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This more traditional American city has an abundance of small-town charm, with handsome streets and a laidback atmosphere that will make you feel like you've been transported to a Florida of days gone by.
In fact, Kissimmee holidays offer the charms of two contrasting worlds. Gorgeous shops with verandas and timber-clad buildings line the streets, particularly in Old Town and Kissimmee Main Street. But you'll also find a wealth of modern attractions, including some mega malls big enough to exhaust even the most determined shopaholics.
Lake Tohopekaliga on the edge of Kissimmee is a popular place to spend some time, too, whether fishing, sailing, or simply soaking up the sun. And for families, the parks of Walt Disney World Resort – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom – are hard to beat.
The holiday-fun resort of Orlando is 30 minutes from Kissimmee, yet the two cities share an equal journey time to the thrills, spills and delighted squeals of Walt Disney World, at Lake Buena Vista, which is 25 minutes away. In fact, it was Walt Disney's theme park that put Kissimmee on the tourist map in the 1970s.
Universal Orlando Resort is within easy reach of Kissimmee, too, with a journey time of just 30 minutes to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure theme park and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. And it's a doddle to reach Wet 'n Wild, SeaWorld and Discovery Cove, where you can swim with dolphins. So why not hire a car and take the kids to them all.
Accommodation options in Kissimmee are also numerous, with excellent resort-style hotels, family-run hotels that evoke the warmth of charming B&Bs, and a huge number of self-catering apartments and family villas with swimming pools.
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Sitting in the south-eastern corner of the USA, the state of Florida has balmy and sometimes dramatic weather…
Winter is a popular time to visit Kissimmee as temperatures average in the low to mid-20s, but there is less chance of the high humidity and storms associated with the summer months. Highs of 30C and beyond are frequent in July and August, as are short sharp thunderstorms that lash down and clear the air most afternoons.
Summer, Easter and Christmas are hugely popular times to visit Florida and high prices reflect this surge in demand. Though you can book cheap Kissimmee holidays throughout the year, really cheap holidays in Kissimmee are mostly offered outside of these peak times.
There’s plenty going on in nearby Orlando, but get a taste of Kissimmee at one of the area’s fun annual events...
Kissimmee Bluegrass Festival; March: Bluegrass music is big in this part of the United States and you can hear the mellow sounds every spring at this popular musical event, where you can also sample the cuisine of the south.
Kowtown Festival; March: Join the locals to celebrate Kissimmee's birthday. There will be music, hot-dog eating contests, barbecued food, fun for the kids and one huge birthday cake.
Kissimmee Old Fashioned 4th of July: This is one of the most fun celebrations of America's Independence Day in Florida. The free event features daytime activities flowed by a fireworks display when darkness falls in Lakefront Park.
Kissimmee is not just a family holiday hotspot; couples and older travellers also dig the easy-going vibe of this city...
Kids & teens: There's one very good reason that families flock to the Sunshine State of Florida – Mickey Mouse. And from Kissimmee, you're just a short hop to his home at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Grown-up families: Visit Gatorland, just minutes from Kissimmee, to learn more about, see and maybe even handle smaller specimens of these scaly Florida inhabitants.
Romance: Cosy wine bars and quality restaurants can be found around Kissimmee – head to the older parts of town for romance with a traditional backdrop.