Now…I hate to let you in on my little secret but I feel I would be doing everyone a disservice to not tell them about the BEST time to travel to the BEST family city in Florida~ Kissimmee, Florida! Being a true Floridian (means I was born and raised here in Florida), I know a thing or 2 about traveling around Florida and the ways to make it the best experience EVER! Winter my friends….WINTER!
Florida obviously has the mildest Winter of any state in the continental US, making this season the BEST season to travel! You may think everyone knows this but apparently not as the lines are always empty and NOTHING is overcrowded! My family makes it a habit to go to Kissimmee, Florida every Fall and every Winter! In the Summer, not only is it ungodly hot, but the lines are full and all attractions are crowded with kids on break. Instead plan for the ULTIMATE vacation this Winter season, and beat not only the crowds but also that awful cold from where you come from.
We invite you to EXPERIENCE KISSIMMEE with us, as we share 5 Ways to make your Kissimmee Vacation AMAZING!!
1- Start your planning off right with a FREE Vacation Planning Magazine from VisitKissimmee.com! They share tons of great ideas for destination inspiration, dining options for families, and lodging. Be sure to scope out blogs like this one (See our Florida coverage), for insight into some of the best theme parks in Florida! Winter only lasts so long, so don’t waste too much time planning~ Kissimmee has everything you need to the most amazing vacation! As I mentioned before, Winter time is hands down the best time to visit the parks as the lines are short and you can experience all the attractions with a BONUS of cool weather!
This should be the only “snow” you see!
2- THEME PARKS! Kissimmee, Florida has the best theme parks in Florida and a HUGE variety of attractions! Your family will love a day at one of their many theme parks! Plan to include at least 2 parks in your visit…check out this great comprehensive list of Kissimmee attractions to get some ideas!
Walt Disney World * Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World * Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World * Epcot
- Check out our post ” A Whole World Awaits on Under the Sea at Epcot“.
Universal Studios * Islands of Adventure
ALMOST like a theme park of it’s own at Universal Studios ……..Diagon Alley!
LEGOLAND (While not in Kissimmee…it’s just a hop, skip, and jump away!)
3- Stay somewhere FANTASTIC!
Kissimmee has TONS of different options for lodging, but if your going to stay and make it the most memorable vacation ever……stay somewhere awesome! How about a Kissimmee vacation rental? Check out our post ” 10 Reasons to Book your Next Vacation at All Star Vacation Homes“.
You could also try a themed resort……….
Check out our post on ” Animal Kingdom Lodge“.
4- Plan for an outdoor/nature attraction!
Florida has an abundance of sunshine and nature! Kissimmee has great outdoor adventures and attractions. Try a hot air balloon ride, airboat ride, ATV adventure, horseback riding or a treetop adventure! For a complete list- visit Kissimmee Outdoor attractions guide!
Check out our review on the “Wild Africa Trek” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
5- After you have reviewed the million things to do in Kissimmee and have gotten SUPER excited………the best way to have an AMAZING Kissimmee vacation is to get it for FREE!
Escape the cold and warm your heart.
Throughout the 11-week entry period, three Grand Prize winners will each receive a sunny, heart-warming Kissimmee getaway for them and up to three guests. The 5-day/4-night prize package includes:
• Round trip airfare for four
• Rental Car
• 5-day/4-night stay at Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration
• Admission to Gatorland and the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line
• Wristbands for unlimited rides at FunSpot America—Kissimmee
• Tickets to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom provided by Kissimmee Guest Services
• Tickets to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil
• Airboat experience with Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours
In addition to the Grand Prize, daily winners will receive a “Winter Survival Kit” containing Kissimmee branded items such as, a scarf, gloves, hand warmers, color changing mug, hot cocoa and more! For Eligibility, Official Rules, and complete prize details, visit the giveaway landing page.
Now through March 27, enter Experience Kissimmee’s “Escape the Cold” sweepstakes:
Or text SUNNY to “313131”
What are you waiting for!!! Get to planning and ESCAPE THE COLD!