One of the biggest dream vacations is visiting Walt Disney World in Florida. However, the dream vacation is usually expensive and costs years to save for. Balance your Disney vacation with some off-the-beaten-path activities to enjoy the best of both the magic of the theme parks and a wonderful Florida vacation. These are some of the best-hidden gems to visit in Kissimmee, located 10-30 minutes outside of Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This list of top budget-friendly places to go near Walt Disney World offer free parking and cheap transportation costs to taxi or rideshare.
A trip to Florida isn’t complete without a round or two of mini-golf. There’s no better way to spend an afternoon making memories competing with friends or family. Bonanza Golf and Gifts offers a great deal on a pizza buffet and game of mini-golf.
For the golf enthusiasts, play a round at Falcon’s Fire public golf course. Falcon’s Fire is the closest golf course to Walt Disney World. Leave your clubs at home, convenient and affordable club rental will save you the hassle of traveling with your golf clubs.
Go into nature and enjoy an active adventure at Orlando Tree Trek. Orlando Tree Trek is an immersive, exciting, and engaging high ropes obstacle course in a natural pine forest. Test your strength while navigating swinging platforms, climb ladders, leap into hanging nets, balance on hanging skateboards, and fly on long ziplines.
Dine, Play, Party & Shop
Old Town USA is a walkable entertainment complex with a nostalgic feeling. Cute boutique and specialty shops offer merchandise for all interests ranging from gemstones to horror items to memorabilia from the 1950s. Have a bite to eat at a variety of fast food, fast-casual and affordable table service restaurants. Only pay for the experiences and rides and thrills you want to do at FunSpot America or play all day with a budget-friendly wristband. Brave attractions such as the Vomatron or Slingshot. Party the night away at one of the local hotspots and enjoy karaoke, live music, and entertainment at one of the bars on site.
Browse Flea Markets
Save money on your Orlando souvenirs by bringing home a unique gift from Visitors Flea Market. For those rainy days or blistering hot days, beat the heat in the indoor marketplace. Find that one-of-a-kind item and save tons of money on merchandise, travel items, homegoods, and more.
Thrill riders and the daring will love driving around this almost mile-long outdoor go-kart track at Kissimmee Go-Karts. After navigating the hairpin turns and going over and under three bridges, feed alligators! From a safe distance, watch small gators swim in the pool and feed the alligators using a pole with food on the end.
Arcade lovers will love playing the many different games available at FunGame Arcade next to the Visitors Flea Market. Make memories together competing for the highest score, win tickets, and pick out great prizes.
Enjoy A Meal
Gather together around the table to share stories and laughs while enjoying the cheesiest pizza at Giordano’s Kissimmee. Try the cheese-pull challenge – using the serving utensil, see how high or how far you can pull the piece of Chicago-style pizza before breaking the string of cheese.
Or use your hands to dig into a seafood boil from Mr. & Mrs. Juicy Crab Kissimmee. A unique blend of spices combining Asian and Cajun cuisines creates a flavorful seafood dish.
Feel the adrenaline rush of target practice shooting a variety of firearms in a safe, secure, indoor gun range at Machine Gun America. Targets, eye, and ear protection, and one-on-one Range Safety Officers are included with every experience.
Sip & Snuggle
Enjoy a cafe beverage, pastry, or bite to eat while interacting with adorable cats at the Orlando Cat Cafe. All of the cats are available for adoption through the SPCA of Central Florida and will play with you while waiting for their forever homes. Allergic to cats? The cafe has a separate ventilation system so you can indulge in craft coffees, teas, and specialty desserts while watching the cats play through a glass window.
Get off the beaten path at Revolution Off-Road Adventures. Ride a four-wheeler, buggy, or mucky duck vehicle through the mud throughout 230 acres of rolling hills. Once you’re done navigating the varying terrain, try your hand at clay shooting, target archery, jet skiing, or bass fishing.
Remember to use the coupons from Enjoy Florida to save money on these fun, family-friendly activities in Kissimmee. Please verify with each business directly for current operating hours, promotions, reservations, and policies as things may change.