kissimmee offers a plethora of attractions designed to soothe those frazzled theme park nerves. So, let's delve into some of the most relaxing things to do in carefree Kissimmee...

Replenish Yourself at the Spa

There's nothing quite like a spa day for truly embracing holiday mode. And if you stay at a villa in Champions Gate or Encore Club at Reunion, prepare to find ultimate tranquility at luxurious on-site spa services.

At Champions Gate, the Mokara Spa awaits, offering a serene haven with exceptional treatment rooms and lounges where you can unwind. Meanwhile, at Encore Club at Reunion, a team of in-resort therapists will bring the spa experience to your villa, providing a range of soothing massages and treatments right in the comfort of your own space.

To enhance your state of bliss, take a refreshing dip in your private pool or enjoy a relaxing soak in the spillover spa bath. And for those who prefer to rejuvenate their bodies through stretching and yoga, both resorts offer well-equipped fitness centres for your convenience.

Greet the Morning with Bob's Balloon Rides

Experience the serenity of soaring high above the sun-drenched town of Kissimmee as you embark on a hot air balloon adventure. Glide gracefully into the sky within the safety and comfort of a specially designed gondola, feeling as light as a feather. Offering flights which are completely private, this is perfect if you're looking to fly to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and engagements. With flights departing from Kissimmee and typically floating around the south of Walt Disney World, you’ll get to see an awesome view of Orlando’s theme parks and sprawling cityscape. It’s a sky-high adventure you won’t want to miss.

Float Along a Lazy River

What better way to relax than by sitting in an inflatable ring and sailing downstream? If you’re staying in a villa, then you may be in luck as a host of villa communities offer waterparks or resort-style swimming pools equipped with a relaxing lazy river. Guests staying at Reunion Resort, Champions Gate, Windsor at Westside, Windsor Island, and Storey Lake Resort have the privilege of accessing the resort's lazy river at their leisure. For Solterra guests, there is a nominal fee to access the resort's lazy river. Simply surrender to the gentle current whenever you crave tranquillity and allow the river to carry you and your concerns away. Hop in a ring, close your eyes and ride the tide.

Pack a Picnic at Lake Tohopekaliga

Kissimmee’s natural surroundings are nothing short of beautiful. One outstanding example of this is Lake Tohopekaliga, also known as Lake Toho, an exquisite location for scenic strolls, birdwatching, and simply enjoying the natural surroundings. And what better way to immerse in the lake’s peaceful atmosphere than with a picnic of all your favourite treats? Whether you choose to relax under the sheltered picnic pavilion or spread out a picnic blanket, kick off your shoes, and bask in the warm Florida sun while savouring your picnic delights. And for those who wish to step it up a notch, the BBQ grills are perfect for a summer sizzle. Still looking for leisurely activities? Grab a rod from a shop nearby and see if you can fish for the big catch, or maybe even take a boat out and sail around this gorgeous lake.

Feel the Sand Under Your Toes at St. Cloud Lakefront Park

Located adjacent to Lake Toho, you'll find East Lake Toho, where the shores of St. Cloud Lakefront Park glisten in the Florida sun. While the allure of a beach day at Daytona or Cocoa Beach isn't too far from Kissimmee, St. Cloud Lakefront Park offers a delightful alternative for those seeking the joys of sand, sun, and sea without the long drive.

What's more, the water here remains pleasantly shallow, making it an ideal destination for families seeking a perfect day out. Simply unfurl your beach towel and revel in the radiant sunshine, or if you're in the mood for some action, live out your Baywatch fantasies by engaging in a game of beach volleyball. This family-friendly park boasts additional amenities, including a playful splash pad for children, conveniently located restrooms, and a concession stand where you can grab a bite to eat.

Explore Celebration by Bike

Celebration, a charming enclave often considered part of Kissimmee, stands as a quaint community originally established by The Walt Disney Company. This picturesque town draws inspiration from the nostalgic charm of historic American towns. It boasts upscale residences, an appealing town centre, glistening lakes, and an interconnected network of pedestrian-friendly pathways that weave through both the town and its natural parks.

Embark on a morning or afternoon journey exploring Celebration’s idyllic suburbs and leafy trails with Celebration Bicycle Rental. Traverse the town’s landscape at your own pace or consider joining a guided bike tour to gain deeper insights into the intriguing history and Disney-related connections of this remarkable town. With convenient 2-hour bike rentals available, you'll have ample time to pedal through the scenic landscapes, uncover hidden gems, and still relish the relaxed atmosphere that permeates this enchanting corner of Kissimmee.

Kayak at Shingle Creek Regional Park

Enter the fairytale forest of Shingle Creek Regional Park, adorned with towering pine flatwoods, cypress swamps, and shaded paths. While exploring the wooded wetlands is a magical adventure by foot or bike, you’ll get a whole new perspective on the water by renting a kayak or canoe. Enjoy the sound of nature as you glide through the creek, listening out for echoing birdlife and the sounds of nature. What's more, the absence of motorboats on this pristine river ensures an uninterrupted and peaceful experience. As you paddle along, keep your eyes peeled to encounter turtles and waterbirds wading in the waters.

Tee-off on a Kissimmee Golf Course

Many consider a spot of golf to be one of the most relaxing things to partake in, so golfers should be aware that Kissimmee is the dream destination for those looking to tee off. Central Florida’s gorgeous sunshine makes playing 18 holes a super-scenic affair, and feeling the sun beat down as you’re on the greens makes the game all the more comfortable. Kissimmee Bay Country Club, Reunion Resort Golf Club and Champions Gate Golf Club are some prestigious courses in the area. Each features lush fairways, both challenging and leisurely holes, and great clubhouses where you can enjoy a post-match review over an excellent selection of food and drink. Simply a golfer's paradise.

Ready to unwind in Kissimmee and experience all it offers? Browse our Kissimmee Area Holidays 2024 & 2025 to find your dream escape.

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