After living in Central Florida for over 10 years there is still so much we have not done when it comes to all of the touristy things that our area has to offer. For example, just South of us in Kissimmee there are a ton of attractions that we have talked about but never taken the time to try. Maybe it’s time to set aside a day or so to get to know our area a little bit better.
I think if I had to plan a trip to Kissimmee it would have to include a hot air balloon ride with our friend Bob from Bob’s Balloons. If you remember we went to Albuquerque with Bob a few years back for the Balloon Fiesta and starting your day off with a Hot Air Balloon Ride over Central Florida has to be an amazing experience.
Next I would want to see Gatorland. It’s been an attraction in Central Florida since 1949 and we’ve never been! I’ve met people who have worked there and heard their stories but I’ve never made it to Gatorland. It would definitely make my list of things to do in Kissimmee.
If we couldn’t fit Gatorland into the schedule we would at least have to take an Airboat tour to see some gators. Or we could even do both because I hear that the sunset Airboat rides usually see the most alligators and how cool would that be to watch the sunset over a gator infested Florida swamp!
Plus I hear there is a Zipline Safari in Kissimmee which is cool because we missed out on the Zipline tour in Costa Rica which we heard was pretty good. But how cool is it that we have something like that right here in our own back yard! That definitely makes the list.
Of course we would have to eat and one thing I know for sure is that there are several great restaurants in Celebration, not to mention that there is an ice cream parlor for desert! We met some friends from Sweden for dinner in Celebration a few years back and had a wonderful time. It would have to make our list again for sure.
You see how there is so much to see in just Kissimmee and in just a few minutes I’ve found enough cool stuff to fill an entire day! We really should start taking some time to see our local attractions because if we ever move it will feel like we never really got to know the place!