Old Town in Kissimmee


Old Town

When you need a break from the fast-paced theme parks of Orlando but still want to enjoy good old-fashioned fun, pack up the family and head to Old Town in Kissimmee. Only a few miles from your luxury vacation villa, Old Town is an unforgettable family experience featuring a collection of more than 70 unique and affordable shops, dining options, bars, rides and family-friendly attractions. It is an 18-acre walking district where you can leisurely stroll down beautiful tree-lined, brick-paved streets and discover why it has become a beloved family tradition for over 30 years.

Old Town is the recreation of a classic Florida town featuring historical architecture and distinctive storefronts. It is a step back in time when life was a little simpler, the pace more relaxed and the memories just as magical as any other Orlando attraction.

This is the perfect destination for an afternoon or night of fun with friends and family. Mine for gold at Black Market Minerals, stroll through one-of-kind stores, catch a magic show at the Great Magic Hall, test your fears at Mortem Manor, try a classic game of Skee-Ball at Happy Days Family Amusement Center or relax with your favorite cocktail while enjoying free live entertainment on Trophy Row Stage.

Every night is an experience at Old Town, for example, on Sundays enjoy Family Movie Night with free blockbusters and classics on a big screen. Bring a chair, grab your favorite snacks at an Old Town store and spend the night watching a film underneath Florida skies. Or head over on Tuesday nights for Old Town Karaoke. Whether you are a great vocalist, a would-be reject of American Idol or just enjoy belting out a classic Bon Jovi tune, you are the star of the stage when you sing your favorite hit songs from every generation. Good, bad or just want to have fun – it doesn’t matter – everyone is welcome to center stage to enjoy their 15 minutes of fame. Visit myoldtownusa.com for updated schedules and information.

And then, there are the cars…

Friday Night Muscle Car Show & Cruise

Now, this is what Old Town is really known for. I’ve loved muscle cars since I was a teenager (’64 1/2 Wimbledon White Mustang convertible, anyone?). Just writing that sentence makes me breathless! Join the heart-pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horsepower for the Muscle Car Show & Cruise every Friday night. Old Town features show-quality, American-made muscle cars from 1964 and newer, as well as American classics from 1988 and older to join in the ultimate display of engine power. These muscle machines begin showing up late afternoon, and then rev up and show off as they drive down the Main Street that night. So if you are a sexy-car enthusiast like me, this is the place for you.

Spouse not a car-lover? Send him or her off with the kids to go shop while you “talk shop” with the proud owner of that ’70 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda in “Lime Light” you’ve had your eye on since, well, 1970. Orlando is well-known for its abundance of fantastic outlet malls but Old Town is more than your average shopping experience. Regroup in a few hours, and everyone’s happy.

If you prefer the classics you’ll love the …. Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Step back in time and experience a car show like no other. See hundreds of classic cars, quality 1979 and older hot rods, street rods and antiques followed by a Saturday Nite Classic Car Cruise.

Old Town is really a car-fanatic’s paradise. Just don’t be disappointed piling the family back into your stuffy rental mini-van to head home because, remember, home is a comfortable luxury villa just waiting to hear your chatter about your memorable day at Old Town.