- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Kissimmee, Florida
Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida. Kissimmee is a family-oriented destination known for its off-the-beaten-path adventures, endless sunshine and proximity to world-famous theme parks.
Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando are just minutes away. The parks are sure to create experiences that last a lifetime, and with new experiences opening frequently, there is always something different to see.
In addition to the theme parks, there is a wild side to explore in this destination. Lush landscapes create the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures.
Here are some reason why you Kissimmee should be on your Bucket List.
Soar over alligators at Gatorland: Wave hello to the alligators and "jumping" crocodiles below as you zip across on the park's "Screamin' Gator" zipline attraction. But wait, there's more! Dare to wrestle an alligator and, go ahead, sit on top of one... It's much safer than you think and makes a great photo-op.
Take the plunge at Fun Spot America - Kissimmee: You'll realize how brave you are when you link arms with a friend or two and watch the ground slip away from under you as you're lifted 300 feet in the air, only to feel the rush of adrenaline as you plummet back down and find yourself swinging on the World's Tallest Sky Coaster.
Soar in a hot air balloon: Getting up before dawn is well worth the effort for the experience of lifting into the sky aboard a hot air balloon. Don't forget your camera because the view of the sunrise, the theme parks and the landscape below is both exhilarating and breathtaking.
Become a fighter pilot for a day: For a unique view of the area, fly in a legendary WWII P-51 Mustang at Stallion 51 or become a fighter pilot for an afternoon by taking the controls of a restored antique fighter plane at Warbird Adventures at Kissimmee Gateway Airport.
Glide the headwaters of the Florida Everglades on an Airboat Ride: Take in the sights as you glide through the waters of this unique wetland ecosystem on a thrilling airboat ride in search of alligators, birds and turtles. With speeds reaching up to 45 miles per hour, you are sure to feel the rush. Experience the natural beauty of Central Florida, just minutes from the famous theme parks. Take it one step further by going on a sunset or night time airboat ride. Spot gators simply by the glow in their eyes.
Get a bird's eye view of Central Florida from 400 feet on The Orlando Eye: Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of Central Florida, with sights of downtown Orlando's skyline, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral.
Fishing: The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes is comprised of approximately 80,000 acres of fishable waters, making it world renowned for its largemouth bass fishing. You are guaranteed to catch something along these waters as well as spot a variety of nesting birds and gators.