Experience Kissimmee while navigating COVID-19
Central Florida thrives on year-round tourism and is home to numerous theme parks, live events, and the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo. However, because of the novel impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s difficult for tourists to travel and visit Kissimmee attractions. As we navigate events while adjusting for COVID-19, we’re helping spread information on how to Experience Kissimmee in a new way.
While you’re venturing through Osceola County, please remember the county is requiring certain precautions to take place. As of September 25th, Governor Ron Desantis said, “There will not be limitations, from the state of Florida.” The executive order allows the state to operate at 100% capacity. However, as of October 5th, Osceola County Commissioners voted and agreed that wearing face coverings will remain mandatory for Osceola County residents. Current information can be found here.
Local attractions in Kissimmee
There are so many things to do in Kissimmee and surrounding areas that there is no wonder why they call it the Family Fun Capital of the World! From amusement parks to relaxing waterside, Kissimmee has fun activities for all ages. Take a look at a few area offerings below and see if any suit your family’s comfort during this time!
A day at Wild Florida encompasses many things! You’ll get a face-to-face encounter with an alligator, a trip through the drive-thru safari, and a glide across the waterways of Lake Cypress on commercial airboats. Click here to learn more about Wild Florida and to book an adventure. Be sure to bring your mask and other essentials like sunscreen when you visit!
Walt Disney World Orlando
Walt Disney World is known for creating magical moments. Princesses and characters stroll through the parks awaiting the arrival of children and their families from all over the world. Watch in awe as they line the streets of Magic Kingdom for a parade, cruise and feast around the world at Epcot, and learn about wildlife at Animal Kingdom!
To continue making magical moments, Disney World Orlando has taken extensive health and safety measures to protect you, other guests, and cast members. Like being around any group of people, visiting Disney World offers a risk of contracting COVID-19. To help prevent the spread of this disease in all Disney parks, review the rules and regulations that are in place.
Shingle Creek Regional Park
Known as an urban oasis, Shingle Creek Regional Park offers bird watching, biking, fishing, canoeing, and picnicking at the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. To learn more about the natural history and culture of Shingle Creek, the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum welcome you and your family!
Restaurants in Kissimmee
Enjoy historic downtown Kissimmee after your day trip to local attractions, offering a captivating mix of family-owned businesses, shops, and restaurants that cater to a variety of tastes.
Big John’s Rockin’ BBQ
Located in the heart of Kissimmee, Big John’s Rockin BBQ serves up mouth-watering, homestyle BBQ for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! You’ll appreciate the locally-sourced goods and love the tastes of slow-smoked brisket and delicious homemade sides that were passed down and perfected over generations.
3 Sisters Speakeasy
Just a few blocks West of Big John’s, 3 Sisters offers excellent cuisine to munch on and have a good time while doing so! Join locals and staff on Tuesdays for trivia night, live music Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, and watch the antique car show on Friday nights! With a full bar and delicious food, 3 Sisters Speakeasy is ready to serve you!
The RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Kissimmee looks forward to hosting you next spring. For a full and updated list of events and restaurants, visit Experience Kissimmee’s COVID-19 guide.