KISSIMMEE: #8 Top Family Vacation Destination

Theme parks in Kissimmee, Florida
Kissimmee, Florida is geared for family fun.
By Deborah Nelson, VRTG Publisher and Travel Writer

We found many reasons to list Kissimmee, Florida in our Top Family Vacation Rental Destinations for 2016! First, this city in Florida was honored with the Playful City USA Designation for the 6th time in 2016. This national recognition honors cities with a focus on parks and recreation, and Kissimmee boasts of more than 20 parks in addition to many other recreational spots in this city of 65,000.

Even the largest employers in this city are family focused. Interestingly, the top two employers in for the City of Kissimmee are the local school district and Walt Disney Company. With Orlando being just a few miles away, many live in Kissimmee and work in Orlando.

When planning a Kissimmee family vacation, you may want to bring the whole family including your pets. Not only is Kissimmee a family friendly city, but as a pet friendly city, you will discover plenty of places to take your furry friends, including many of area’s designated leash-free dog parks. Kissimmee is home to a variety of pet-friendly accommodations. From hotels, motels and resorts, to timeshares, vacation homes and campgrounds, no need to kennel your pets–your dog or cat can enjoy your vacation with the family. You may also find a number of dog-friendly outdoor cafes that cater to your pets—just another reason Kissimmee ranks #8 in Find Rentals Top Ten Family Vacation Rental Destinations for 2016.


Travel Guide for Kissimmee, Florida Area


This family destination offers a stunning blend of theme-park thrills, outdoor adventure, and unspoiled natural beauty. Orlando world-class attractions are minutes away at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando. And the fun just keeps on going! For joy in the sky; take a thrilling zip line through treetops; soar up, up, and away in a beautiful hot air balloon; or fly even higher in one of the air bird tours. For a natural spin, plan a day trip to the Everglades headwaters or Lake Buena Vista. Explore ecosystems alive with exotic birds, wild alligators, and unique flora in these natural wonderlands.

Speaking of activities, according to Trip Adviser, Fun Spot is rated as one of the top family attractions in the area; and includes an old-fashion family amusement park with a wooden roller coaster, merry-go-round, and go carts. This is a perfect place to make memories for the family, or an extended family with lots of rides and amusements for all ages.

With an average temperature of 72 degrees year-round, Kissimmee offers a plethora of public outdoor activities. Kissimmee Lakefront Park is one of the top attractions in Kissimmee where you may find alligators, herons, and ducks, and enjoy some of Florida’s natural wildlife. Highly rated family fun outdoor activities are Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, Warbird Adventures, and Stallion 51. These are just among the top six; out of 70 Things to Do in Kissimmee. The list of fun family activities goes on and on in Kissimmee! The biggest problem you will have is in deciding which ones to do!


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After all those family fun-filled days, what a comfort and convenience it is to come back and relax in a spacious vacation rental home, with lots of common areas, backyard, and privacy for parents with safe fun areas for children to rest and play. Why not consider booking a spacious comfortable vacation rental home while staying in Kissimmee. Try a few of the local property management companies below who offer professionally managed vacation rentals.

Kissimmee Vacation Rentals

For your Kissimmee family fun vacation, consider booking a vacation rental. Vacation rentals are a great option for families instead of resorts. They offer more space, kitchens, amenities, and privacy. The safest way to book a vacation rental for your Kissimmee family vacation is to book through professionally managed properties. This will assure that your accommodations will be up to par. We suggest Vacation Pool Homes in Kissimmee. They are a professional vacation rental management company and you can be assured that your family will be staying in a clean, safe, and comfortable vacation rental space.

Vacation rental homes and resorts in kissimmee, FloriaSONOMA: This property is located in Sonoma Resort, one of the newest resorts in the Disney Area. Enjoy the excitement of the Theme Parks, Shopping, Restaurants, Golf Courses. Sonoma offers exceptional amenities and spacious homes with a high standard of excellence and innovative home design.

– 6 Bedrooms
– 6.5 Bathrooms
– Private screened plus covered lanai , BBQ Grill
– 3 Master Suites with flat screen TV in all bedrooms
– Big flat screen TV in both living areas + DVD player in downstairs living room.
– Fully equipped kitchen with SS appliances, including range, microwave, dishwasher and granite counters.


Vacation rental accommodations in KissimmeePARADISE PALMS: This beautiful unit is located in Paradise Palms Resort one of Florida’s Premier Resorts only 5 minutes from Disney!! and within a couple miles to restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. Stay in the lap of luxury when you book our professionally decorated unit in Paradise. In this resort you will have all the advantages of a vacation home plus access to a gate secure resort including an over 9000 sq ft state of the art club house and tropical lagoon style resort pool.

– Gated with 24 hour security
– Resort Style pool with water fall and water slide.
– Kiddie Pool, 2 Grotto Jacuzzi’s
– Pool side Tiki Bar, Movie Theater
– Fitness Center, Sauna, Play Ground, Game room


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