February 2021 News and Events
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KISSIMMEE: HISTORIC FLORIDA CATTLE TOWN EATEN BY GIANT MOUSE
Kissimmee, Florida is 22 miles south of Orlando and 12 miles southeast of Walt Disney World. The correct way to pronounce its name is kiss-IM-mee. Its 2020 population is 77,000, and it is the County Seat of Osceola County.
Like many other Florida locations, Kissimmee is a "tale of two cities." The way it is, and the way it was. I call these two entirely different cities Touristy Kissimmee and Historic Kissimmee.
When you head south from touristy US-192 through the welcome gate into historic Kissimmee, things begin to quiet down. There are many historic buildings and attractive old trees.
READ MORE ABOUT KISSIMMEE
RECOMMENDED KISSIMMEE RESTAURANTS
There are hundreds of restaurants in Kissimmee, most of them catering to tourists who have been visiting Walt Disney World and the other theme parks.
Rather than reviewing on, we will send you to Tripadvisor's list of the best area restaurants.
READ ABOUT BEST RESTAURANTS IN KISSIMMEE
NOTE: DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE CONTACTED REGARDING ITS CURRENT STATUS.
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February has some cold spells which make staying at home during this pandemic not quite as painful - but still a pain. Some people still go to their jobs every day and we appreciate them. Some restaurants are open with curbside service only or limited seating. Some are completely open with no
restrictions. Everybody is doing their best. We enjoy our solitude at home by reading and getting caught up on chores. Many restaurants are completely open now, but with reduced capacity, mask requirements, and spaced seating. Most of our snowbirds are back for the season.
HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FLORIDA EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY:
FLORIDA WINERIES. Check the Florida winery nearest you. Many of them have wonderful weekend events that include music and wine tastings. Our site has information on 27 wineries scattered across the state. We plan to add even more when we have time to visit them.
FLORIDA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS. We have an extensive list of Florida Tourist Attractions. Some of them are well known; other are a wonderful step back into Old
FLORIDA TOWNS. We have profiles and histories on hundreds of Florida towns and cities.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS. There are several outside events this time of year. Among these are outdoor art festivals and folk and bluegrass music festivals.
BEST BEACHES IN FLORIDA. Almost anything you decide to do in Florida can be enhanced by spending some quality time at a great beach, and best beaches in Florida will guide you in the right direction.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY LOCATION. Hundreds of destinations within one hundred miles of eight major Florida cities.
FLORIDA DAY TRIPS BY THEME OF INTEREST. Many people like to take day trips to destinations that reflect their interests.
FLORIDA ROAD TRIPS. Hundreds of recommended road trips with maps that let you explore all regions of the state.
FLORIDA NOSTALGIA. Hundreds of historic postcards, citrus crate labels, lost tourist attractions, articles about once popular but now long gone restaurants and more. For lovers of what used to be not so long ago.
FLORIDA AUTHORS. Any time is a good time to read a book by a Florida author. Our most visited author pages are those of Randy Wayne White, the creator of adventurous
marine biologist Doc Ford, Tim Dorsey and his unlikely protagonist, serial killer Serge Storms, and Robert N. Macomber, and his historical novels featuring Captain Peter Wake of the U.S. Navy.
Here is a useful link that will tell you what is going on this month virtually everywhere in Florida.
FLORIDA FESTIVALS AND OTHER EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 2021
Information on the towns and places hosting these events, or near them, including lodging, can be found at our web page "Florida Towns."
A few events are cancelled on very short notice. I do my best to ensure that our information is correct and current, but I recommend you call before leaving for the event to make sure it's still on.
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