Visiting Kissimmee: Look Beyond Disney

Kissimmee is a very popular destination when visiting Florida. It offers an affordable way to experience the huge range of activities and attractions in the area, thousands and thousands of holidaymakers visit every year to enjoy the warm climate. There are very few places in the world that can boast such a diverse collection of attractions and opportunities.

Kissimmee is situated perfectly in the middle of Central of Florida, it is situated perfectly, allowing great access to all of its attractions. As a town, it has a very warm and friendly feel to it, unlike other cities.

As you’re aware, one of the primary attractions of Kissimmee is that it’s right next to the Walt Disney World Theme Park resorts, these draw him endless amounts of tourists every year. However, the town is also close to a number of lakes, swamps and rivers, making water recreation a great addition to your Florida holiday. This will allow you to enjoy the tranquillity of the sunny town, yet be close enough to all the major attractions.

There are 60,000 residents Kissimmee and is one of the largest towns in Florida. You’ll find almost every type of restaurant, shop, and attraction, and all just a short car journey away. The best way to get to know the local vibe, removed from the tourism of Walt Disney, is to spend a day in the historic Old Town. This historic downtown district features walking tours, antique shops, shopping, dining, or sightseeing. Highway 192 is the place to see and experience a small town atmosphere in a modern world.

Dining out in the Old Town is also fun for the kids, thanks to well-maintained play areas with a selection of activities for the younger ones. You have to be sure to bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes, there are a lot of places to see and visit, and you don’t want sore feet!

If you are travelling with large group of family or friends, there are plenty of villas to rent in Kissimmee; these will ensure that you have the space needed to make everyone in your party happy. Villas tend to work out cheaper than hotels, they are a little further away from Disney but they have the privacy, space and comfort that you deserve on your holiday.

Kissimmee is only 22 miles from Orlando International Airport, long haul flights from across the globe have very easy access here.  Historic Downtown Kissimmee is often missed in all the rush to visit the Disney and theme park attractions, but for those who want a ‘real Florida experience’, downtown Kissimmee is an essential part of any holiday to Florida.

When you’re looking for villas to rent in Kissimmee, there are many gated communities with glorious villas. Some can hold up to 10 guests, or even more. All will have a private pool and BBQ area and will always be very near to a highway so you can get to where you want to be very easily.

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