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Getaway to Kissimmee with the girls during the Diamond Jubilee

11th May 2012 Print

If you are looking to get away with friends over the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday, 4th-5th June, then Kissimmee in Central Florida has a lot to offer a girls getaway.

From theme parks to shopping, dinner shows to outdoor activities, pampering to arts and culture, plus guaranteed great weather you can choose to do a lot or a little.

Kissimmee is close to the best theme parks in the world including Sea World, Walt Disney World, the new Legoland and Universal Orlando, the home of Harry Potter. After all that fun, it's good to know that Kissimmee is also close to some of the best beaches in the U.S. on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. This is an ideal setting for relaxing, boating, parasailing, jet skiing and surfing.

No girls trip is complete without some retail therapy and the shopping in Kissimmee suits all tastes, styles and budgets. In the downtown areas of Kissimmee and Celebration there are many boutiques offering clothes, accessories and home furnishings. For the bargain-hunters visit Prime Outlets, Orlando Premium Outlet Mall and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores for designer items at reduced prices. For keen mall shoppers, visit the Florida Mall with nearly two million square feet of shopping paradise and the luxurious Mall at Millennia where you can find premium stores such as Chanel, Gucci and Jimmy Choo.

There are plenty of outdoor activities in Kissimmee that don't involve shopping too! Hiking, biking and horse riding are all popular group activities or you can hire a Segway and zoom around the towns. On the Everglades you can take an airboat ride or canoe and kayak along the lakes and creeks.

After all the outdoor activities you may need some pampering. Soothe your senses and pause the pace of time at Relâche Spa & Salon.  Designated as a Four Star spa by Forbes Travel Guide, Relâche at the Gaylord PalmsHotel welcomes you to experience the "Best of Florida" spa treatments in a setting reflective of the Sunshine State's azure coloured oceans, mystical springs and serene tropical tranquility.

Their extensive selection of world-class services features several signature massages and salon treatments exclusive to Relâche, as well as the rejuvenating Bamboo Massage and skin reviving Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial.

For evening entertainment try one of Kissimmee's dinner shows. They combine great food with theatre in an unusual setting, ranging from the Arabian Nights with impressive horseback riding, the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament or Capone's Dinner and Show where you set back to the Prohibition era.

Flights to central Florida start from £499 flying non-stop from London Gatwick to Orlando International Airport with Virgin Atlantic.

Kissimmee is the Central Florida destination for holiday travelers. Located minutes from the Orlando area and world famous theme parks, Kissimmee boasts a complement of accommodation choices to include spacious self-catering rental houses, luxury resorts and villas and famous brand hotels. Beyond the theme parks, visitors can enjoy championship caliber golf, dinner and a show, and memory making experiences at a number of man-made and natural attractions. Kissimmee's a favoured destination to experience Florida's best sun and fun.

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