No visit to Florida is complete without a visit to Disney World and Kissimmee is right at the doorstep of this world famous attraction along with a host of other central Florida delights. But that’s not the only reason to visit this area at the end of the Orange Blossom Trail in the heart of Florida.
The fact is that Kissimmee is an area with its own distinctive charms. Located just south of Orlando on Lake Tohopekaliga in Osceola County, Kissimmee offers a rich array of activities to choose from. What’s more, Kissimmee vacation rentals and Kissimmee condos are a convenient and economical way for a stay in the area. This means that many visitors, lured by the town’s quiet charms, are choosing it as a base for their central Florida vacation.
If you love the charm of small American towns, you’ll feel right at home in Kissimmee. You can take it all in on a walking tour or just browse the antique shops, sample the fine dining or just stroll around and soak in the atmosphere. It’s a green and pleasant town with numerous parks including Brinson Park, Lakefront Park, Lake Kissimmee State Park and Makinson Island. Also nearby is Cocoa Beach, a long stretch of coast with an active surfing scene.
But that’s not to suggest that the place is dull. After nightfall, the town shows its livelier side in the form of uniquely-themed venues such as Medieval Times and Capone’s dinner shows.
From the small town charm of the city itself, you can easily visit nearby theme parks, beaches, and a range of outdoor attractions such as golf, tennis, fishing, water sports. One unique treat is Congo River Golf which is enjoyed in the delightful setting of landscaped tropical gardens. Then there’s Water Mania, a huge theme park bursting with thrilling water rides.
You can also enjoy the region’s abundant natural attractions. On treat is to take a Boggy Creek Airboat Ride, a guided tour around the scenic Florida Everglades. Horticultural lovers can admire the flora in the vast conservatory at World of Orchids, while admirers of creepy crawlies can get their fill at Reptile World Serpentarium.
Of course if you’ve got kids along, the big attraction will be Walt Disney World along with the matchless array of entertainment attractions in the area. Kissimmee is the gateway to Orlando and the perfect spot to base yourself in easy reach of all these central Florida attractions. These include Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Cypress Gardens, Gatorland, and Silver Spurs Rodeo, to mention just a few.
If you love the central Florida region, you’ll also want to look at Davenport. Located in Polk County southwest of Orlando between Kissimmee and Winter Haven, Davenport forms part of the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area. It’s one of central Florida’s fastest growing areas and has much to offer the holiday maker. And with Davenport vacation rentals, you can find quality accommodation to suit your needs at the right price.
When planning your trip to this delightful part of the United States, here are a few things to bear in mind.
Firstly, the weather. Florida is the Sunshine State so you’re virtually guaranteed sunny days. In the central part of the date, July is the warmest month with the mercury often hitting 92 degrees. January is the coolest showing a mild 49 degrees.
For all the latest information on what’s happening in and around Kissimmee, drop into the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau along East Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway.
Osceola County Historical Museum and Pioneer Center in Kissimmee can give you information about the rich heritage of Osceola County and Kissimmee’s origins as a major cattle center.
When it comes to accommodation, the area is richly served with hotels, guest houses, villas and apartments. However, the best way to have a memorable holiday is to take advantage of the great rates offered on Kissimmee and Davenport vacation rentals.
Some of the best Kissimmee vacation rentals are the Kissimmee condos many of which come with full kitchens, together with shared fitness facilities and swimming pools. They offer a real home away from home. Check online for the best accommodation for your need and make your reservation right at the web sites for instant confirmation.