Archive for the ‘Things To Do’ Category

Celebrating 50 Years at Leu Gardens!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

One of our favorite local places, Leu Gardens is 50 this year! Located only 15 minutes from Thurston House B&B in North Orlando, it is a guest favorite too! Harry P. Leu Gardens features paved scenic walkways for a self guided, self paced visit that takes you through fifty acres of southern styled gardens including: America’s […]

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A Wise Old Owl at Thurston House

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

It seems fitting to have this Buzza Company print hanging in my B&B office. Of late we have been entertained a lot by the local birds, specifically the owls. One in particular seems to love to swoop and hoot. We have named him Cyrus, in honor of the original owner of this magnificiant 1885 Queen […]

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Plan ahead for Central Florida Fall Jazz!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

One of our favorite things to do is to attend a Leu Garden’s Jazz Stroll. These wonderful night time events take place from 6-10pm. We never miss the Spring & Autumn strolls. Guests have already contacted me about when the next one will be as they want to fly down here from PA just so they […]

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Birds of Prey in Central Florida

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Central Florida is just minutes away from our North Orlando bed & breakfast. Founded in 1979 in Maitland, FL, the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has treated over 12,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey (raptors), releasing more than 40% of these former patients back into […]

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Lake Eola Park, Orlando

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Lake Eola Park is popular destination in downtown Orlando, with many people taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings to stroll around or sit on one of the many benches. The sidewalk that circles the lake is .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other […]

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Taylor Swift Coming to Orlando!

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Coming June 4th to the Amway Center in downtown Orlando is Taylor Swift and her Speak Now Tour 2011. This is one of the most highly anticipated musical experiences of the year. Renowned for incredibly high-energy theatrical presentations, this show will featue amazing graphics, sets and visuals. Taylor herself will play a variety of instruments […]

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Ricky Martin at the Amway Center, Orlando!

Monday, March 28th, 2011

It’s Ricky Martin’s first tour in four years! Catch him when his “Musica+Alma+Sexo” tour rolls through the Amway Center in downtown Orlando on April 8. Tickets are $46-$126, on sale now. Our Orlando lodging Thurston House bed & breakfast is a very convenient 5 miles away from the center. Enjoy the show, then come back to the […]

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Culture & Cocktails in Maitland!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

This wonderful event is just a short stroll or drive away from our Central Florida bed & breakfast. One room is still open for the weekend so book now!

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Coming up in Central Florida – ARTS!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This fine arts and crafts festival is held each year in the spring at beautiful Lake Lily in Maitland, Central Florida.  This two day event hosts around 130 artists, food and beverage stations, sponsor booths and thousands of visitors. The 23rd Annual Spring Festival of the Arts will be held on April 16-17, 2011. The festival […]

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Jazz ‘n Blues Stroll in the Garden!

Monday, February 21st, 2011

One of our favorite Leu Gardens events is coming up in April -  Jazz’n Blues Stroll Saturday, April 9 7:00 – 10:00 pm Gardens will close at 3:00 pm Garden House will open at 6:00 pm for Will Call. Enjoy live blues and jazz under a starry sky inside Leu Gardens’ 50-acre botanic oasis located […]

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