Kissimmee: the heart of Florida

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 20, 2009

With so many kiddos, it’s important for us to find lots of variations in the activities we plan wherever we go on vacation. I think I found the ultimate family vacation destination in Kissimmee, with so much to do it’s mind boggling. Let me tell you why I would love to take my family to the heart of Florida…

Since Ray is such the history buff, I know we would love the museums, historic downtown areas, or even the little eclectic shops and boutiques. From water parks and miniature golf to airboat or zipline rides, we could certainly find a way to have fun as a family. In fact, many of the things to do in Kissimmee are FREE! That’s right… museums, fishing, exploring, hiking, or just plain sauntering through the historic streets. Sounds fun to me!

Pioneer Center

Pioneer Center


But, maybe your idea of the perfect afternoon is just a quiet picnic at the park (ha! like that would happen for us… hehe)… You’ll find plenty of places for the perfect picnic in Kissimmee! Or perhaps your family loves to explore the great outdoors… Well, you will definitely want to check out the wilderness preserves or go horseback riding, or fishing. Whatever you like to do on vacation, I’m told you will find it all in Kissimmee.

Now that I got you all excited about planning a family vacation to Kissimmee, how about an opportunity to win the ultimate vacation to this fab place? Kissimmee is giving away three (3) weekend getaways (3 days/2 nights) for two (2); and two (2) week long vacations for four (4). Drawings will be held on or around 5/1/09 and 6/1/09, so head over and enter. Just beware – I’m entering! I’m hoping we may be going on another family vacation a whole sooner than we thought!

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Alyssa @ Keeping the Kingdom First April 21, 2009 at 9:24 am

I am so totally winning this one, Chris! Sounds like a great getaway spot.

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A Cowboy's Wife April 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I’m still trying to decide on my vacation spot and so far, Kissimmee is out in front. I’ve Myrtle Beach is good too so not sure where I’ll go. I think it would be blast tho…maybe you can go there one day…heck, maybe I can go there one day. shoot, maybe WE can go there one day! lol

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Miche@CoordinatedChaos April 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I lived in Kissimmee for a year while doing an internship for Disney and LOVED it-I am secretly hoping my hubby gets transferred to the Orlando office of his work so we can live there…..I think my fav. vacation though was at Vegas with my hubby-the break from the kids was fun too!

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ClassyMommy April 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm

kissimee sounds fabulous… sometimes people overlook all the fabulous places to visit in florida with the “disney” mindset. i love to combine a trip to orlando with some regular relaxing vacation days too! awesome giveway too.

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oprina May 7, 2009 at 7:25 am

I find that Florida is perfect as a holiday destination not only because of Disney World and the miles of beaches, but also because of the many wilderness and adventure experiences that one can enjoy. Just visit http://holidayflorida.net/ and see for yourself.

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ConnieFoggles May 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

One of my all time favorite places to visit as a Disney freak. We actually do take time out to do “non-Disney” things too. All you need to do is take a side trip off the main roads to see what else there is to offer and enjoy.

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