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Explore These Four Entertaining Attractions Near Kissimmee

Villas in Kissimmee FLJust about every family trip to Central Florida involves a visit to one or more of the popular theme parks, yet there’s a lot more to see and experience in the area. A great place to call home during your visit is one of the vacation villas in Kissimmee FL, such as Fantasy World. Not only are they ideally located to visit the theme parks and other major attractions, but they also provide you with an opportunity to discover some of the lesser-known, yet enticing attractions and points of interest in the area.

When it comes to thrills and great scenery, an airboat ride can’t be beat. The Boggy Creek Airboat Rides take you on an exciting trip through Florida’s wetlands, where you can see birds, turtles, and possibly a few gators. The headwaters of the Florida Everglades start in Orlando, and these rides will appeal to nature buffs and those who like a bit of adventure. There are two locations and a variety of tours on offer from this family-owned business, and you’ll come away with amazing memories.

Florida is known as the Sunshine State and all of that glorious sun results in some mouth-watering citrus fruit. For a tasty and entertaining side trip, head to the Showcase of Citrus. This 2500-acre family owned estate grows more than 50 varieties of citrus, as well as berries and grapes. You can taste and buy some of the resulting jellies, jams, marmalades and more that are made with the fruit, as well as try some other local favorites that include boiled peanuts and alligator meat. In addition to the citrus groves, there are farm animals to pet, some fun (and funny) photo ops, and even a swamp safari in the world’s largest 4×4 monster truck.

If you don’t have time for the Showcase of Citrus, you can make a quick stop at the iconic Orange World roadside attraction located at 5395 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy in Kissimmee. Not only can you buy oranges to take back to one of the vacation villas in Kissimmee FL, but you can also pick up lots of great Florida souvenirs.

Central Florida is home to plenty of beautiful parks that offer up a variety of environments and attractions. Lake Kissimmee State Park is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, whether you’re interested in hiking, canoeing, fishing, boating, geocaching, or camping. You can even take a Segway tour through the park with advanced reservations.

These are just a few of the many attractions to be found throughout Central Florida and within easy driving of Kissimmee. Florida is full of natural beauty and it’s worthwhile to step out and experience it for yourself.

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