The year-round sun and warmth of Florida makes it an ideal destination any time of year. Pack your bags, gather your friends and family, and stock up on drinks, snacks, and anything else you need for the ultimate road trip, then set your sights on the Kissimmee area. Just getting there is part of the fun of a road trip to Kissimmee, but once you’re here there is an assortment of fun activities and adventures to keep you busy while you’re here.
Many Florida road trips have been planned with the destination of Disney magic in mind. No matter when a visit to The Happiest Place on Earth lands during your spring road trip to Kissimmee, there are endless amounts of fun to be had between the four parks. Enjoy a parade down the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street, USA climb on a ride, or take in a show or character encounter throughout each of the parks. “Climb” Mount Kilimanjaro at Animal Kingdom, celebrate movie history at Hollywood Studios, or take a tour around the world without leaving the park at Epcot. You can make it the focus of your road trip experience or spend a single day at your favorite park.
The streets of Main, Broadway, and Emmett highlights everything that Downtown Kissimmee offers. There’s a mix of family-owned business, shops, restaurants, and more. There are even several events and festivals held in the area celebrating the many things that are special about Kissimmee and the surrounding area. See the many historic buildings as well as sculptures or pick up something at the Kissimmee Valley Farmer’s Market.
Another theme park that often makes the top of a Kissimmee area road trip itinerary is Sea World. The undersea themed park is packed full of aquatic exhibits and shows. Learn about the park’s marine animal rescue and rehabilitation programs, or get close-up private encounters with whales, penguins, dolphins, and other aquatic animals. If that’s not enough, head over to Sea Life Orlando for more adventures into the depths of the ocean. Get to know sea creatures from the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, and even get up close with some of them. The aquarium has over 5,000 crustaceans, fish, and marine mammals in over 30 exhibits where you can observe a giant octopus, sharks, stingrays, and more as you travel through a unique 360-degree underwater tunnel.
Get a closer look at Florida’s alligator population. Located on 110 acres between Orlando and Kissimmee, it’s a different experience from the Disney and other Orlando-area theme parks. See shows including the alligators as well as other reptiles, or enjoy the Gator Gully Splash Park, Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, or the Stompin’ Gator Off-road Adventure through real Florida wetlands and into a huge pond of real alligators!
If making the rounds at the Florida theme parks is a goal of your road trip to Kissimmee, don’t forget to add the popular destination of Universal Studios. Step into the fun and whimsy of some of your favorite movies, shows, and characters. Spongebob Squarepants and his friends, The Simpsons, Despicable Me, Transformers, and many more characters punctuate the park’s rides, shows, and other attractions to keep you busy no matter how much of your time is spent here.
Baseball fans will want to make a spring training game part of the road trip. The Grapefruit League hosts many MLB teams for spring training each year. This includes the Atlanta Braves who call Champion Stadium at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista home before regular season games begin. The Grapefruit League is made up of 15 teams playing in 13 different Florida cities.
Add something weird and fascinating to your agenda. You’ll see artifacts and displays that will have you saying, “I don’t believe it!” out loud. The strange collection of oddities includes things like a shrunken human head, odd fossilized creatures, and many other pieces from world traveler Robert Ripley’s crazy collection. Another unbelievable exhibit is centered around Mr. Ripley himself: at the height of his career when he averaged 3,000 letters a day for over 20 years, receiving more mail than any other individual in history to that point.
From a cozy studio or one-bedroom for a smaller family or springtime sweetheart getaway to a spacious nine-bedroom for a family or group reunion, Global Resort Homes of Orlando has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal away from home. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, and retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for flat screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and more.
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