Welcome to Kissimee!

Kissimmee, often referred to as the heart of Florida, is an ideal base for a Florida holiday. A charming, distinctive area that's part of one of the world's most popular destinations, just south of Orlando, Kissimmee will make you feel totally at home with its warm and welcoming hospitality.

Kissimmee puts within easy reach all different types of activities and attractions - a rich treasure chest of fun and excitement that creates endless possibilities to leaving you with lasting holiday memories. The area's authentic small-town charm evolves into theme park thrills, including the world famous Walt Disney World® Resort, outdoor adventures, challenging golf, tranquil beach landscapes, and many other escapes you dream of. It's all right here and it's all waiting for you.



ASDA Travel's Kissimmee Hotel Sale

We have a huge selection of accommodation for you to choose from in the Kissimmee area from budget motels to deluxe private homes complete with pool, and everything in between. To celebrate Kissimmee's popularity with our customers, ASDA Travel is giving 10% off during our Kissimmee Hotel Sale for bookings made on-line by 9 August 2010. Combine that with our range of low cost air fares and you'll be surprised at how affordable a dream holiday to Florida really is. Search on-line for your preferred travel dates either 'Hotel only' or Flight & Hotel and you'll see just how much you are saving.

Want to know more about Kissimmee?

Overview Kissimmee is noted for its accommodations and attractions that complement the Walt Disney World Resort and Central Florida's other nearby theme parks. Located 20 minutes south of downtown Orlando in scenic Osceola County, Kissimmee is the largest city in the county.

Growth is embracing Osceola County and Kissimmee, which are building on their tourism and agriculture industry legacies to also become a base of operations for several national companies such as Bass British beer, Tupperware and the United States Specialty Sports Association.

Residents and visitors discover a multi-cultural and bi-lingual population that establish Kissimmee as a burgeoning metropolis with all of the amenities of any big city destination, yet maintaining the charm of its Southern small town roots.
Climate Year-round tropical climate with the average temperatures between 22°C (72°F) to 33°C (92°F)
Getting There Airports and Airlines
The Orlando International Airport is approximately half an hour's drive to Kissimmee's main tourist corridor and offers domestic and international flights by more than 60 airline carriers. Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways all fly direct chartered flights from the UK into Sanford Orlando Airport.

By Car
Kissimmee is easily accessible by U.S. Highway 192, the main thoroughfare that runs East-West through the county's tourist corridor. Visitors can also reach Kissimmee by using Florida's Turnpike, Interstate-4, The Greeneway Expressway (Florida Toll Road 417) and Osceola Parkway.
Accommodations With more than 47,000 budget-to-luxury accommodations that include hotels, condos, villas and rental homes, Kissimmee offers a wide variety of accommodations to suit all budgets.
Dining From high end a la carte restaurants to casual dining, Kissimmee has dining options for every taste and budget. Dozens of nationally-recognised restaurants and ethnic eateries as well as traditional family-ran independent restaurants offer visitors a wide selection of succulent foods.

Kissimmee also has several dinner attractions, such as Medieval Times, Arabian Nights and Capone's, which provide not only delicious food but also fine entertainment.
Shopping The Kissimmee area is a haven for shopping. From leading national retailers at major malls to discounted brands at the outlet malls and shopping for antiques at downtown Kissimmee, the area has some of the best deals.

Sports The Kissimmee area has become a "hotbed" for sports in the past decade. The 120-acre Osceola Heritage Park is home to two world-class sport facilities - the 8,300-seat Silver Spurs Arena and the 5,300-seat Osceola County Stadium.

Water-based Sports
Lake Tohopekaliga hosted the 36th annual Bassmaster Classic in 2006 and the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes has been recognised for its record-breaking bass catches.

Rodeos
The Silver Spurs Arena is home to the twice-a-year Silver Spurs Rodeo, the largest Rodeo east of the Mississippi.

Golf
Over a dozen golf courses in Kissimmee provide plenty of chances to hit the links while visiting the area.
Sightseeing Visitors wanting to explore historic downtown Kissimmee are encouraged to bring their walking shoes, as the downtown area is perfect for visitors wanting to take a relaxed self-paced tour of historic buildings and monuments.

A fantastic way to see Florida at its natural best is to embark on a scenic boat tour of Lake Toho launching daily from downtown Kissimmee. Experience the amazing world of the Florida Everglades on an airboat ride where the wind-in-your-face nature cruise across the lake's surface leaves visitors cheering for more.

Be a cowboy for a day while riding on horseback through a 4,700-acre working cattle ranch and nature preserve centred on the heritage of the Florida Cracker Cowboy. Or enjoy a tranquil trail riding adventure on 750 acres of beautiful sandy trails and quiet peaceful countryside. Thrill-seekers who also want to enjoy the great outdoors can take a zip line tour high amongst the trees.

For many first-time and repeat visitors, a Kissimmee getaway is not complete without seeing a real live alligator! Area visitors can have an action-packed day filled with alligators, man-eating crocodiles, colourful birds and slithery reptiles at Kissimmee's popular attractions.

Area attractions and parks also offer miles of hiking trails where visitors can see more than 160 species of wildlife such as the Florida scrub jays, Florida Sandhill cranes and Sherman's fox squirrels.


Win a family holiday to Kissimmee

ASDA Travel is also giving an extra 10% off all our Kissimmee hotels for bookings made before 9th August, for travel anytime. So, combine that with our fantastic low cost air fares available from a range of UK airports and there's never been a better time to book your Kissimmee holiday.