Finding Fall Fun in Kissimmee – No Theme Parks Required

Kissimmee is a great place to visit any time of year. Fall in Kissimmee means the weather is usually mild and sunny (not the hot, humid days of summer) and the crowds are smaller. For those looking for area activities that do not include theme parks, we’ve compiled a list of festivals and events happening in the fall.

Here are some of the best things to do in Kissimmee in the fall without the theme parks:

  • Go for a hike or bike ride in one of the many nature preserves in the area. The Kissimmee River Greenway is a great option for a paved bike ride, or you can try the Wekiva River Trail for a more challenging hike.
  • Take to the sky in a hot air balloon adventure over central Florida. Air Hound Adventures provides balloon rides just south of Kissimmee. There are a number of packages to choose plus each ends with a custom picnic and celebration.
  • Visit the Kissimmee Farmers Market. The Kissimmee Farmers Market is a great place to buy fresh produce, flowers, and other locally made goods. It’s also a great place to people-watch and enjoy the fall weather.
  • Take a boat tour on one of the many lakes or rivers in the area. This is a great way to see the fall foliage and wildlife.
  • Get up close with gators, giraffes and more at Wild Florida in this one-of-a-kind park. Take a self-guided tour through the drive through safari to see more than 100 exotic animals and native Florida wildlife.
  • Stroll through the Museum of Military History from the Civil War through today’s conflicts, including a replica of the Vietnam Wall with names of all Floridians who did not return.
  • Visit GoNativeNow for an educational and entertaining experience of native culture hosted by American Indian, First Nations, Native American, Little Big Mountain. Three programs immerse visitors in living history and a native village of Florida tribes.
  • Attend a fall festival. There are several fall festivals happening in Kissimmee in the fall. These festivals typically feature food, games, rides, and entertainment.
  • Visit one of the historic sites in the area. Kissimmee has a rich history, and there are several historical sites to explore, such as the Old Town Kissimmee, Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek and the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.
  • Take a day trip to one of the nearby cities, such as Orlando, Tampa, or Miami. These cities offer a variety of attractions, such as theme parks, museums, and beaches.

There are so many family-friendly options to explore, even without the theme parks, you’re sure to find something to do in Kissimmee. So, start planning your trip today!