As part of the national Experienced Based Learning network of outdoor tours and ziplines, Zip Orlando safely sends its visitors zooming 65 feet in the air over the treetops and fields of a 2,700-acre Kissimmee cattle ranch. Through extensive training and membership in the Professional Ropes Course Association, guides strictly adhere not only to safety guidelines, but also to green course construction and tour practices. The company’s regular operations include minimum-impact trail paths; eco-friendly tree trimming; and carbon-neutral, human-powered zipline transportation.
Daily zipline tours traverse 300 feet of midair suspension bridges and hurtle down eight ziplines that range up to 950 feet in length. Moonlit and sunset tours might give visitors a sky-high glimpse of fireworks at the distant Disney resort. At ground level, ATV expeditions ferry passengers in the cabin of a Polaris Ranger past up-close views of the verdant Florida backcountry.
When Kissimmee Golf Club first opened in the 1940s, it was a modest nine-hole facility. An expansion in the 1960s produced the back nine, and today, the club has flourished into a gorgeous testament to the Florida wetlands. Pines, oaks, and breezy palms line the fairways, and American alligators and sandhill cranes call the property home, too—all without a house in sight. The course's layout brings many of the land's features into play, and meticulously maintained greens appeal to any player hoping to improve his or her short game. Before rounds, golfers can get some practice swings in by visiting the club's chipping and putting areas, as well as one of the largest grass driving ranges in the county.
Course at a Glance
18-hole, par 72 course
Total distance of 6,563 yards
Four tees per hole
Slope of 126 from the back tees
Rating of 70.2 from the back tees
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Vintage Vino serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Kissimmee's Downtown Kissimmee district.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Vintage Vino's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Enjoy live music with your food and drinks at Vintage Vino as well.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Vintage Vino.
Vintage Vino is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
What's the best kept secret around? It's how Vintage Vino keeps their food reasonably priced without sacrificing taste.
Major credit cards are accepted, so you can save yourself a trip to the ATM.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, Vintage Vino has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
For highly-rated American cuisine, look no further than Vintage Vino.
Come try the American classics with a modern twist that Vintage Vino is serving up.
Nestled in the shadows of ancient oaks and towering cypress trees, Kissimmee Bay Country Club's 18-hole course takes golfers through 6,830 yards of fairways and greens lined with serene water hazards. In total, the course features a dozen ponds that come into play on nearly every hole, challenging players to try forced carries and other crafty shots. The verdant course also peppers a dash of wildlife into rounds, as sand hill cranes are often spotted along the fairways and waterways. Before taking to the course, golfers can warm up their swings at the driving range or motivate golf balls by showing them how easily they can be replaced at the pro shop.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 6,830 yards from the farthest tees
Course rating of 72.4 from the farthest tees
Slope rating of 132 from the farthest tees
Five tee options
Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player and Karl Litten designed Kissimmee Oaks Golf Club's 18-hole, par 72 course, carving a 6,886-yard path through intersecting waterways and the century-old oak trees from which the club derives its name. Water hazards come into play on all but four holes, impeding golfers' passage while attracting wild turkey and thirsty golf carts. Golfers will need sound course management and accurate shotmaking to keep the ball in play on the sloping fairways and small greens that snake through the hazards. Before taking the course, players can warm up swings at a 20-stall driving range or at two separate greens for chipping and putting.
Course at Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course designed by Gary Player and Karl Litten
Length of 6,886 yards from the tips
Course rating of 73.7 from the tips
Slope rating of 131 from the tips
Four tee options
When discussing his teaching philosophy with reporters from Central Florida Lifestyle, the owner of Salsa Heat quipped, "if you can walk, you can dance." He himself didn't know much about dancing when he took his first salsa class in the early 90's, but he caught on after just a few sessions, falling in love with the dance's energetic spins and rhythmic movements.
Today, a team of professional dance instructors teach salsa spins and footwork to students of all experience levels. Zumba and bachata classes provide tutoring in other Latin dance styles, and
salsa classes for kids teach youngsters dance fundamentals that hone coordination and motor skills. Throughout the year, the staff hosts special events on their spacious dance floors, such as salsa socials, salsa Christmas parties, and salsa-infused celebrations of Robert Heinlein's birthday.