Experience the fun in Historic Downtown Kissimmee
Located just south of Orlando, FL and just minutes from the main gates to Walt Disney World Resort, Kissimmee is rightfully known at the Gateway to Fun. Visitors enjoy easy access to some of the world’s greatest theme parks and attractions. But your visit to the area should also include a visit to Historic Downtown Kissimmee. This quaint, All American town is more than the gateway to Disney. It’s history has deep roots in the Florida cattle and citrus industries. Yet it’s now equally comfortable touting its shops, boutiques, dining, nightlife and more.
A Downtown Renaissance
In recent years, Historic Downtown Kissimmee has enjoyed a wonderful facelift and renaissance. Dakin Avenue is the heart of the area, offering a variety of restaurants, bars and other nightlife. Try Savion’s Place for Caribbean cuisine, Willy’s Weiners for more than a dozen different hot dogs, or the Red Shoe Martini Bar for a cocktail. It seems there’s always a festive atmosphere in Historic Downtown Kissimmee. The popular Kissimmee Lakefront Park features a weekly farmer’s market, food truck nights and other events such as a monthly outdoor movie screening.
Enjoy the Shores of Lake Toho
The Historic Downtown Kissimmee Lakefront Park is a spectacular 25-acre parcel of land along the shores of Lake Tohopekaliga (Lake Toho) – one of the world’s most renowned bass fishing lakes. The Park also features the Monument of States, a giant, 50-foot tower of granite, quartz, rocks, fossils and pieces of old buildings from around the country. Visitors will also find a big playground area, and a 3-mile long paved trail along the water that’s popular with walkers, joggers, bikers and fishermen.
Explore Kissimmee Today
Historic Downtown Kissimmee features a wide range of charming homes, boutiques, galleries, antique shops and more. Shoppers will find a treasure trove of trinkets, collectibles and one-of-a-kind artwork. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore Kissimmee. There’s a special world of adventure awaiting – all just minutes from Walt Disney World Resort.