Family Holiday to Florida – Planning Yours?
Florida’s theme parks are a great choice for a family vacation, but can prove to be an expensive one. One way to enjoy all the fun and excitement of Disney World, Sea World or Universal Studios, while still staying within your budget, is to stay at one of the Kissimmee hotels. Whether you are looking for five-star accommodation or just somewhere to sleep at night, the Kissimmee area offers a wide range of options.
Kissimmee is a quaint town located just a short drive from the Orlando International Airport. Hotels in the area offer a variety of vacation packages for the discerning traveler, generally at a fraction of the cost of the on-site Disney resort hotels. Once you and your family have decided what attractions you want to visit during your stay, you can shop for the package that best meets your needs. Many include free or discounted admission to particular theme parks as well as free shuttle service to transport you to and from the park. If you’d like to have more freedom to explore the area, you may want to consider renting a car for all or part of your stay.
The town of Kissimmee itself boasts a number of attractions, some of which may be included in the package you select. If you have ever wanted to see the Florida Everglades, you can take an airboat ride to view its scenic wonders. The area offers a number of opportunities for eco-tours that will thrill nature enthusiasts with the great diversity of wildlife, including alligators, which can be seen in their natural habitat. For the kids, Green Meadows Petting Farm is a great place to interact with farm animals, ride ponies and learn how to milk a cow.
If you just want to relax and bask in the sun on the beach, beautiful Melbourne Beach is just a forty-five minute drive away from the center of town. In the evening, you can be transported to a bygone era at one of Kissimmee’s themed dinner theatres where your family will enjoy: the pageantry of knights jousting at The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, the fairytale kingdom of the Arabian Knights, or the infamous gangsters of the roaring twenties at Capone’s Dinner & Show.