Pride Journey Summer Getaway: Kissimmee, Florida
Updated: Mar 15, 2021
Ideally located in Central Florida, Kissimmee is a place where epic adventures and dream-come-true moments happen. Summer is the perfect season to soak up the sun in Kissimmee’s many outdoor attractions. From airboats to zip lines, Kissimmee has thrills for everyone.
Wild Florida – At this park you can find airboat rides, a gator and wildlife park, and a drive-thru safari. Located off Cypress Lake, the airboat tour allows you to get close to gators, birds (including bald eagles), and several other animals in their natural habitat. The gator and wildlife park has several different species of animals, such as tropical birds, emu, lemurs, alligators, and more. Guests can even drive their own vehicles through the Drive-Thru Safari Park and discover native and exotic animals roaming freely.
Revolution Adventures – Located in Central Florida's countryside, this unique experience lets guests drive an ATV through mud holes, dry sandy tracks, and grass, with plenty of twists and turns. Or take it slow on a six-wheeled army truck designed to give guests a bird’s-eye view of the park’s lakes, sand dunes, and wildlife.
Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park – Located in Kissimmee, this attraction is for the adventurous. It’s an obstacle course with over 97 aerial challenges, set atop canopy trees. It also includes 21 challenges built for kids. It all leads to a 425-foot zip line.
The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek – offering a true Florida experience, Shingle Creek is the Headwaters of the Everglades. The center offers guided tours and rents kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. The guided eco-tour is led by Certified Guides. The beautiful landscape and river banks are visited by area wildlife such as water turtles, wading birds, and even an alligator or two. On occasion deer and otters are spotted too. Guides also share rich history of Shingle Creek as well as search out the local wildlife and share their knowledge about the different plants and animals along the way.
If you’re looking to continue the fun after a full day of adventure, a vacation home is the ideal option. Kissimmee is the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, with over 50,000 homes. Amenities include themed bedrooms with secret entrances, princess carriages or pirate ships as beds, and even rooms with treehouses and slides. Adults and children can enjoy elaborate in-home game rooms featuring arcade games, bowling alleys, rock climbing, and even laser tag arenas. And of course, you can book homes with a pool to enjoy the weather, and some even have lazy rivers.