Kissimmee, the county seat of Osceola County, is a principal city of Greater Orlando. Seated in the Orlando metro, the area is primarily recognized for its world famous theme parks – Walt Disney World Resort, Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Sea World Orlando, and Universal Studios to name a few.
Aside from modern attractions, Kissimmee is also known for its collection of historical landmarks that illustrates the city's rich and vibrant past. The Kissimmee Historic District, declared a historic district in 1994, is a district bounded by Aultman Street, Monument Avenue, Penfield Street, and Randolph Avenue and houses 189 historic buildings.
Other must-visit heritage sites include the Colonial Estate, the First United Methodist Church, the Monument of States, the Old Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum.
Explore Kissimmee's lovely parks and discover fun things to do in this picturesque Orlando suburb
Activities to enjoy in Kissimmee aside from exploring historical landmarks and enjoying theme park attractions, include further exploration of the city's aesthetic views. The Kissimmee Lakefront Park, for example, is a USD 20 million public works project and is indeed a sight to see. Other notable sites include the Makinson Island Park, the Babb Park at Shingle Creek, and Twin Oaks Conservation Area.
Biking is one notable activity – the Shingle Creek Regional Trail aims to connect Kissimmee to Orlando through a 32 mile bike trail. Once completed, it will definitely be a haven for bicycle rides and maybe long leisurely walks.
If you wish to enjoy the many perks of Kissimmee, it is best to stay at the city's most comfortable hotels. Honorable mentions include the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando-Lake Buena Vista, Ramada Kissimmee Downtown Hotel, Baymont Inn and Suites, and Howard Johnson Inn Tropical Palms. To explore the city's rich and diverse culture, it is best to be settled nearby Kissimmee's Historic Downtown.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
Located a quick 20-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport and just 3.5 miles from Walt Disney World® Resort, consider staying at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South Hotel. Perfect for families or those requiring more space, each suite features a separate living area and bedroom, kitchenette with a microwave and mini fridge and two flat screen TVs. There's also a safe in each room for your convenience. Kick start each morning with a free made-to-order hot breakfast and enjoy the Evening Reception with complimentary beverages when you return from a day out.
The Embassy Suites offers a full fitness room, outdoor pool and whirlpool and there are no resort fees! While service animals are welcome, general pets cannot be accommodated.
Ramada Kissimmee Downtown
Thus, Ramada Kissimmee Downtown Hotel is the place to be. The 3 star hotel is seated nearby the city's lively Historic Downtown that houses chic restaurants, bars, a farmer's market, boutiques, galleries, and even hosts an outdoor movie screening beginning at dusk. Explore the city's finest while checked in at a hotel that offers 223 guestrooms, Olive's Restaurant and Sports Bar, an outdoor pool, fitness center, free WiFi, free parking, and a free theme park shuttle. The hotel is arranged over 5 floors and houses a business center complete with conference space, meeting rooms, and a computer station.
Baymont Inn and Suites
Settled nearby Disney's Maingate East and 5 minutes away from Shingle Creek Regional Park is Baymont Inn and Suites. It houses 120 guestrooms, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a business center, a computer station, TV in a common room, free WiFi, and free parking. It is equipped with a 24-hour front desk and a multilingual staff. It likewise offers free continental breakfast and coffee/tea in a common room.
For families on vacation, Baymont offers free cribs and infant beds as well as rollaway beds, kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator, and connecting/adjoining rooms.
Howard Johnson Tropical Palms
Also nearby to Disney's Maingate East and 8 minutes away from Medieval Times (a dinner theater that features jousting, horsemanship, and falconry as well as a sumptuous 4 course meal in a castle) is Howard Johnson Inn Tropical Palms. The hotel boasts 170 guestrooms, a restaurant, 2 outdoor pools including a children's pool, a 24 hour business center, ATM/banking services, free WiFi, free parking, and an arcade/game room. The hotel also offers cooked-to-order breakfast, barbecue grills as well as a picnic area for a more enjoyable experience. Meanwhile, rooms amenities include coffee/tea maker, ironing board, private bathroom, shower/tub combination, hair dryer, local and premium channels.
Ready to explore the wonders of the world's best theme parks, Orlando's rich historic landmarks and aesthetic sights? Enjoy a fulfilling 'staycation' at Kissimmee. Book now, Travnow!